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Trip hop
Stylistic origins Hip hop, electronica, downtempo, jazz, dub, psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Cultural origins Early 1990s Bristol, United Kingdom
Typical instruments Keyboards (especially Rhodes), turntables, samplers, brass, strings, guitar, bass, drums, percussion
Mainstream popularity 1994 to present in UK and later in US
Illbient – Post-trip-hop
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Fusion genres
Trip rock
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Bristol underground scene – Industrial hip-hop – Breakbeat – Nu jazz

Trip-hop is a genre of downtempo music. It began as a mix of rock, jazz, dub, soul, and some other elements including psychedelic rock, ambient, progressive rock, acid jazz and alternative hip hop. It came from Bristol, England in the early 1990s; the group that started what has become to be called the Bristol sound was Massive Attack.

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