What's your favorite Trip-Hop song.

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by Betamax Bandit, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. My favorite:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJY7BMzx7Iw]YouTube - Prefuse 73 - Perverted Undertone[/ame]

  2. To be honest I have no idea what 'trip-hop' is...... but if I had to guess its hip-hop but physcadelic/trippy?

    Well the trippiest rap beat i've ever heard by far is Day'N'Night by Kid Cudi

    but when it comes to beat AND lyrics bein trippy this song comes to mind

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0j_WT7reoc]YouTube - Khmer Kid - Smoke WeeD (= not Cypress Hill =)[/ame]

  3. The trip-hop description was applied to the musical trend in the mid-1990s of Downtempo Electronic that grew out of England's Hip-Hop and House scenes. It is often rejected as a term by those artists to whom it is applied. It has also been described as "Europe's alternative of choice in the second half of the '90s", and a one-up fusion "of Hip-Hop and Electronica until neither genre is recognizable.

    In other words, Trip-Hop is a mix of Downtempo Electronic (laid back electronic music) and Hip-Hop with usually no lyrics that, when combined, sounds nothing like Electronica but sounds vaguely like Hip-Hop.
  4. So basically almost Dubstep?

    EDIT: After listening it doesn't SOUND like Dubstep but how you described it, it sounded like Dubstep.
  5. #5 Zònk, Sep 18, 2009
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    Im pretty sure this is Trip Hop, anyway so far its one of my favorite songs and it and the video are trippy as hell.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRIeBGXTTk]YouTube - Tricky - Hell Is Around The Corner: Video[/ame]
  6. I got the description off some Trip-Hop forum. It's pretty much like Hip-Hop beats with mostly no lyrics.
  7. Trip hop/down tempo/ambient it's all pretty interchangeable. It came out in the mid 90s like 95/96ish and i think it moved dance music from the dace floor to the homes. I love this stuff, you can kick back smoke a blunt and just relax listing to the slow beat, slow rapping (see Tricky) and complex sounds that flow in between the beats.
    Actually, when it started to merge in to the drum and bass scene, that's when dubstep really formed.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWMn03Gcjs]YouTube - Sofa Surfers - Fiaker (Driving Home To Hasenearl)[/ame]
  8. #8 light green, Sep 18, 2009
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4jGfx76yHw]YouTube - 11th ave Freakout[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09DLX-hB1k&feature=related]YouTube - Reaching Quiet - "She ain't gonna call you back"[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUYm3dpRw40&feature=video_response]YouTube - Reaching Quiet - Slow Polaroid[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_tNyFV_A50&feature=related"]YouTube - Bike, Pt. 1 - clouddead[/ame]

    i don't know if this is what you guys will consider trip hop, but if i was to put a genre to this, i'd say it was avant garde experimental trip hop. either way it's my favorite stuff ever, and if you appreciate good music you might like it.
  9. Would DJ Shadow be considered trip-hop? Endtroducing is an amazing album, made completely from samples. For those of you that haven't heard DJ Shadow his music's mainly instrumental hip hop, and it usually has a "trippy" side I guess.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6X_e0FPVCg]YouTube - Mutual Slump (D.J. Shadow)[/ame]
  10. #10 Deleted member 102856, Sep 18, 2009
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    I think Portishead is Triphop...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlr_E1Xy2I"]YouTube - Numb - Portishead[/ame]
  11. I really like most of what i hear of trip-hop/downtempo

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmzHRGoKca0]YouTube - DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World[/ame]

    ^ is a nice song. too early in my discovery of the style to say my favourite...look forward to discovering more, nice thread :smoking:
  12. I don't know actually know what this term means, but does Massive Attack qualify?
    They have made some super chill, really seductive music over the years. Good speakers/headphones are a must. I saw them live once, playing before, oddly enough, Tool; at Coachella 2006.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA1_F86bpOg&feature=related]YouTube - Massive Attack - Group Four[/ame]

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