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Tricky

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Originally, Tricky was an associate of the Outdoors Number, a Bristol-based rap troupe that ultimately metamorphosed into Massive Attack through the early ’90s. Tricky offered pivotal raps on Substantial Attack’s groundbreaking 1992 recording, Blue Lines. The next 12 months, he released his debut solitary, “Aftermath.” Before he documented “Aftermath,” he fulfilled a teenage vocalist called Martina, who become his full-time musical collaborator; all albums released under Tricky’s name feature her efforts. Tricky authorized a agreement with 4th & Broadway in 1994. The agreement included a clause that allowed him release a part tasks under different titles, furthermore to regular Tricky produces. “Ponderosa” and “Overcome” had been released during the period of 1994; that same season, he produced a cameo on Substantial Attack’s second record, Security. Tricky’s debut record, Maxinquaye, appeared within the springtime of 1995. Not merely did the record receive overwhelmingly reviews that are positive when it had been released, nonetheless it inserted the U.K. graphs at number 2, regardless of the total insufficient daytime radio airplay. Throughout 1995, Tricky was omnipresent within the U.K., collaborating with and remixing for a multitude of performers, including Björk, Luscious Jackson, and Whale. In nov 1995, he released Tricky vs. the Gravediggaz, a cooperation using the American hardcore rap group, and a one known as “I End up being the Prophet,” that was released beneath the name Starving Souls. By the end of the entire year, Maxinquaye topped many year-end polls in Britain, including Melody Machine and NME. In Feb of 1996, Almost God — an record offering Tricky’s collaborations with performers as different as Terry Hall, Björk, Alison Moyet, and Neneh Cherry — premiered, again to solid reviews; the record was released within the U.S. half a year afterwards. After completing the next full-fledged Tricky record, in early 1996 he relocated to NEW YORK, where he started dealing with underground rappers. An EP known as Grassroots premiered within the U.S. in Sept. Two months later on, Tricky’s established second recording, Pre-Millennium Tension, premiered. Once again, Tricky received reviews that are positive, though there have been several dissenting opinions. Furthermore to his three produces of 1996, he remixed performers as varied as Elvis Costello, Garbage, Yoko Ono, and Bush. Tricky’s following full-length solo work, Angels with Dirty Encounters, made an appearance in 1998, implemented a calendar year afterwards by Juxtapose, a cooperation with Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs and DMX’s Grease. In 2001, Tricky came back with the Objective Accomplished EP, that was released with the Epitaph subsidiary label Anti. Blowback, his initial for Hollywood Information, appeared afterwards that June and included several collaborations with Hawkman, Live’s Ed Kowalczyk, and Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante. More and more alert to his brooding persona within the mass media and irritated that well-known music magazines acquired began labeling him “the Dark Prince,” he produced Susceptible in 2003 as an effort to expose himself as a far more accessible artist. Exactly the same yr, the trunk to Mine label released an recording of remixes that he put together, before he required a five-year hiatus from documenting new materials. Knowle Western Boy, his most critically acclaimed documenting since Pre-Millennium Pressure, marked a solid return from the trip-hop pioneer in 2008, and Tricky toured for a good yr behind it. In August of 2010 he surfaced with the solitary “Murder Tool,” a reworking of Echo Minott’s ’90s-period dancehall strike that obsessed him. Pursuing within the custom of his infamous go through of General public Enemy’s “Dark Metal” with support vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, “Murder Tool,” like its precursor, also highlighted a female tone of voice, in cases like this, Irish-Italian vocalist Franky Riley, one of is own backing vocalists on the highway. Tricky implemented the one with the record Mixed Race afterwards that fall. Disappointed with Domino Information, he began his own Fake Idols label for the discharge of his ninth single record, also named Fake Idols. Following a year or two of touring and event looks, he announced information on his tenth recording, Adrian Thaws. Entitled after his delivery name, the 2014 launch was another innovative rebirth through the ever-evolving designer. Like 1996’s Almost God, his 2016 launch Skilled Mechanics dropped somewhere between an effective recording and a part task, with Tricky became a member of by guests like Oh Property in addition to artists in the Fake Idols imprint.

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Full Name Tricky
Nationality British
Music Groups The Wild Bunch
Music Songs Hell Is Around the Corner, Black Steel, My Palestine Girl, Evolution Revolution Love, Aftermath, Overcome, Nothing's Changed, Sun Down, Excess, Christian Sands, Nothing Matters, We Don't Die, Time to Dance, Murder Weapon, Does It, If Only I Knew, Parenthesis, Wash My Soul, Makes Me Wanna Die, Ghetto Stars, Puppy Toy, Nicotine Love, Hot Like a Sauna, You Don't Wanna, Bom Bom Diggy, Hey Love, Ponderosa, Is That Your Life, Abbaon Fat Tracks, Bury the Evidence, Past Mistake, Suffocated Love
Albums Maxinquaye, False Idols, Skilled Mechanics, Pre-Millennium Tension, Blowback, Knowle West Boy, Nearly God, Angels with Dirty Faces, Mixed Race, Juxtapose, Vulnerable, Adrian Thaws, A Ruff Guide, Mission Accomplished, The Hell E.P., Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew, Back to Mine: Tricky, Tricky Presents Grassroots, ununiform, Remixed
Movies Clean, Massive Attack: Eleven Promos, The Fifth Element


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Black Steel" - uncredited / writer: "Karmacoma" - uncredited
Les témoins TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Date and Switch 2014 writer: "Give Me The Go" - as Adrian Thaws
One Night Stand 2013 TV Series short 1 episode
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood 2012 performer: "Evolution, Revolution, Love"
Whores' Glory 2011 Documentary performer: "Taxi" / writer: "Taxi" - as Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws
One Day 2011 performer: "Aftermath" / writer: "Aftermath" - as Thaws
17 filles 2011 performer: "Puppy Toy" / writer: "Puppy Toy" - as Adrian Thaws
Attack of La Niña 2011 performer: "Evolution Revolution Love" / writer: "Evolution Revolution Love"
Transporter 3 2008 performer: "Hell Is Around the Corner" / writer: "Hell Is Around the Corner"
Chuck 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torchwood 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
.45 2006 performer: "Devil in Me" / writer: "Devil in Me"
The Book of Revelation 2006 performer: "Abbaon Fat" tracks / writer: "Abbaon Fat" tracks
Alien Autopsy 2006 performer: "Aftermath" / writer: "Aftermath"
Sleeper Cell 2005 TV Series 1 episode
The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer 2005 Video documentary "Karmacoma'
Adil geht 2005 lyrics: "2thousand3" / performer: "2thousand3"
The O.C. 2003-2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Clean 2004/I performer: "Breakaway" / producer: "Breakaway" / writer: "Breakaway"
Without a Trace 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Veronica Guerin 2003 performer: "Aftermath"
Fastlane 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silent Cry 2002 performer: "Aftermath"
Ultimate X: The Movie 2002 Documentary short performer: "Christiansands" / writer: "Christiansands"
Bad Company 2002 performer: "Excess", "Real People", "Matrix", "Bury the Evidence" / writer: "Excess", "Don't Touch", "Bury the Evidence" - as Adrian Thaws / writer: "Real People", "Matrix"
Glory Days 2002 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Smallville 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Narc 2002 lyrics: "Provoked" - as Adrian Thaws / music: "Provoked" - as Adrian Thaws
Queen of the Damned 2002 performer: "Excess" / writer: "Excess" - as Adrian Thaws
24 TV Series 1 episode, 2001 performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Thir13en Ghosts 2001 performer: "Excess" / writer: "Excess"
The West Wing 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scrubs 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bully 2001 performer: "Excess", "Bury the Evidence" / writer: "Excess", "Bury the Evidence" - as Adrian Thaws
Shabatot VeHagim 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boiler Room 2000 performer: "You Don't" / writer: "You Don't"
The Crow: Salvation 2000 performer: "Antihistamine" / writer: "Antihistamine"
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time 1999 performer: "Christiansands"
Brokedown Palace 1999 performer: "Contradictive" / writer: "Contradictive" - as "Tricky"
Forces of Nature 1999 performer: "Slowly" / writer: "Slowly"
Half Baked 1998 performer: "We Know" / writer: "We Know"
The Replacement Killers 1998 performer: "Makes Me Wanna Die"
My Son the Fanatic 1997 performer: "You Don't" / writer: "You Don't" - as Thaws
One Eight Seven 1997 writer: "Karmacoma" - as Adrian Thaws
Face/Off 1997 performer: "Christiansands"
Another Nine & a Half Weeks 1997 "Grandmaster"
Nowhere 1997 writer: "Daydreaming The Blacksmith Remix" - as Adrian Thaws
City of Industry 1997 performer: "OVERCOME"
Lost Highway 1997 writer: "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - as A. Thaws
New York Undercover 1996 TV Series 1 episode
The Crow: City of Angels 1996 "In a Lonely Place" / performer: "Tonite Is a Special Nite" Kaos Mass Confusion Mix / producer: "In a Lonely Place", "Tonite Is a Special Nite" Kaos Mass Confusion Mix / writer: "Tonite Is a Special Nite" Kaos Mass Confusion Mix
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special performer: "Hell Is Around the Corner" - uncredited / writer: "Hell Is Around the Corner" uncredited, "Karmacoma"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strange Days 1995 performer: "Overcome" / writer: "Overcome"
Zusje 1995 "Karmacoma"
Go Now 1995 performer: "Pumpkin", "You Don't" / writer: "Pumpkin", "You Don't"
Virtuosity 1995 performer: "Abbaon Fat Tracks"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Le confessionnal 1995 performer: "Aftermath" / writer: "Aftermath"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rupture 2005/IV Short composer: song "Bury The Evidence"
Glory Days 2002 TV Series composer - 9 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girlfriends 2005 TV Series Finn Robinson
Massive Attack: Eleven Promos 2001 Video
The Fifth Element 1997 Right Arm

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dissolved Girl 2008 Short
Hell to Pay 2005 Video
Clean 2004/I
Tricky: Vulnerable 2003 Video documentary short
Tricky: A Ruff Guide 2002 Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tricky: A Ruff Guide 2002 Video creator

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
¡Atención obras! 2015 TV Series Himself
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rage 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 1995-2008 TV Series Himself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui 2005 Video documentary Himself (segments "For Real", "Pumpkin" and "Hell is Around the Corner")
Clean 2004/I Himself
Tricky: Vulnerable 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Tricky: A Ruff Guide 2002 Video Himself
Fuji Rock Festival '01 2001 TV Special
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Himself
Girls, Tricky 2001 Short Himself (as Adrian Thaws)
The Chris Rock Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Jo Whiley 1998 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
MTV Fashionably Loud: The Event 1997 TV Movie Himself - singer
MTV's Most Wanted 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Q Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner, Best Producer Award
Go Now 1995 Himself
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Later... With Jools Holland 2005 TV Series Himself
The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment "Karmacoma")
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee, Best British Breakthrough Act Award & Best British Dance Act Award
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Himself

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