Tricky: Mixed Race


Acclaimed musician and producer Tricky is pleased to announce the arrival of his ninth studio album, Mixed Race, on October 5, 2010 on Domino Records. Mixed Race is his second collection released through Domino after 2008’s Knowle West Boy.

“Murder Weapon,” will be album’s debut single and is slated for release this fall. Tricky has given fans a chance to snag a sneak peak of the new song which can be heard here. The track is a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott. After falling in love with the song, Tricky was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist, in a similar fashion to his reworking of Black Steel with Martina Topley-Bird. Tricky here enrols Irish-Italian Frankey Riley, who has toured as Tricky’s vocalist for two years and makes her recording debut on this album.

Recorded in Paris, where Tricky has been residing for the past two years, Mixed Race is his most passionate album to date. Musically his production work takes influences from UK, Jamaican, US, North African and French music. He sets out on his music mantra with the album’s lead off track, “Every Day,” and then proceeds through a lyrical journey with temptation, reflection, mischief and misbehavior.

The album was produced by the artist himself and features as always an array of talented singers and collaborators. Mixed Race introduces Irish-Italian Frankey Riley, as well as guest appearances from Jamaican singer Terry Lynn, Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie, lutist/vocalist Hakim Hamadouche, London-based vocalist Blackman and Tricky’s brother Marlon Thaws, who is the thirteenth of his fourteen siblings.


1. Every Day
2. Kingston Logic
3. Early Bird
4. Ghetto Stars
5. Hakim
6. Come To Me
7. Murder Weapon
8. Time To Dance
9. Really Real
10. Bristol To London

In support of his new release, Tricky will be performing at the following festivals in the UK:

Saturday, August 21st: V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford (Union Arena, 7.30pm)
Sunday, August 22nd: V Festival, Weston Park, Stafford (Union Arena, 7.30pm)
Friday, September 10th: Bestival, Newport, Isle Of Wight (Big Top Stage, 10.30pm)

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