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Known for merging hip-hop rhythms, dub grooves, soulful melodies, and a variety of samples in dark, sensual soundscapes, Massive Attack defined the so-called ‘trip-hop’ genre that would set new standards for the UK music scene during the 90s.

With groundbreaking albums like Protection (1994) and Mezzanine (1998), Andrew “Mushroom” Vowles, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, and graffiti artist Robert del Naja, aka “3D”, released million-selling records that have influenced artists like Radiohead, TV on the Radio, and Portishead.

With Marshall and Vowles’ background in the Bristol-based sound system and DJ-collective the Wild Bunch, the spirit of working together with a variety of other artists continued in the work of Massive Attack. Their list of collaborations includes Tricky, Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl), Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Sinéad O’Connor, Young Fathers, and Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), to name a few. 

With Marshall leaving the band after the release of Mezzanine, “3D” and “Daddy G” continued to make waves as Massive Attack in the years to follow. Their latest full-length record, Heligoland, came out in 2010 and was followed by the 2016- EP Ritual Spirit, which saw Tricky returning as a feature for the first time since 1994.

With hypnotizing tracks like “Daydreaming”, “Teardrop”, and “Inertia Creeps” under their belt, Massive Attack is finally ready to mesmerize their fans in Denmark when they play NorthSide next summer.