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Maxinquaye

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Maxinquaye

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tricky
Producers:
4 and Broadway
genre:
Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, Electronic

We gave it an A

If trip-hop has a Phil Spector, it’s British producer-remixer Tricky, whose mix of light hip-hop beats and nod-out, Lava lamp atmospherics defines the genre. R&B for the head, Maxinquaye is engrossing musical collage art that bumps, grinds, and simmers. Once in a while, it even overheats: Tricky’s radical revamping of Public Enemy’s prison-break anthem ”Black Steel” — now a clanking jumble of club beats, metal, and singer Martine’s sly phrasing — is mind-bending. A

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