stylistic origins: Hip-hop, Downtempo, House, Breakbeat, Acid Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Dance
cultural origins: 1990s, Bristol, United Kingdom
artists listed: 499
albums: 1,438
tracks: 20,441
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Trip Hop

stylistic origins: Hip-hop, Downtempo, House, Breakbeat, Acid Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Dance
cultural origins: 1990s, Bristol, United Kingdom

Trip hop is a music genre also known as the Bristol sound or Bristol acid rap. The trip hop description was applied to the musical trend in the mid 1990s of downtempo electronic music 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 choice in the second half of the '1990s", and “a fusion of hip-hop and electronica until neither genre is recognisable". It is thus categorised as a fairly experimental genre, sometimes with elements of dance.

Sometimes characterised by a reliance on breakbeats and a sample-heavy, often moody sound pioneered by Coldcut's remix of Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full", trip hop gained notice via popular artists such as Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Björk, Thievery Corporation, Amon Tobin, and rock-influenced sound groups such as Ruby, California's DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Unkle and the U.K.'s Gorillaz, Howie B. Morcheeba, originating from Hythe in Kent, Londoners Glideascope and New York's Bowery Electric are also often associated with this sound. The latest additions to this line of performers are Jem, Australia's Spook and the Anglo-Polish experimental collaboration Flykkiller.

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