Formed by Tricky after a move to Berlin earlier this year, Skilled Mechanics is a collaborative project that allows the producer and vocalist to work with many different artists, while at the same time pushing his unique vocal talents to the forefront. Last month, the first music from the project surfaced in the form of “Beijing To Berlin,” a brash hip-hop track featuring guest vocals from Chinese rapper Ivy, which...

“Calling it Adrian Thaws is saying you don’t really know me,” says Tricky, explaining the title of his 11th album. “So many times people have tried to put a finger on me and every album I go to a different place.” It’s typical of one of music’s most unpredictable characters that the first album to bear his birth name is one of his least introspective. Adrian Thaws is a vivid,...

Tricky has today announced the first step in a new fundraising effort to raise money and awareness surrounding mental health in his hometown of Bristol, by launching for sale a deluxe notebook set from his webshop, with all profits from the release being donated to Bristol Mind. The fundraising effort is a close-to-home initiative supporting the brilliant work the local mental health charity conducts, from advocacy and mental health awareness...

Following on from his critically acclaimed album ‘Fall To Pieces’, Tricky releases new EP, “Doorway”. The EP features two competition winning versions of album track 'I'm In The Doorway' from fans LOUISE and Mars Blackbird, and a new version from Tricky himself.

The 'Doorway' EP continues Tricky’s tradition of sourcing widely unknown artists to work alongside. Following a competition callout for fans to provide alternate vocals for the playlisted and...

I’m In The Doorway’’ is the featherlight new single from Tricky, following from tracks “Fall Please” and “ Thinking Of”. “I’m In The Doorway”, as beautiful and beguiling as Dirty Projectors at their sweetest, features Danish singer Oh Land’s honeyed vocals.

The song’s accessibility – albeit a strange and twisted accessibility – surprised even the man who wrote it. “With most of my stuff, there's nothing else like it around,”...

Thinking Of’ is the captivating opening song on Fall To Pieces. As with debut single ‘Fall Please’, it demands repeat listens, drawing you in further with the unique signature that could still only ever be attributable to Tricky. The track features Marta Złakowska on vocals - the singer he discovered during a Polish tour when he was left without a vocalist on the opening night: the local promoter suggested a...

Tricky announces his 14th studio album, Fall To Pieces, out September 4th on his own label False Idols, and shares its lead single, ‘Fall Please’. The legendary producer might be over three decades deep into his music career but he’s currently on an especially prolific run. In the last year, he dropped the enchanting '20,20' EP and put out an acclaimed autobiography, 'Hell Is Round The Corner'.

Fall Please’, a...

Tricky returns with his new 20,20 EP on his own label False Idols, featuring vocals from creative collaborator & touring vocalist Marta, and Berlin-based Anika. The latest release from the three track EP features his mesmerising touring vocalist Marta on the bare bones duet “Hate this Pain”.

Instrumental track “M” offers a hopeful, forward-facing flipside that bookends “Lonely Dancer”, a wearied yet beautiful downtempo number featuring Berlin-based Anika. The full...

Tricky releases the arresting and intimate video for the song ‘Makes Me Wonder’, the delicate and reflective song featuring his mesmerising touring vocalist Marta, taken from the ‘Test of Time’ compilation released earlier this year on his label, False Idols. The video sees Marta in the streets of Łódź in Poland - after dark, a haunting and industrial setting captured with expert cinematography by Polish director Mateusz Miszczyński.

Makes...

Ahead of Tricky’s sold out show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall tonight (13th Dec), he presents the video for album favourite ‘New Stole’, featuring vocals from Francesca Belmonte.

The track, a newly moulded revision of the song ‘Stole’ from Francesca Belmonte’s False Idols released album, was selected as a highlight across the board by critics of ununiform.

  • “’New Stole’ is transformed into a fine example of baroque electronic pop by
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