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"Rock died out and then came pop now you're living in the world of... Trip Hop" — U.N.K.L.E.: 'If You Find Earth Boring'

Bethan Cole, Mixmag, August 1995

One year ago we coined the term 'trip hop' for a new, instrumental school of stoned hip hop rhythms and psychedelic wizardry. Since then, the whole damn thing has gone mad as acid jazzers and jaded ravers joined hands and spliffs over MoWax, Tricky, Mekon, Funki Porcini, Ninja Tune and the rest. So where are we now? Who's leading the scene? And is this the most exciting thing in dance music for years or just a stoned cop out?

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