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Trip hop

Most popular artists in Trip hop

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre trip hop by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
3,985,593
2,014,098
2
3,880,318
728,995
3
3,810,118
2,190,854
4
3,286,982
2,060,742
5
3,142,350
660,440
6
3,005,736
943,694
7
2,858,609
616,132
8
2,846,520
1,383,503
9
2,842,797
349,286
10
2,566,377
670,471
11
2,322,191
373,825
12
2,282,140
2,078,522
13
2,026,165
909,258
14
1,923,172
1,216,987
15
1,822,339
665,248
16
1,766,406
845,781
17
1,758,507
454,647
18
1,752,017
470,033
19
1,742,722
849,569
20
Wax Tailor
1,570,075
295,036
21
Beth Gibbons
1,400,523
139,420
22
1,385,149
686,181
23
1,306,957
517,811
24
1,284,895
138,435
25
Gramatik
1,194,747
670,128
26
Boards of Canada
1,097,816
639,827
27
Hooverphonic
1,011,275
428,047
28
Tricky
900,934
498,887
29
Goldfrapp
870,914
556,690
30
Handsome Boy Modeling School
842,995
154,416
31
Róisín Murphy
842,289
365,673
32
The Herbaliser
831,803
141,003
33
Martina Topley-Bird
815,944
79,490
34
UNKLE
767,871
368,715
35
Sneaker Pimps
687,076
258,574
36
Emancipator
683,805
392,667
37
Télépopmusik
677,822
214,532
38
The Knife
633,755
494,583
39
Mo' Horizons
632,964
85,749
40
The Quantic Soul Orchestra
618,744
67,478
41
Roots Manuva
586,945
155,769
42
Koop
577,261
157,474
43
Boozoo Bajou
574,003
108,128
44
Kid Loco
538,689
106,182
45
Jon Kennedy
515,628
63,484
46
Mr. Scruff
511,583
158,464
47
Tosca
498,024
135,286
48
Lemongrass
492,855
41,761
49
Apparat
492,289
397,668
50
Burial
468,978
456,907
51
trentemøller
392,435
378,570
52
Leftfield
386,655
217,792
53
Jay-Jay Johanson
365,615
90,553
54
Jazzanova
360,655
102,246
55
Squarepusher
356,010
234,829
56
Kruder & Dorfmeister
335,405
223,656
57
Olive
332,407
20,743
58
Coldcut
331,964
55,733
59
DJ KRUSH
328,715
150,129
60
Lamb
322,286
242,004
61
DJ Vadim
307,753
63,547
62
The Orb
304,880
180,437
63
Archive
300,084
273,018
64
Bent
293,102
73,577
65
Amon Tobin
287,411
253,014
66
Smoke City
282,803
90,913
67
Kinobe
281,891
26,206
68
Propellerheads
280,524
151,737
69
Funki Porcini
278,204
61,987
70
DJ Spooky
276,822
15,960
71
Death In Vegas
271,403
144,045
72
9 Lazy 9
270,954
26,841
73
Kosheen
267,695
132,463
74
DJ Cam
263,628
62,953
75
Lemon Jelly
259,467
174,836
76
Nostalgia 77
249,066
42,986
77
The Dining Rooms
240,544
35,301
78
Aim
224,631
80,727
79
Ancient Astronauts
220,968
48,441
80
David Holmes
216,217
56,367
81
Sofa Surfers
208,154
67,388
82
Rae & Christian
205,748
32,055
83
De-Phazz
203,793
104,647
84
GusGus
202,305
181,258
85
Cibo Matto
200,756
112,800
86
Bomb The Bass
192,651
43,217
87
LTJ Bukem
192,636
111,264
88
Fluke
186,335
89,833
89
Kid Koala
167,905
110,134
90
The Future Sound Of London
158,697
149,138
91
Elsiane
154,509
64,138
92
The Wiseguys
131,468
24,611
93
4hero
127,964
41,936
94
Dzihan & Kamien
115,956
57,606
95
noonday underground
113,640
5,245
96
Bitter:Sweet
110,433
41,893
97
Flunk
109,408
70,637
98
Richard Dorfmeister
107,564
15,498
99
Fila Brazillia
107,110
56,147
100
Yonderboi
102,443
39,661
101
Blue States
101,674
39,761
102
The Bug
99,244
51,006
103
Cut Chemist
91,430
89,804
104
DJ Food
90,404
46,549
105
Esthero
89,019
43,222
106
Beanfield
86,156
10,335
107
Howie B.
77,306
15,672
108
Lovage
73,204
75,579
109
Luke Vibert
70,317
61,537
110
Up, Bustle & Out
69,978
24,533
111
Hird
64,708
16,612
112
Dynamic Syncopation
64,660
6,268
113
Skalpel
63,025
52,697
114
Red Snapper
57,108
44,070
115
Terranova
54,535
24,948
116
A Forest Mighty Black
53,734
9,546
117
Peter Kruder
51,408
12,126
118
The Sabres Of Paradise
50,839
18,345
119
Supreme Beings of Leisure
49,666
32,819
120
Justin Warfield
47,361
4,599
121
Alif Tree
46,798
11,235
122
Meat Beat Manifesto
44,833
42,546
123
Peace Orchestra
39,925
37,636
124
Recloose
39,424
9,154
125
Bentley Rhythm Ace
36,593
21,323
126
Wagon Christ
36,315
26,365
127
London Funk Allstars
29,694
18,025
128
Hexstatic
28,783
17,696
129
Smith & Mighty
28,599
8,556
130
Tim Love Lee
27,458
2,462
131
Cujo
23,117
16,120
132
Laika
22,814
15,474
133
Dot Allison
19,376
8,581
134
8mm
18,954
10,990
135
Depth Charge
17,839
6,118
136
Nearly God
16,494
17,029
137
The Irresistible Force
15,130
9,658
138
Skylab
14,690
3,179
139
Neotropic
14,454
4,330
140
Attica Blues
11,582
3,566
141
Mandalay
11,507
14,349
142
Built to Fade
10,303
3,152
143
Flanger
10,292
8,744
144
Baby Mammoth
9,807
9,744
145
Earthling
9,413
1,665
146
zero dB
9,288
3,887
147
2econd Class Citizen
9,240
4,447
148
Ilya
4,885
3,087
149
Alpha
4,305
7,542
150
Solex
4,287
3,282
151
The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination
4,109
4,135
152
Req
4,048
1,323
153
Nicolette
3,794
161
154
Lunascape
3,097
5,557
155
Backini
2,923
11,802
156
A Forest Mighty Black
2,918
8,193
157
Animals on Wheels
2,852
4,661
158
The Baby Namboos
1,493
904
159
Broadway Project
1,420
1,743
160
Juryman
1,102
470
161
Naked Funk
713
572
162
Cirkus
632
1,078
163
Snakefarm
410
694
164
Wild Bunch
349
222
165
Monk & Canatella
349
971
166
Crooklyn Dub Consortium
337
730

Some info about trip hop

Trip hop, originating in the early 1990s in the UK, specifically Bristol, is a genre that fuses elements of hip hop, electronica, and dub, characterized by its moody, melancholic soundscapes and a heavy, often slow-beating rhythm akin to hip hop’s downbeat. Unlike many music genres that burst onto the scene with a loud splash, trip hop emerged quietly, embedding its roots deeply into the underground music culture before reaching a wider audience.

The inception of trip hop can be traced back to a post-punk scene transitioning into more experimental sounds. Bristol, known for its diverse musical influences and history of sound system culture, proved to be the fertile soil from which this new genre blossomed. A significant precursor to the genre was the Wild Bunch, a Bristol-based sound system that was instrumental in melding together a range of sonic influences, not least of which included reggae and hip hop. Crucial members of this group like Tricky, Daddy G, and 3D would go on to form Massive Attack, a band that has been pivotal in defining and popularizing trip hop globally.

Massive Attack’s debut album "Blue Lines" (1991) is often hailed as the cornerstone of trip hop, with tracks like “Unfinished Sympathy” breaking new ground. Their textured, layered music, replete with haunting melodies and deep bass lines, shaped the blueprint for the genre. Meanwhile, another key player, Portishead, brought further richness to trip hop’s evolution. Beth Gibbons' ethereal vocals, mingling with Adrian Utley's guitar riffs and Geoff Barrow's electronic manipulations, created a heady, cinematic feel on their seminal album "Dummy" (1994). This album features the iconic track “Glory Box,” known for its evocative melancholy and subtle groove.

Tricky, another pioneer, expanded the lexicon of trip hop with his dark, introspective album "Maxinquaye" (1995). His style was rawer, perhaps even more disconcerting, filled with stark poetic lyrics and complex, layered textures. The personal nature of Tricky’s lyrical content, along with his unconventional production techniques, underscored trip hop’s penchant for introspection and moodiness.

As trip hop rose to prominence in the mid-90s, it crossed the Atlantic, influencing artists in the United States and expanding its boundaries into adjacent genres. Groups like Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, and Zero 7 followed, each contributing their unique interpretations and helping to spread the genre’s appeal internationally. The music invariably retained an air of the underground, a stylish obscurity that made it a favorite in cafés and lounges around the world, especially in Europe and North America.

The influence of trip hop has been vast and enduring. The down-tempo aesthetics and atmospheric sounds have infiltrated and impacted other genres such as ambient, lo-fi, and even mainstream pop and R&B. Contemporary artists like Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd, with their moody, textural sounds, owe a debt to the paths forged by trip hop. Though it may not dominate the charts as it once did, the genre’s impact on the sonic landscape is undeniable, lingering in the echoes of modern music production and the moody soundtracks of film and television.

Trip hop, with its rich textures and profound beats, not only encapsulated a mood but also sparked a cultural shift in music production and appreciation. Its legacy is that of a transformative sound that continues to inspire and resonate through the ages.