Attica Blues United Kingdom
Attica Blues were a 90's trip-hop band, with a trademark sound including downtempo yet funky rhythms, obscure jazz samples and soulful female vocals. Their sound was a perfect mixture of past and actual sounds. The band was formed in 1993 by Tony Nwachukwu and Charlie Dark. Charlie Dark was a part time journalist and DJ and had been approached by James Lavelle to produce and engineer tracks for his Mo Wax record label. Their first release, Vibes, Scribes and Dusty 45's Ep, contained the down tempo classic Contemplating Jazz.