Trip Hop


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Trip hop originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol. Deriving from "post"-acid house,[3] the term was first used by the British music media and press as a way to describe the more experimental variant of breakbeat which contained influences of soulfunk and jazz.[3] It has been described as "Europe's alternative choice in the second half of the '90s", and "a fusion of hip hop and electronica until neither genre is recognisable."[4] Trip hop music fuses several styles and has much in common with other genres; it has several qualities similar to ambient music[3] and its drum-based breakdowns share characteristics with hip hop.[3] It also contains elements of R&Bdub and house, as well as other electronic music. Trip hop can be highly experimental in nature.[3]