“Que Sera” – Wax Tailor
Wax Tailor is the alias of French trip hop/hip hop producer, Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (born July 19th, 1975 in Vernon, Eure). He has released four studio albums collaborating with a great number of artists and has also released a number of EPs in France. The first of these, Lost The Way, was released in 2004 and found great success in France. Wax Tailor has also found success with fans of the growing genre of Trip-Hop the world over.
A strange genre, Trip-Hop is described thusly on Wikipedia:
Trip hop (or trip-hop) is a genre consisting of downtempoelectronic music, originating in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol. Deriving from “post”-acid house, the term was first used by the British music media and press as a way to describe the more experimental variant of breakbeat which contained influences of soul, funk and jazz. It has been described as “Europe’s alternative choice in the second half of the ’90s”, and “a fusion of hip hop and electronica until neither genre is recognisable.” Trip hop music fuses several styles and has much in common with other genres; it has several qualities similar to ambient music, its drum-based breakdowns share characteristics with hip hop, and it also contains elements of house, dance, R&B and dub reggae.
This description leaves a MASSIVE amount of musical variation that can fit into the genre of Trip-Hop. That helps to explain the experimental nature of a lot of Trip-Hop.
There is a lot of history behind music like this, even though it hasn’t been around that long. I have always found that I enjoy music more the more I know, so I am going to keep reading about this exciting genre. While I read I will be tuning into “Trip-Hop Radio” on Pandora, and drifting into a bassline induced haze. Enjoy!