Tricky has always seemed like an artist whose bad side you don’t want to end up on. And he’s really cut loose in an interview with Exberliner magazine, in which he calls out Domino Records head Lawrence Bell and his former Massive Attack colleague 3D, whom Tricky calls “pretentious” and a “corny guy” who “always needs someone who’s a tall black guy.” OUCH! …MORE
Crosstown Rebels are presenting a festival that’s beyond comprehension; a two-day extravaganza that take place during the end of the world (according to the Mayan Calendar). Of course, having this on Playa Del Carmen during the supposed end of the world only makes it more intriguing/crazy/amazing/exciting. And to think we haven’t even mentioned the already-stacked lineup — which includes the likes of 3D (Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack), James Lavelle (UNKLE), Art Department, Robelledo T.E.E.D. and many more. Check out the statement describing what’s to come on Day Zero, as well as the link to the website to see who else is playing, after the jump.
20 years ago, Bristol, England hip-hop crew Massive Attack released their debut album, Blue Lines, and reshaped the sound of UK electronic music forever. The album is widely regarded as the finest work to come out of the trip-hop scene (along with Portishead‘s Dummy) and has been a vital discovery for new electronic music fans for two decades.
Toronto producer Egyptrixx has taken what is probably the album’s most questionable song, “Hymn of the Big Wheel” and given it a much overdo remix that adds some dirt and dust to Nelle Hopper’s classic production while retaining the optimistic ’90s rave afterglow.
Last week, the b-side of Massive Attack‘s collaboration with Burial, “Four Walls,” sent chills up the back of our necks. Now we get to hear the flipside, a reworking of “Paradise Circus” off of their Heligoland album. And while it might not send shivers like the listening, it’s definitely stands as a worth companion to “Four Walls.” Maybe Burial needs to remix and entire Massive Attack album ala Mad Professors version of Protection.