a genre/style of music that seems like a hip hop instrumental (high bass, has a beat) it is considered a type of electronic style music. It also often takes quotes from older songs/ movies and puts them into the song to add some type of strange effect. Many also have some element of rap in them.
The Crystal Method is a great trip hop group.
A blend of electronica and down-tempo hip-hop, urban and ethereal, street and ambience. Thought provoking, sensual, and deep. Often features string section and/or brass section. Can be either instrumental or with female vocals. Occasionally with rap. Trancy and smooth. Often jazzy. Sometimes features turntablism / scratching. It's head nodding music. "Chill-out music".
Portishead, Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Goldfrapp, Lamb, Morcheeba, Smith & Mighty, Alpha, Bjork, Earthling, Hooverphonic, Mono, Smoke City, Zero 7, music on record labels Mo Wax and Ninja Tune.
This genre is a variety of breakbeat usually featuring psychedelic atmospheres and female vocalists singing in a rock-influenced style.
DJ Vadim, Shine, Neo Treo etc all people associated to Trip Hip
a form of music originating in England
It is usually characterized by a down tempo sound, female vocals, breakbeats, and a spacy version of hip-hop.
Sometimes called the Bristol sound.
A musical genre
originating in Bristol
, UK in the 1990s. It was originally informally known by the British music press as "the Bristol sound". The music is characterized by downtempo
beats, smooth synth
s and ethereal
(usually female) vocals. The style combines elements of hip-hop
. To a lesser extent, the sound also borrows from house
Although these days there are few new trip-hop acts, the genre has been very influential upon countless hip-hop and electronica
acts, such as DJ Shadow
and pretty much all dubstep
Trippy Hop hip/ Electronic music
Dude i got completely stoned last night and listened to a ton trip hop like tricky and dj shadow. it was trippy!
What first guy said:
'A blend of electronica and down-tempo hip-hop, urban and ethereal, street and ambience. Thought provoking, sensual, and deep. Often features string section and/or brass section. Can be either instrumental or with female vocals. Occasionally with rap. Trancy and smooth. Often jazzy. Sometimes features turntablism / scratching. It's head nodding music. "Chill-out music".'
Names associated with this genre:
Kid Koala, Dan the Automater, Prince Paul, Del the Funkee Homosapien...etc
If you want a real trip-hop experience, check out Lovage's "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By"
Absolute musical ecstasy to the ears.
Also check out Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Goldfrapp.
An obnoxious catch-all term that, like so many others, used to mean something. Say what you will about tempos and influences, but the fact remains that the term "trip hop" has been co-opted by under-informed marketers wanting to cash in a on groups and artist with actual talent such as Tricky, Portishead and Massive Attack.
Sneaker Pimps, Morcheeba, and Hooverphonic are sometimes called trip hop groups.