Embrace the Filth: Come Listen to This Murky New Remix of Tricky by DJ Riddla

It's a remix of "Boy", taken from his new Skilled Mechanics project with DJ Milo and Luke Harris.

04 February 2016, 12:08pm

Bristolian MC and producer Tricky's new collaborative project with DJ Milo and Luke Harris – titled Skilled Mechanics – marked another shift in his eclectic 11 album career when the record dropped last week, to a sound undercut with a dark, richly layered cynicism. It’s a change reflected in the origins of the project’s name which, as it turns out, is a euphemism masking much darker intent:

“It’s from a documentary about espionage. There was an ex-C.I.A. agent on this programme speaking about assassins who were sent abroad by the US to start revolutions and topple governments. He called them ‘skilled mechanics’. I thought that was a great name for someone who was a killer basically. It just stuck with me.”

Anyway, one of the best new tracks from this project, “Boy”, has been given the remix treatment by Riddla, leaving it sounding extra murky. A grimey marriage of crunchy, relentless beats and intense lyrical content spat out in Tricky’s distinctive West Country drawl. Embrace the filth: