19. Massive Attack-Mezzanine
Massive Attack is a collaborative music production duo from Bristol, UK. Working with co-producers, as well as various session musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live. The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre.
DJs Grantley “Grant” Evan Marshall (a.k.a. Daddy G or “G”), Andrew “Andy” Lee Isaac Vowles (a.k.a. Mushroom or “Mush”) and graffiti artist-turned-MC (later turned-singer) Robert Del Naja (a.k.a. 3D or “D”) met as members of DJ/MC partying collective, The Wild Bunch. One of the first homegrown soundsystems in the UK, The Wild Bunch became dominant on the Bristol club scene in the mid-1980s.
“Eddie and I concocted this ridiculous idea when we were wasted one night in Auckland last fortnight. We had gone to see where Crowded House had recorded their Together Alone and we thought it would be really cool to go somewhere like that with Massive Attack and spend a couple of weeks just cutting some stuff, that would be really good.”