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Trip hop

genre of electronic music

Trip-hop is a genre of downtempo music. It began as a mix of rock, jazz, dub, soul, and some other elements including psychedelic rock, ambient, progressive rock, acid jazz and alternative hip hop. It came from Bristol, England in the early 1990s; the group that started what has become to be called the Bristol sound was Massive Attack.[1]

Trip hop
Stylistic originsHip hop, electronica, downtempo, jazz, dub, psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Cultural originsEarly 1990s Bristol, United Kingdom
Typical instrumentsKeyboards (especially Rhodes), turntables, samplers, brass, strings, guitar, bass, drums, percussion
Mainstream popularity1994 to present in UK and later in US
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Fusion genres
Trip rock
Regional scenes
Other topics
Bristol underground sceneIndustrial hip-hopBreakbeatNu jazz


  1. "Bristol Urban Culture - Massive Wiki". Retrieved 16 December 2010.