Tricky may well be of the country's most brilliant if unpredictable artists, someone who continually keeps Clash on its toes.
New project Skilled Mechanics will stretch out across a series of seven inch releases, with the first due to launch today (October 16th) digitally and on wax.
'Beijing To Berlin' features Chinese rapper and producer Ivy 艾菲 - Tricky comments:
"I was in Beijing for a show and I met this guy who managed her. She's so different! So raw! The strange thing is, I've had the track for a while but I only just found out that she’s not rapping in Chinese. I ain’t got a clue what language it is. I have no idea. It might be completely made up but whatever it is, it sounds wicked."
"I’m lucky that with my label, False Idols, I don’t need to worry about things like this. I'm never going to have an A&R guy saying to me, ‘We don’t understand what she’s saying.’ Because we don’t need the support of commercial radio. It was my real good luck meeting her and she's definitely going to be on the next Skilled Mechanics album as well."
Check it out now.