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Hidden Orchestra - 'Early Influences Mixtape'

Hidden Orchestra - 'Early Influences Mixtape'

Playing tracks by

John Tavener, DJ Shadow, BBC Radio HardTalk with Stephen Sackur, Hint, Orbital and more.

"I'm often asked in interviews what my early influences were.
If I could have made a mixtape years ago like the ones I've been making more recently, then it would probably have sounded something like this.

71 tracks in 75 minutes, with mashups of up to 4 or 5 tracks playing at the same time.
Features many legendary artists of the time, from DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Orbital through to Portishead, Luke Vibert, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Shy FX & UK Apachi, Bonobo, 4hero, Amon Tobin, Chemical Brothers, Red Snapper - with some Classical, Folk and Choral music, and Moondog, The Beta Band, Donovan, Jive Bunny, Velvet Underground, Herb Alpert and classic jungle thrown in.

Apart from appearances from Brian Eno and Derren Brown, this mixtape doesn't feature interviews and field recordings like the other mixtapes in the annual series, but it does still feature acapellas from J-Live, KRS-One, Common, Roots Manuva, Choclair and more" - Joe Acheson (Hidden Orchestra)



This mix is wicked! Back in the days! YEeeeeeeeeeeeahheeeaaaa!

Dada Hu
Dada Hu

Fantastic and outstanding mix and compiling. Like comong back After years to good Friends. Love this!


Omg, Girl/Boy Song with J-Live acapella - that worked out fantastic. :D


I second Dan Knight's comments. Only familiar stuff - and a fantastic mix to boot. Impressive work. Love it!


Lot of the memories. Thank you.

La 8
La 8

great edit of Choclair !

DJ Array
DJ Array

What an incredible mix.

Dan Knight

Thank you for this. I have almost all of these albums/singles already. Coincidence? I think not. Similar good taste in music? I like to think so.

Gata Malandra



Tracklist as posted on soundcloud:

00:00 A Hymn to the Mother of God - John Tavener
01:02 What Does your Soul Look Like (part 2) - DJ Shadow
01:56 Brian Eno (interview) – BBC Radio HardTalk with Stephen Sackur
02:09 Re-Percussions - Hint
04:11 The Box - Orbital
05:07 On A Ragga Tip - SL2
06:11 I'm Not Really Optimistic (Floex Remix) - The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
06:17 Flim - The Bad Plus
07:40 La Danse Du Bonheur - Shakti with John McLaughlin
09:32 The Snow is Dancing - Claude Debussy
10:25 Universal Groove - Paradox
10:30 Piano Playa Hata - Wagon Christ
12:46 Dialogue - Jackson C Frank
14:51 Paperbag Writer - Radiohead
16:23 Nightlife - Amon Tobin
16:42 Mysterons (Live at Roseland NYC) - Portishead
20:29 Flashback - Intense
20:30 B&A - The Beta Band
20:50 Twenty One Years - Choclair
23:48 Car Horn (Madlib Remix) - Common & The 45 King
25:28 Original Nuttah – UK Apachi & Shy FX
25:33 Wanna Test (Madlib Remix) – Lootpack feat. Medaphoar
25:59 Put a Curse on You - Quasimoto
26:00 Free Your Turntable and Your Scratch Will Follow - DJ Cam
27:06 Les Nuits - Nightmares on Wax
27:11 Motion 5000 (instrumental) - Roots Manuva
28:20 Salve Regina – Cantate Regensburg
28:25 Derren Brown (interview) – BBC Radio 4 Chain Reaction with Chris Addison
29:44 Girl/Boy Song - Aphex Twin
29:56 Survival – Annette Peacock
29:58 Braggin' Writes (acapella) - J-Live
31:18 Dr Gradus ad Parnassum - Claude Debussy
31:34 Roll & Tumble - DJ Krush
33:11 Kaini Industries - Boards of Canada
33:11 Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly - Flora Purim
33:11 Hell on Earth (instrumental) - Mobb Deep
34:31Hip Hop VS Rap - KRS-One
34:34 Bug Powder Dust - Bomb The Bass
34:36 The Essence (acapella) - Choclair
34:55 Gotta Jazz (Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix) - Count Basic
37:42 Come On Feet - Quasimoto
38:55 Bishop's Robes - Radiohead
40:50 Parks - Four Tet
41:33 Pale Blue Eyes – The Velvet Underground
43:32 Ain't Talkin Bout Dub - Apollo 440
43:48 Opaque (The SpIrIt-ual Mix) - Aquasky
45:13 That's What I Like - Jive Bunny
45:26 Circles - Adam F
46:25 Sunday Séance - Blockhead
48:09 Opaque - Aquasky
48:21 Sand & Foam - Donovan
52:22 Image of You - Red Snapper
54:31 Metropolis - Adam F
54:33 Original Nuttah – UK Apachi & Shy FX
57:47 Motion 5000 - Roots Manuva
58:21 Don't Die Just Yet - David Holmes
59:18 Motion 5000 (instrumental) - Roots Manuva
62:10 Valley of the Shadows - Origin Unknown
62:34 Time is the Enemy - Quantic
63:19 War (acapella) – Jeru The Damaja
65:04 Spirits in Transit - 4hero
65:38 The Burial - Leviticus
66:51 The Work Song - Herb Alpert
66:51 Fused Into Music - Luke Vibert
68:35 Bumbo – Moondog (performed by Joanna MacGregor and The Britten Sinfonia)
71:21 Golfer vs Boxer - Amon Tobin
71:55 Return of the Space Maidens – Danny Breaks
72:06 Blue Flowers - Dr. Octagon
73:35 Leave Home - The Chemical Brothers
74:04 Bagatelle - Oskar Ökrös
74:31 Silver – Bonobo