British rapper Tricky
is launching a new record label with his former Island Records boss Chris Blackwell. The trip-hop star, who recorded a series of albums for Island Records in the 1990s, has teamed up with Blackwell to form Brown Punk.
The label's first release will be a single, Skating Your Pool
, by blues group The Gospel Featuring Kira in September.
Other acts signed to Brown Punk include rockers The Dirty.
Tricky - born Adrian Thaws - says, "Brown Punk represents a positive movement where you find intellectuals mixing with the working class, rock mixing with reggae and indie mixing with emo.
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