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Teh Nizzim (Tallahassee, USA)

This is it, this is what keeps me going, this is what fuels my rocketship on this long journey through the Rift. Listening to the music, naturally, but also talking to people who create this music, and being surprised every single time how very different they are but how similar they are in their dedication...

Ink Project (London, UK)

Very interesting guests are trippin’ the rift with us today, my dear friends. As announced in the previous post, Ink Project, a London-based electronica duo is introducing themselves and their music to our readers. To call them a “trip-hop band” would be accurate, too, since their sound is driven by darker rhythm structure and features...

Dream Seizure (Omaha, USA)

“Trip-hop is everything and nothing” Trip-hop world is pretty crazy these days. There are artists who play music that would be considered “trip-hop” even back in the Golden Era of the late 90’s, but are scared shitless of the trip-hop tag. And there are artists who make music, to which the term trip-hop would (maybe)...

Unwoman (San Francisco, USA)

“… I seek to be timeless, with just the right amount of freshness and experimentation” I don’t even feel right “introducing” Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey). She is already an established musician with quite a few releases under her belt, she toured with Votaire, Rasputina and Stripmall Architecture (ex-Halou – love ’em!) and has a solid...

Tracing Arcs (Kent, UK)

“We both have quite wide listening tastes, and are not afraid to incorporate different music genres into our creations” British duo Tracing Arcs is probably the jazziest trip-hop act featured on this blog, but at the same time I would not file them under category “nu-jazz”, however vague that category might be. There is nothing...

Illy[u]zion (Kursk, Russia)

“My heart is in the rhythm of trip-hop and my voice is about to break…” Illy[u]zion is a frighteningly young project (even though they have been around for a while performing hip-hop music). It may seem like a trip-hop incarnation of “teenage angst” – atmosphere of hopelessness,  hysterical vocals, repeating theme of suicide, loneliness and...

Infamous Deed (Antarctica)

“Being overwhelmed with the brutal weather triggers your creativity and keeps you focused, the key is no distraction and this is a perfect place for a no distraction environment.” The most unusual electronica project to be introduced by trippin’ the rift? Quite possibly. This is “chillout” in the frighteningly literal context, – Ferax and Fuscata...

Rekevin (Moscow, Russia)

“The realization that you somehow affect a person with your music makes you question the reality of what is happening” Allow me to introduce my deeply beloved collective, my Top 1 and lifelong playlist in Russian trip-hop, guys who keep creating beautiful and moving work, even though in not perfect conditions, a band from Moscow...

Botany Bay (Bonn, Germany)

“Success doesn’t really matter so much, as long as the feeling is right; as long as we enjoy doing the things we do” One of the things that I like the most about trip-hop is its diversity. It leaves room for exploration (and freedom to apply the term to whatever I feel like). Discovering new...

VFSix (Moscow, Russia)

“It all started with desire to express our current state and feeling of music” I bet that if I hadn’t told you, you would never guess that VFSix is a Russian band. And it’s not even because their songs are performed in English. The quality of sound and the unique style – that what draws...

Stemvelta (Moscow, Russia)

“Looking for points of contact and cooperation while working on the material is one of the most beautiful phenomena in music” One of the most interesting discoveries that I made while listening to Ru-Trip Community vol. 1 compilation (and if you still haven’t done so, please, do yourself a favor) was a Moscow-based band Stemvelta....

Rotorro (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

“I’ve never been great at sticking to a genre” Kevin Davison-Boor couldn’t have chosen a better pseudonym for himself. I don’t know exactly what Rotorro means, but it sounds like “rotor”, the one that rotates, whirls, works, roars and never stops. The one that likes things that are changing and likes to change things. Read...