DJ Mix: Autechre Retrospective

In the process of writing my review of Oversteps today, I listen to bits and pieces of the entire Autechre discography. Maybe it was because I was trying to listen critically to Oversteps, but something about Autechre clicked in my head in a way it maybe hadn’t before. There are times when they’re experimenting and doing crazy messy stuff with the beats, but a lot of the time they’re trying to synthesize their own kind of funkiness. Moody, autistic broken robot funk maybe, but funk nonetheless.

So I pulled together all my Autechre CDs and downloads and tried to select something from every release that spoke to me as a compelling piece, and then started trying to arrange them together in a way that made rhythmic sense and had some flow. You’ll be the judge of whether I managed to pull it off, but it was really fun trying. I had to go from 75BPM to 167BPM in a little over the hour — by the time I got to ‘Sublimit’ I went crazy with the effects, so it’s kind of an ad hoc remix/hit job.

I think I hit every release aside from their remixes and odd stuff like the Hafler Trio collaboration.

If you don’t like Autechre at all I don’t think I’m necessarily going to change your mind about them. But if you have any interest, give a listen.

[audio:Chaircrusher-AutechreRetrospective-DJMix.mp3]
http://music.cornwarning.com/audio/Chaircrusher-AutechreRetrospective-DJMix.mp3

Second Peng Anvil Vapre
Know1 Oversteps
Tewe Chiastic Slide
Treale Oversteps
Chatter Artificial Intelligence 2
V-Proc Draft 7:30
Rale Quaristice
d-sho qub Oversteps
Montreal Amber
Surripere Draft 7.30
Bike Incunabula
Eutow Tri Repetae++
Bcdtmx BassCad EP
Cfern Confield
Tilapia Cichlisuite
Dial Gantz Graf
Sublimit Untilted

Picture is by Alice Rosenbaum and I straight up jacked it without permission.

4 thoughts on “DJ Mix: Autechre Retrospective”

  1. This is super cool Kent. I’ve heard bits and pieces of Autchre in the past, and was sometimes intrigued and other times annoyed, but I’m really enjoying this . It’s as good an introduction as I could have hoped for.

  2. really cool Kent.. thx. had to look through my downloads to know where I got this great autechre mix from! :D cheers!

  3. hey kent! long time no type! the tracklist is missing or mislabeled a track because at 25:00 there is track 3 from LP5 playing.

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