Trip hop

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Trip hop, a term coined by UK dance magazine Mixmag to describe a musical trend in the mid 90's, is most commonly used to refer to downtempo electronic music that grew out of England's Hip Hop and House scenes. Characterized by a reliance on Breakbeats and a sample-heavy sound pioneered by Coldcut's remix of Erik B and Rakim's Paid In Full, Trip Hop gained notice via popular artists such as Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, rock-influenced sound groups such as Ruby, California's DJ Shadow, and the UK's Howie B.