Portishead: Influences

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Portishead: Influences

Portishead's sultry mix of languid hip-hop beats and melancholic jazz torch songs helped launch the trip-hop scene. The trio drew from a wide range of inspirations for their signature sound, including Public Enemy, '80s dream pop, '70s Krautrock, '60s soundtrack masters like John Barry, and '50s jazz stars like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.