15. MAY 2016 - WAITING FOR HOURS
The bonus track of the Japanese version of Skilled Mechanics - "Waiting for hours" - is now on Soundcloud, go here to listen to it! Probably it will be removed in the future, as these tracks are normally just there for a certain time...
Also check out Thorben's new instagram account where he's showing his Tricky collection, from CDs and DVDs to all kings of collectors items: tricky_stuff!
16. APRIL 2016 - HANNOVER GIG MOVED TO PAVILLON
Tricky's concert tonight in Hannover is moved from Chez Heinz to Pavillon! You can still buy tickets. As for all German shows the support act will be Kiko King & Creativemaze from Tricky's False Idols label, you can check them out on Soundcloud ot their official website.
29. MARCH 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS REMIXES
Apparently some days ago (on March 25) a remix EP with two remixes was released as a download single! It contains the following tracks:
1. How's Your Life (Huxley Remix)
2. Boy (Riddla Remix)
You can buy it at iTunes, Juno or other places, it's also on Spotify. Both remixes are also streamed on Soundcloud (click on the titles above to go there). I've added the EP to the discography.
[Thanks to Christer for letting me know about this release!]
26. FEBRUARY 2016 - RITUAL SPIRIT 12"
The "Ritual Spirit" EP from Massive Attack (with the Tricky collaboration 'Take It There') was released on a very limited 12"! As you can read on discogs: "Limited to 300 pressings worldwide.
This particular sleeve is one of the 200 limited run that was only available at the launch of the Ritual Spirit exhibition which opened on February 3rd 2016 at the Lazirides Editions gallery in London. The run of 200 pressings was split into 4 editions with 4 different sleeve designs.
Each sleeve is actually only 1 of 50 produced which was hand finished and numbered at the gallery studios by 3D (Robert Del Naja) himself and therefore each sleeve is unique." See pictures of 3D working on the sleeves here.
The other 100 were sold at "The Store" in Berlin, where the exhibition was shown from February 17-20. I've added it to the collaborations discography and also added some pictures of the different sleeves here. Copies are sold for about 500€ now! But it will be released as a regular, not limited version on March 4 (and already released digitally for a while)!
And in case you haven't read my post on Facebook: Tricky performed the song with Massive Attack on February 18 at their concert in Berlin! You can watch a video of it on You Tube. The day before they also played in Berlin, but without Tricky. Martina took over his part with different lyrics, you can watch that video here.
Last but not least here is a TV interview with 3D, where he talks about Tricky and the "Take It There" video at the end (the main character struggles with his inner demons and that could be a symbol of 3D's and Tricky's conflicts in their relationship, if I understood correctly).
21. FEBRUARY 2016 - RED LIGHT RUNNERS
This is old news, but I stumbled across an old interview from 2002 where Tricky talks about starring in the film "Red Light Runners" (read it here). I totally forgot about the movie and tried to find out more about it today. To make a long story short: the movie was never finished and released due to financing problems, you can watch a trailer here and a short part of it here.
First of all, here's what we get to know from the interview: Tricky explained how he got involved in it: "I was in the office of this tv ad company talking to somebody and this lady come out (she knew who I was) and said 'Oh, my husband is doing a movie and I think you should be in it'". He states that at first he didn't want to do it because he had bad experiences before (in "The 5th Element"), but then the director (Nick Egan) was so nice and cool that he did it. The film was "like a heist film, with us robbing The Millennium Dome, it's a bit strange, it's a very weird movie with a lot of different characters in it together, like Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Killien Murphy, so quite an odd bunch." He described his role like this: "They've got me playing this getaway driver- the guy actually wrote the character for me after hanging out with me, so it's like me playing me really, I get to smoke weed and drive around in a car being me." I've read here that the filming stopped in 2003, because the film was "snagged by finance". Although on this website it seems that it was played in cinemas in 2004! And there's even a trailer for it on Vimeo (you can see Tricky for a couple of seconds), also on Nick Egan's official website. I found this in-depth description of filming from the writer, and it seems that they didn't get financed and then stopped to film (funnily is post was written just some days ago!). So I guess this is another unreleased project with Tricky involved that we will never see...
16. FEBRUARY 2016 - VIDEO FOR 'BOY'
The video for 'Boy' is out today! It is directed by Tricky and Darrel Pursey, starring Ben Ferris and filmed in Knowle West. It has a short appearance of Tricky and a cameo from Whitley, who is also mentioned in the lyrics and obviously a long time friend of Tricky! You can watch it on You Tube or Vimeo.
7. FEBRUARY 2016 - PMT EXPANDED ISSUE
Not only Maxinquaye got a new release, but also Pre Millenium Tension! An "expanded issue" CD will be released by Cherry Red Records on March 11 (although all shops say March 18). Here is their official website with more details about the release. It is remastered, has a "sleeve essay from Record Collector’s Paul McGuinness" (whatever that is) and has 5 bonus tracks:
- Flynn [from Christiansands single]
- Devils' Helper [from Grassroots EP]
- Grass Roots [from Grassroots EP & Tricky Kid CD 2 & 12"]
- Makes Me Wanna Die (Tricky's Extremix) [from Tricky Kid CD 2 & 12"]
- Piano (The Green Stinky Mix) [by A Guy Called Gerald, from Makes Me Wanna Die CD 2]
6. FEBRUARY 2016 - BBC 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL, TICKETS FOR BERLIN
Tricky will play live at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Bristol on February 13. There will not only be Bristolian music at that festival, but also a lot more going on. For example they will show the (brilliant!) Tricky documentary "Naked and Famous" on February 14 at The Watershed (14.30). The director Mark Kidel will even introduce the film, as you can read here. They will also show the live part that was broadcasted afterwards (Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 16. April 1997). The documentary was shown on TV a couple of times and later released on the 'Ruff Guide' DVD without the live part (see discography here).
And on another note: you can win 2 tickets for Tricky's concert in Berlin here. But hurry up, the deadline is February 10.
5. FEBRUARY 2016 - NEW REMIX, TOURDATES
Tricky posted on Instagram that a remix of 'Boy' by DJ Riddla is out. You can listen to it on Noisey. I don't know if it will be officially released, but Tricky said in an interview that Boy will be the next single, so maybe it will be a b-side...
There were also two more concerts added to the European tour: Brussels on April 11 and Amsterdam on April 12, go to the tourdates to see all. [Thanks for Ferdinand for this info!]
2. FEBRUARY 2016 - TRICKY'S BBC 6 MIX, JAPAN RELEASE POSTPONED
Tricky hosted the radio show 6 Mix on BBC 6 back in 2014. Because of the upcoming BBC 6 Festival in Bristol they are streaming it again, together with the 6 Mix of Massive Attack. You can listen to the show here until February 29. Tricky plays songs and explains their influence on him. Here is the playlist back from 2014, October 31. The original Tricky show was 2 hours, now they are only playing the first hour, unfortunately. I've added it to Tricky radio, also added an older radio show called "Loveline" which is really funny, so check it out.
And on a side note: it seems the Japanese release of 'Skilled Mechanics' with the bonus track 'Waiting For Hours' is postponed to February 20, at least that's what they say here (now they say February 10).
28. JANUARY 2016 - 'RITUAL SPIRIT' RELEASED TODAY
Massive Attack's EP 'Ritual Spirit' was released today as a download version. It has a track with Tricky on it ('Take it there') and even a video for it (watch it on Vevo or You Tube, it is directed by Hiro Murai). You can buy the download on Amazon, iTunes or other places, it's also on Spotify. A double vinyl version will be released on March 4, you can already preorder it here. And as you can read on Pitchfork, another EP and album will be released later this year. It doesn't say if there will be any more tracks with Tricky. I've added 'Ritual Spirit' to the collaborations discography.
25. JANUARY 2016 - TRACK WITH MASSIVE ATTACK
Massive Attack released an interactive iPhone app (for iPhone 5s and upwards) that features a track with Tricky! The app is called Fantom and with it you can remix 4 tracks, read more about it here. One of the tracks is a collaboration with Tricky and called "Take It There". 3D also hinted to a physical release of the original mixes on an EP called "Ritual Spirit". He posted a picture of a vinyl cover on Intagram. Apparently it has leaked already, and here's why: this website says that a dutch online store (Mega Media) accidentily sold the download. They removed it now, but some people were able to buy it. The official release is rumoured to be this Friday or next.
Maybe the track was recorded by Tricky and 3D in Paris in 2012 (see a photo here), maybe it's the one he talked about in the Resident Advisor interview, who knows...
23. JANUARY 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS JAPANESE CD
The Japanese version of 'Skilled Mechanics' will be released on January 27. Usually Japanese CD have a bonus track, I think this time it's "Waiting For Hours" (see this online store). I think there will be a download code for this unreleased track, but I can't confirm it for sure. The song was probably recorded in 2012 or 2013, since it was used in Tricky's short film "Sophie Sees" (details are here). You can listen to parts of the song on You Tube (at 8:43 minutes).
Also check out a long interview with Tricky on Resident Advisor.
22. JANUARY 2016 - SKILLED MECHANICS OUT TODAY
'Tricky presents Skilled Mechanics' is released today! I've gathered all the necessary infos on the Skilled Mechanics mini site and the discography. More will follow in the next days (lyrics, samples, cover scans...). Feel free to share your oppinions about the albums on my Facebook page.
21. JANUARY 2016 - TOUR START, NEW GUITARIST
Tricky starts his European tour today in Istanbul! He has a new guitarist, Paul Noels, as he mentions in an interview with 030 Magazin (read it here, in German, they write Noel, but it should be Noels). I've added him to the musicians page.
20. JANUARY 2016 - NEWS FROM RADIO INTERVIEWS
Tricky did some German radio interviews lately: one on FluxFM (you can listen on Soundcloud, all in English). Most interesting news from the Flux FM interviews:
- Skilled Mechanics are Tricky and Luke Harris (I thought DJ Milo was more a "regular member" than a guest)
- they want to release a second album next year with different guests
- the track with Oh Land is 6 years old and was recorded for her album, but because she was dropped from her record label he could use the song
- he wants to finish his project with Russian rappers this year (or next year)
The other interview was on Deutschlandradio (you can listen to it when you click on "Beitrag hören", unfortunately it is dubbed in German). It's not as interesting, but during the interview you can hear the track "Bother" with Luke Harris!!! (starting at about 7.35 min left)
17. JANUARY 2016 - BOOK
Tricky posted on Instagram that he's working on a book right now: "Finishing the book life pics family pics, words and lyrics from past till present." Sounds good, but from 1998 to 2002 a book was planned to be released, which never happened (take a look at the history of it here). Let's hope it will happen this time!
TRICKY: SKILLED MECHANICS, SECOND ALBUM (2016 or 2017)
TRICKY & HUMAN SKILLS OF SLOW SAGA: ALBUM??? (2016 or 2017)
TRICKY: BREEDERS COVER ALBUM
THE REASON (?)
& TRICKA - BACKATIV
NOISE CONSPIRACY - SMASH IT UP (TRICKY REMIX)
BATTALION - ???
'STREET DOG AND SCRAPPY LOVE'
DJ MUGGS: STONEPONY PROJECT
FINLEY QUAYE & IGGY POP: PLEASE SHARE MY DAPPY UMBRELLA
14. JANUARY 2016 - NEW TRACK "BOY"
3. OCTOBER 2015 - MORE SINGLE DETAILS
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