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The 20.8: Your Essential Guide to Trip-Hop by 20watts

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The Bristol sound, also known as trip-hop, was born from the British hip-hop and house scenes of the mid-1990s. Artists like Massive Attack, DJ Shadow and Portishead took the hybrid genre and turned it into a hip-hop-influenced electronica that harnessed a fanbase that reached between the Atlantic. The listening experience, likened to a “musical trip,” is one intensely focused on the abstract, atmospheric qualities of the genre. It has grown over the years to encompass turntablism, acid jazz, electro and dance into a hybrid genre that continues to expand into the contemporary hip-hop scene.

So what’s the very best of trip-hop? 20 Watts’ JOHN LUPOSELLO has the answer in our eighth 20 installment. Watch for new 20s each Thursday, only on 20 Watts, and check out our previous 20s below!

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[…] READ THE 20: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO TRIP-HOP […]

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[…] Heligoland opens in true Massive Attack fashion, with the intimate, yet intense cut, “Pray For Rain.” It stands as a perfect indication of what is to come later on Heligoland. “Pray For Rain” may very well embody the most attractive elements of the record into one track. Massive Attack manages to bind you to the music in a manner that’s nothing short of tangible, all the while maintaining the same cool that characterizes the roots of the Bristol Sound. […]

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