Friday, 18 June 2010
TripHop and UK Garage
As several migrating groups settled in the UK, more different genres and tempos of music started to appear. TripHop and UK Garage (formerly known as UKG) were two main genres (outside of Dancehall and Drum n' Bass reggae rhythm) to take place in UK's hip hop industry.
Trip hop is the music genre that refers to a musical trend that began in the mid-1990s of downtempo electronic music. The grew out of England's hip hop and house scenes, including the Bristol underground scene. The downtempo electronic beats were breakbeats, turntables, brass, and string instruments incorporated to make one sound.(18) One group from Bristol, UK formerly known as Massive Attack used TripHop genre in their song called Any Love. This song gained mass attention with fans across American and the UK.
UK Garage is a genre of electronic dance music originating from the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s. UK garage is a descendant of house music which originated in Chicago and New York US by African Americans. This style is now frequently combined with other forms of music like hip hop, rap and R&B, all broadly filed under the description urban music. UK garage usually features a distinctive syncopate percussive rhythm with shuffling, hi-hats, and beat-skipping kick drums. Garage tracks also commonly feature 'chopped up' and time-shifted or pitch-shifted vocal samples complementing the underlying rhythmic structure. One UK group, who was influenced by the beats of UK garage was So Solid Crew. So Solid crew is an electronic and urban musical group from South London, England. There hits include "Oh No (Sentimental Things)" and "21 Seconds", reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 2001. Another hit, "They Don't Know", reached number three in November 2001 and "Haters" got to number eight in January 2002.
Not only has UK Garage influence many artists in the hip hop industry, but it was responsible for the newest genre called Grime. Grime hip hop is the start of a new generation in UK's hip hop scene.(19)