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Wax Tailor – making sincere and deep music

French virtuoso-producer Wax Tailor is one of the most intriguing names in electronica music scene. His deeply rooted in hip-hop style with inventive use of samples and featuring talented guest musicians is fresh and instantly recognizable. He kindly agreed to answer some questions for trippin’ the rift about his latest release, his style and plans...

100th

Here it is, my dearest readers and listeners. The 100th post. A micro-anniversary in trippin’ the rift‘s mini-history. I want to raise this glass of this fine Oatmeal Stout to all of you, who’s been reading these posts (not always inspired and almost never grammatically correct, but always honest), listening to my tiny radio station,...

Parting gift (more Flunk!)

I will be gone for the most of the September, so before I “make like a tree and get outta here”(C) I’m going to treat you to a nice little present: 2 additional questions to my favoritestest band Flunk, answered by Ulf Nygaard! tipkin – Are you good friends outside of the band? Do you...

Ru Trip Community – Da Story Never Ends

I don’t know about you, but for me this post is very important. Probably because I have a lot in common with the three people I interviewed here. And also because I believe that I am near the origins of something big, something that is yet rather less known but has already left an important...

Flunk Q&A session for trippin’ the rift

Flunk doesn’t need to be introduced to anyone. In fact, you have to introduce yourself to Flunk‘s music, and once you’ve done so, it will become your closest friend. I’m not sure what their secret is. Maybe it is that there is no secret, just pure honest melodies and Anja Oyen Vister‘s enchanting vocals. Flunk‘s...

Morcheeba Live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

Hungry Lucy interview for trippin’ the rift

As I announced a little while ago, Hungry Lucy (Christa Belle and Warren Harrison) have agreed to do an interview for trippin’ the rift. Reed it and weep (with joy): tipkin – First and obvious: who is Hungry Lucy and what is she hungry for? Christa – The original story is that Lucy is a...

Ninja Tune: a visual history

The National Student did its homework and put together a killer compilation of classic music videos from Ninja Tune‘s finest warriors in celebration of the label’s upcoming 20th birthday. A very nice and entertaining way to fill the blanks in your trip-hop education. I’m just gonna drop some names: Coldcut, Funki Porcini, Amon Tobin, Bonobo,...

Portishead – Glory Box (John Martin vs. Kram)

From the city of Coverville comes this bloody death-match (just kidding, very peaceful competition) of two covers for Portishead‘s “Glory Box.” Covering Portishead songs is a thankless job, but these two contestants didn’t do too bad. John Martin turns “Glory Box” into soulful blues, and Kram gives a hazy 70’s psychedelic feel. Listen to podcast...

Thievery Corporation to release ‘Best Of’ album

After 15 years of stealing trip-hop fans’ hearts Thievery Corporation’s is coming out with “Best Of” album. It will be called It Takes a Thief and include “Lebanese Blonde” and “Sound the Alarm” among other favorites that Rob Garza and Eric Hilton from their 5 studio albums. More about the album, band’s history and new...

Martina Topley-Bird – on the move

Martina Topley-Bird talks about her new album Some Place Simple, touring with Massive Attack, relationships with Tricky, escaping the legacy of Maxinquaye, raising her daughter and plans to move to L.A. Read here.

Massive Attack plans ‘completely different’ new album

Robert De Naja told BBC 6 that as opposed to Heligoland, where they worked with a bunch of people they have known for a long time, for the new album they plan on working with less people and do something more symphonic and instrumental. He also talks about the importance of taking time to make...