|Labels||Don't Touch Recordings, Melankolic|
|Associated acts||Martin Barnard, Kelvin Swaby, Helen White, James Roberts|
Alpha is an English post-trip hop group. It comprises founding member Corin Dingley, vocalist and lyricist Wendy Stubbs and Hannah Collins; other founding member, Andy Jenks, left the group before the release of their 2007 album, The Sky Is Mine.
Originally working under the name "Ariel", the duo of Dingley and Jenks came together in 1995 after both had worked on various projects in the Bristol area, home of trip hop groups Massive Attack and Portishead.
Like Massive Attack, Alpha recruited singers to add vocals to their downtempo, beat-driven compositions of the late 1990s, which led to them being included in the category of "post trip hop".
Their debut album, Come from Heaven, was the first release on Massive Attack's Melankolic label in 1997. They are currently on Don't Touch Recordings, a label they founded.
Corin Dingley, one of the founder members of Alpha, has finished the 15th release for Alpha; it features vocals from Kate Stables, This Is The Kit, Jesse D Vernon, Morning Star, Jamie Gingell, Secret Shine, Hannah Collins, Wendy Stubbs, and Joe Cassidy.
- Come from Heaven (1997)
- The Impossible Thrill (2001)
- Stargazing (2003)
- Made in Space (2003)
- Lost in a Garden of Clouds: Part 1 (2004)
- Lost in a Garden of Clouds: Part 2 (2006)
- The Sky Is Mine (2007)
- Two Phazed People (2009) (with Horace Andy)
- Eleventh Trip (2012)
- Loving Nobody (2015)
- South (2001)
- Revolution (2002)
- Ariel (2009)
- L'hiver (2012)
- Salt (2015)
- "Sometime Later" (1997)
- "Slim" (1998)
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- Dietzel, Andrew (12 November 2009). "Horace Andy and Alpha: Two Phazed People". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 August 2017.