30 Mar Tricky to perform at the closing of Nišville
Legendary Trip-Hop Pioneer Tricky Takes the Stage at Nišville in Serbia
Pioneer of trip-hop is coming to Serbia
Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws (1968), better known by his stage name Tricky, former member of the mega-popular group Massive Attack, will perform with his band at the closing of this year’s Nišville on Sunday, August 13th.
This British producer and rapper, and one of the pioneers of trip-hop music, was born and raised in Bristol, southwest England, and started his career as an early member of Massive Attack, which also included Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, and Andrew Vowles.
He began his solo career in 1995 with the extremely successful album, Maxinquaye, which marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird. In a review of the album in Rolling Stone magazine, it was stated that “Tricky swallowed everything from American hip-hop and soul to reggae and melancholic British rock of the ’80s.”
By the end of the decade, he had released four more studio albums, and since 2000, he has released ten more, including “Fall to Pieces” (2020) and “Lonely Guest” (2021), which features guest appearances from Lee Scratch Perry and Oh Land.
Tricky has always employed female vocals to convey his ideas, so most of the songs on “Fall to Pieces” rely on Polish singer Marta Zlakowska, whom he discovered when he was left without a vocalist at the start of a European tour. “She saved the tour from disaster. I can recognize when someone is humble and up to the task. Marta doesn’t care about fame – she just wants to sing,” Tricky said of his new collaborator. In 2016, he briefly rejoined his first band, “Massive Attack.”
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Terry Hall (lead singer of the Specials), Bjork, American hip-hop group “Gravediggaz,” Alanis Morissette, Grace Jones, PJ Harvey, and others.
He has also acted in several films, including a significant role in Luc Besson’s 1997 film “The Fifth Element,” playing the “Right Hand” of the villainous Zorg.
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