Rediscovering his Bristolian roots on his latest album Knowle West Boy (Domino Records) the original Tricky Kid returns to play his first London show in over five years.
Knowle West Boy sees Tricky explore the musical influences of his childhood shaping and filtering them into the here and now. The resultant mix redefines his current status as an outsider superstar and the outsider’s homeboy.
Culturally, Tricky bridges white and black Britain, particularly in his fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.
‘He's an enigma capable of moments of utter genius’ NME
Wild Beasts hail from Cumbria and are known for an unusual instrumental sound led by distinctive falsetto vocals, as explored on their debut album Limbo, Panto – ‘There are hints of early Roxy Music, Sparks and second world war military bands, all conspiring to make them probably the most original new band in Britain’ – The Guardian.
Key dubstep producer Skream, responsible for some of the genre’s classic cuts, such as 2005’s Midnight Request Line, exemplifies the style’s intoxicating blend of strangeness and rhythmic drive.
This event is part of:
A Domino Records Crystal Anniversary
Produced by the Barbican in association with Metropolis