BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music are well known for their incredible guest programs and mixes, curated and presented by some of the greatest living artists across electronic genres, hip-hop and plenty more. But this week they’ve released a particularly amazing Bristol 6 Mix Special, featuring none other than trip hop royalty Massive Attack and Tricky.
The mix comes only days after Massive Attack surprised us all with a four-track EP, Ritual Spirit. Their first new release since 2010, each track featured one collaborator, including Tricky – now, this is particularly special, considering that the Massive Attack founder had not played with remaining members 3D and Daddy G since way back in 1994.
Just to be clear, this mix wasn’t actually curated by the trio together. Tricky curates the first hour in a new mix, before sending us back in time to 2012, when Massive Attack dropped their own mix.
As a massive trip hop fan addict myself, this is one of my all time favourite BBC mixes. Featuring tracks from both artists, alongside music from others including James Brown, Bill Withers, De La Soul, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Burial, Bjork, Booka Shade and Flying Lotus, there is something for everyone in this impeccable mix.
Below, check out the disturbing video for Massive Attack’s new Tricky-featuring song, Take It There.