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experimental early hip hop / electro / turntablism


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#1 tneuvm

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

All these styles are broadly covered by existing threads, but I wanted to make a thread focused on the more "out there" stuff (pretty much all of which seems to be from the early-mid 80s) because a lot of it's still really mind-blowing, to me at least. I used to assume that Ae's love of early hip hop was mostly nostalgia-driven, but now I think get it. Anyways I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts or recs. My “knowledge” comes solely from youtube vids.

 

A few tracks:

But where it gets really interesting is the mixes:

(Was ambitiously going to title this thread "was electronic music more adventurous in the 20th century?" but I'm definitely not smart enough to defend such a claim.)


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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:26 PM

more rhythm focused. proto pen expers.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:48 PM



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

Very forward-thinking plunder-phonics from Double Dee and Steinski

 

 

both RDJ and Autechre have played this one in DJ sets, technically electro I guess

 

 

this one still blows my mind

 


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:10 AM


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 03:30 PM

Proto-Confield from 1980:


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

Great, interesting choices so far guys--as expected.  :beer:

 

both RDJ and Autechre have played this one in DJ sets, technically electro I guess

They both played Set It Off? That's awesome. It's a great track but I wouldn't have necessarily thought it was their kind of thing.

 

One more with a more "direct" connection to autechre. Love how one of the samples sounds like a voice morphing into an electric guitar.


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

this thread is some good shit, thanks



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:04 AM

FFFFFFresh thread and contributions so far m88s :catsalute:

 

I'ma drop this right here, whole album is dope actually, perfect alchemy of electro/scratch styles with the early JBs funk loop sampling... and yeah some young upstart MC going by Kool Kieth is on it too

 

 

Also this was my first ever intro to turntablism, first track on a breakdancing tape I got as a tiny shit in the 80s.  The pauses at the start made me think my tape was broken! Pretty amazing that this was a live take recorded from his mixer & 3 turntables, 1982

 

 

Lastly, I know Siggy & Rick are big fans of this one, features in most of their megamixes (note to self: go back and listen to their Dekmantel podcast, 4+ hours nonstop oldskool fire)

 



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:30 AM

 

both RDJ and Autechre have played this one in DJ sets, technically electro I guess

They both played Set It Off? That's awesome. It's a great track but I wouldn't have necessarily thought it was their kind of thing.

 

 

Aphex played it at Coachella and I heard it in a Autechre set online, forget which one though. They both play some pretty diverse sets often, including older obscure stuff though AE in particular play a lot of hip-hop and electro. 



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:22 AM

this thread is right in my wheelhouse. Keep ‘em coming!

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

 

 

both RDJ and Autechre have played this one in DJ sets, technically electro I guess

They both played Set It Off? That's awesome. It's a great track but I wouldn't have necessarily thought it was their kind of thing.

 

 

Aphex played it at Coachella and I heard it in a Autechre set online, forget which one though. They both play some pretty diverse sets often, including older obscure stuff though AE in particular play a lot of hip-hop and electro. 

 

 

Rich also dropped this (ATP, UCLA 2002):

 

 

Also instrumental of this (ATP Minehead 2003 I believe):

 


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

^ the manipulation of "owner of a lonely heart" vocal from about 0:35 to 0:44 is insane

^ song about 4 min in kind of sucks but the first part at least...

 

 

 

 



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:37 AM



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:51 AM

 


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:16 AM

 

this one still blows my mind

 

 

Damn right. rocked this ad nauseam back in the day. Fist pumped like a chump when it was used in Shaun of the dead.



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:33 PM

 


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 07:25 PM

this one REALLY reminds me of gonk steady one, especially around 6 min. i'll shut up about autechre now though...



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Posted 25 October 2018 - 03:16 AM

Don't know much about old stuff, sorry, but these guys are making really nice electro.

 



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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:37 AM

Autechre started their 2010 webcast with these ones

 

 


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:38 AM

bestest thread ever.