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.
I first heard of Tricky from the movie “The Replacement Killers” with Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino. The song, “Makes me Wanna Die” by Tricky actually isn’t on the Soundtrack, so don’t go there or you will be disappointed. The version from the movie is also not the version that you will find first. The movie version, in my opinion, is a sultry, sexy thumper with a lazily sung vocals (on purpose). this is the version want to get a hold of.
It took me a while to find this version. You should also listen to the other versions as well, but this version, from the movie, is the version I prefer.
This Week’s Groove: “Makes me Wanna Die” by Tricky from the album Pre-Millennium Tension