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LISTEN: Autechre Dekmantel Podcast
Christian Eede , September 14th, 2015 14:27

Warp pair contribute to Amsterdam festival's weekly podcast series

Earlier in the summer, Autechre opened this year's Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam with an hour-long set that saw them reach for the more extreme recesses of their back catalogue, headlining the festival's opening concert and playing in complete darkness. Now they've contributed to the festival's ongoing podcast series with a rare and very impressive four-hour mix of influences which you can check out above.

As the podcast's description explains: "When the pair recently laid down an impressive set at Dekmantel Festival, we asked if they might be up for 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." You can download the mix here.

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