The latest episode of Amsterdam’s Dekmantel Festival Podcast features a 4+ hour session of the tracks that influenced Autechre (Rob Brown and Sean Booth).
Here’s the description:
When the pair recently laid down an impressive set at Dekmantel Festival, we asked if they might be up for a doing an early inspiration mix, whereby they put together a collection of the sort of electro and hip hop tracks that turned them on as youths. At first they hesitated, pointing out that “we don’t do strictly retro stuff, it’s too corny.” But alas, a few days later, a huge file landed in our inbox… That file is a 4 hour and 18 minute mix that basically encapsulates not just Autechre’s own influences, but also acts as a fine anthology of the greatest electro sounds of all time.
Every sub genre imaginable gets touched upon along the way, with nods to forefathers like Kraftwerk, killer cuts from Man Parrish, classics from Newcleus and retro gold from the likes of The Beat Club.
It is a thrilling ride and a truly rare treat that reminds us just why we love Autechre, as well as shining a light on a vast genre that often pays second fiddle to house and techno.
Autechre has a North American tour starting 9/24 in Seattle.
09 / 24 — PORTLAND / OR HOLOCENE
09 / 25 — SEATTLE / WA THE SHOWBOX
09 / 26 — VANCOUVER / BC IMPERIAL
09 / 29 — CHICAGO / IL METRO
10 / 01 — TORONTO / ON PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
10 / 02 — MONTREAL / QC THEATRE FAIRMOUNT
10 / 03 — BROOKLYN / NY BROOKLYN MASONIC TEMPLE
10 / 04 — BOSTON / MA PARADISE
10 / 05 — PORTSMOUTH / NH 3S ARTSPACE
10 / 06 — PHILADELPHIA / PA UNION TRANSFER
10 / 07 — WASHINGTON / DC U STREET MUSIC HALL
10 / 08 — ASHEVILLE / NC ORANGE PEEL
10 / 09 — ATLANTA / GA TERMINAL WEST
10 / 10 — ORLANDO / FL THE SOCIAL
10 / 11 — MIAMI / FL GRAND CENTRAL
10 / 13 — AUSTIN / TX VULCAN GAS COMPANY
10 / 15 — LOS ANGELES / CA THE FONDA THEATRE
10 / 16 — SAN FRANCISCO / CA MEZZANINE
10 / 17 — DENVER / CO
See their site for details.