The Knowle West Boy showcases his influences in a two-hour session for BBC Radio 6.
Tricky, real name Adrian Thaws, is one of British music’s most unconventional icons. First making his name as a member of The Wild Bunch and later Massive Attack, Tricky’s 1995 solo debut Maxinquaye has remained one of trip-hop’s most definitive works.
Since the release of Maxinquaye, Tricky has released a further nine solo albums. The most recent, entitled Adrian Thaws, was released in September of this year.
In the wake of the album’s release, Tricky took control of BBC Radio 6 for two hours to showcase his wide-ranging influences. Tracks from Billie Holliday, Tracy Chapman and Donna Summer sit alongside the works of Eric B. & Rakim, Happy Mondays, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel.
Listen to the mix on the BBC Radio 6 website and check the full tracklist below.
FACT TV recently released I Am Adrian Thaws, a candid documentary focused on the outspoken artist.
Marianne Faithfull – There Is A Ghost [Naïve]
Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up [Parlophone]
James Brown – King Heroin [Polydor]
Tracy Chapman – For My Lover [Elektra]
Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit [Sonet]
Noora Noor – Forget What I Said [Blue Mood]
The Wailers & Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining [Trojan]
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up [Geffen]
Happy Mondays – Wrote For Luck [Factory]
Special Ed – The Mission [Profile]
The Specials – Gangsters [Chrysalis]
Björk & Tricky – Keep Your Mouth Shut [Blast]
House Of Pain – Boom Shalock Lock Boom [XL]
Bruce Springsteen – 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On) [Columbia]
Donna Summer – I Feel Love [Casablanca]
Kat Onoma – Que Sera Votre Vie? [EMI Music France]
Cocteau Twins – Blind Dumb Deaf [4AD]
Eric B. & Rakim – In The Ghetto [MCA]
Neneh Cherry & Tricky – Devotion [Hut]
Vybz Kartel – Jamaica [Father & Son]
Cham – Ghetto Story [Atlantic]
Tirzah & Tricky – Sun Down [Adrian Thaws]
Sefyu – Molotov 4 [Because]
Bounty Killer – Look
Radana – How We Do [DMC]
The Dirty Harrys – Kendrick
The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes [XL]