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Prole Art Treat: East Man Selects 13 Visionary Releases
Yemi Abiade , February 7th, 2018 09:16

From Kate Bush and The Fall to Mobb Deep and Vybz Kartel, Anthoney Hart, the man behind Basic Rhythm, Imaginary Forces and most recently, East Man, selects the 13 albums that helped steer his art


Autechre - Draft 7.30
Autechre are one of those groups with a solid fanbase and people are really into them. This came out in 2003 and was the first of theirs that I’d bought. By then, I think drum & bass had really started to tail off and I was looking for something different. I didn’t even get into grime much because all of the pirate radio stations were really territorial; like, we’re into drum & bass, fuck grime sort of thing. I discovered Autechre and I think their golden era is either side of Draft. I really loved the sound because I hadn’t heard anything like it before. It was this metallic, clinical sound with really organic elements and finding this area led me to discover Morton Subotnick and other experimental electronic stuff.

I think this was a necessary thing for me to do musically; as much as I love drum & bass, Draft allowed me to diverge into the leftfield. After being so involved in a very specific way of making music for such a long time, it was important to discover something that made me realise I could do what I want musically. Autechre symbolise the start of that.