Tricky | Interview


1) With the current iPod shuffle culture, do you think it’s important for people to reminded of the importance of how an album flows, as a body of work, which can be lost when only listening to individual tracks?

Yeah, you should aim make albums rather than singles; artists say they have an album ready but they do not have singles… I don’t understand this. I make a great album and if I make a single it’s a bonus.

2) You’re one of the founding members of the “Bristol Sound”, what was it about that ear in Bristol music that led to such a melting pot of genres?

I haven’t got a clue, sometimes I think cause Bristol is was so boring that’s why more music came out of there.. its mixed culturally, there was a lot Jamaican’s that moved there in the 60’s, my dad being one of them and I think music coming out of Bristol was very influenced by Jamaican culture.

3) Famous for having collaborated with a number of artists, including Beyonce, Bjork, Massive Attack, Fresh 4, and Alanis Morisette, who was the most inspirational to work with?
They were all inspirational in there different ways, but I did like how Alanis Morisette worked, was weird as to me she was a pop girl… but when she got in the studio she was fast and on it! Which impressed me.

4) You had your own label Brown Punk, what made start your own label? what plans have you got for the future?
Its ended now, it had too many things attached to it, now I am doing a new label; basically start off with a smaller roster to spend more time on each artists, it includes– Francesca Belmonte, Marlon Thaws (Pavement grammar), Fi Fi Wong and myself – we are releasing an EP of 4 tracks one from each artist later in the year

5) What would you say is the most unlikely influence on your music?
Some good pop music, Kate Bush.. Public Enemy, Doctor John.