>Under "favorite trip hop artists" you've listed "Portishead, Massive Attack, the list goes on." Would you care to expand on that?
>mfw /mu/tants think downtempo artists are trip hop
Tricky, DJ Shadow
I couldn't get into Sneaker Pimps. But maybe I didn't give em much of a shot.
Really? You're going to convince any one of us that Massive Attack and Portishead are not trip-hop?
no biggie, since sneaker pimps only had one good tune
I find it only logical to be honest, since everything interesting around trip hop carried on to breaks, big beat and [spoiler]idm[/spoiler]
I mean MA and portishead are unmatched classics. Classics by the sense that the music can be enjoyed all without context and in the sense that no one else has been able to improve on them without radically stumbling into other territories. Hence my earlier comment.
Tricky was rather late to the party as well though, wasn't he?
If anything, trip hop was already an accumulation of remarkable styles into a very enjoyable and poppy format, so there really was nowhere to take it to, if that makes any sense.
idk about hip hop but there were far more interesting things done with dub and breakbeats at the time anyway