Born 27 January 1968.

UK trip hop producer Adrian Thaws

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Tricky speaks to Liz Kershaw

Tricky joins Liz Kershaw to speak about his newest album, False Idols.

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Tricky (born Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, 27 January 1968) is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky blends different styles, particularly in his musical 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.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Mixed Race

    Mixed Race 2010

    Reviewed by Alistair Lawrence
    Dense yet accessible, fleeting but full of memorable moments.
  2. Review of Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew

    Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    An electrifying listen, invigorating the parts Tricky can’t usually reach.
  3. Review of Knowle West Boy

    Knowle West Boy 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Despite the Tricky Kid's hatred of the limelight, Knowle West Boy deserves to be huge.
  4. Review of Maxinquaye

    Maxinquaye 1995

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Tricky’s debut album is an intoxicating listen possessed by a rare, wicked beauty.
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