There is more than one artist using this name... 1. Born in a Wimbledon Hospital in 1984 weighing a healthy 7 1?2 pounds, Alex Child aka Trip grew up in Hammersmith, West London. After the blur of college and a set of A levels that spelt DUDE, Trip found himself making and performing music across the capital at mates studios, on pirate radio stations and at open mic nights as a live vocalist and MC.
1. Born in a Wimbledon Hospital in 1984 weighing a healthy 7 1?2 pounds, Alex Child aka Trip grew up in Hammersmith, West London. After the blur of college and a set of A levels that spelt DUDE, Trip found himself making and performing music across the capital at mates studios, on pirate radio stations and at open mic nights as a live vocalist and MC. After winning numerous Jump-off 'one bout MC battles' and hosting the DMC world championships, a chance meeting with the scratch perverts led to another chance meeting with Killa Kela. Not long after, Trip was touring the world with both acts, supporting bands such as NERD, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes, Red Man and Outkast.
Early 2008 saw a limited 7" release of the irreverent rant that was Whos That, which picked up specialist radio play and was voted Tune of the Week in DJ Magazine. Music Week also tipped Trip as "one to watch"...
After moving to Holloway Boulevard in North London, Trip began to pen his debut solo album collaborating with James Rushent from Does It Offend you Yeah? and producer Lance Thomas (Ladytron etc). Now completed, the album 'ShortCuts' is a tragi-comic kaleidoscope of city life as seen through the eyes of a 24 year old Londoner. Think The Streets v The Clash...
As all the songs on ShortCuts are lyrical vignettes based around Holloway Road ( Holloway Boulevard!), North London, Trip decided to shoot an entire movie for the album rather than occasional videos for individual singles. Called DayTrip, the movie was shot by 11 different directors over a 24 hour period... Each director chose a song from the album and the film was shot in the running order of the album... Each director had 2 hours with Trip to shoot their video before he moved onto a different location and director to shoot another song from the album... Each director then had 24 hours to edit their short and the entire film was shown 24 hours later in a Soho screening room.... The beginning of each video starts with the same shot that ends the video preceding it, and each video has a clock showing real-time as Trip moved through his 24hour journey.... 'DayTrip' will be released free with the album 'ShortCuts'.
The new single 'River Phoenix' is released on Autonomy Recordings on April 6th 2009 with the album 'ShortCuts' coming soon...
2. TRIP is also the name of a Gothenburg-based rock band. Formed in 2005 by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter H.R. (formerly of shortlived projects the Crack Babies and Lazystar), the group's music encompasses a variety of mainly guitar-based genres such as noise pop, drone rock, shoegazing, neo-psychedelia, krautrock, lo-fi and indie pop. Major influences include the Velvet Underground, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and Loop. 2005 saw the release of an untitled Demo. In 2008, the band expanded into a three-piece with the addition of guitarist F.C. and bassist A.I. The band's second demo, The Glory / Good Times was released in 2009.
3. TRIP is also the name of a Dutch, Amsterdam-based band, making guitar-based catchy songs with both a heavy and a groovy edge. In 2007 the Insight EP was released, followed in 2008 by the EP entitled "2EP or not 2EP". Both are available as free download (including artwork) on their website at http://www.tripmuziekomopte.nl/ .
4. TRIP is also the name of a Midwest rapper. Trip was born from actual hardlife and juggalo love. Don't get the two mixed, he is real and only speaks real. No face paint here. ABKCLAN.com