Maxinquaye

Maxinquaye is the debut album by English rapper and producer Tricky. It was released on 20 February 1995 by 4th & B'way Records. In the years leading up to the album, Tricky had grown frustrated with his limited role in the musical group Massive Attack and wanted to pursue an independent project. Shortly after, he discovered vocalist Martina Topley-Bird – who he felt would offer another dimension to his lyrics – and signed a solo contract with 4th & B'way Records in 1993. Tricky recorded Maxinquaye the following year, primarily at his home studio in London, and Topley-Bird served as the album's main vocalist, with Alison Goldfrapp, Ragga and Mark Stewart performing additional vocals. Tricky produced the album alongside Mark Saunders, who helped him use dub production techniques and heavily altered samples taken from a variety of sources. The record's groove-oriented and low-tempo sound incorporates elements from hip hop, soul, rock, ambient techno, reggae and experimental music.

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