This past weekend Four Tet took over the radio waves at Rinse FM for a jarring eight hour broadcast (from 9:00pm through 5:00am), and as some may have expected that came with previously unreleased material. We haven’t made our way through the full broadcast quite yet, but the surprise that is sticking out like a sore thumb is Four Tet’s untitled collaboration with the ever-mysterious Burial. This isn’t the first time the producers have put their heads together, and if we’re all lucky it won’t be their last.Posted by
Verboten this weekend will feature Four Tet, George Fitzgerald, and James Holden – exceptional talents that somehow are on one billing. We have been excited to see Four Tet ever since his album Rounds, and George Fitzgerald’s new beginnings at Domino Records should be on display. (more…)
In a new mini-documentary directed by Dan Wilde, Four Tet discusses the work he did on his career-defining Rounds album as a bit of a celebration of its 10 year anniversary. The video is made entirely of animated stills, in a pseud0-Ken Burns effect, and includes the artist reflecting upon his personal inspirations, specific moments tied to specific records he produced, and some of the trials and tribulations of a electronic music producer.Posted by
After announcing their StageONE series back in May and putting on two massively successful subsequent shows, Verboten is back at it with their fall StageONE lineups. Much like their inaugural predecessor events, which featured big names including Sasha, Maya Jane Coles, and Luciano, the duo of fall shows will see more major headliners. Four Tet, James Holden, George Fitzgerald, and JDH & Dave P will perform at the first show on September 28th and Solomun, Metro Area, David August, and Walker & Royce will officiate the second show on October 12th.
In a link first tweeted out yesterday, highly revered British producer Four Tet announced a series of details for his seventh studio album Beautiful Rewind, due out soon on his own Text Records. This is certainly not the first time he’s surprised fans as such on Twitter. It’ll be a simple release process, with no promotional or marketing trickery up his sleeve, and plenty of jabs to the Daft Punk or Kanye West mega-cycles of album hype as of late. He has also followed up with a full tracklisting (below) on his blog.
Four Tet’s affinity for Syrian musician Omar Souleyman is no secret in the dance music community. The London-born DJ has adamantly supported Souleyman affiliated tracks — i.e. Crackboy’s Acid Rework of “Shift Al Mani” — in his sets, but now he’s taking it up a notch with producer credits. Four Tet previewed the title track at Lente Kabinet in Amsterdam earlier this month, and suffice it to say the crowd lost it. The album is set for release on October 22nd via Ribbon Music — click below the jump for the full tracklist.
My favorite remixes are those of which the characters of its creators shine through. There may be no greater character on the experimental electronic landscape than Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who recently teamed with fellow Atoms for Peace producer Nigel Godrich to remix Four Tet‘s standout song, “Pyramid,” under his supergroup’s moniker.
The nearly eight-minute reinterpretation progresses from glitched out vocal snippets over a patient throbbing bass to an off-kilter doom jam with the addition of frenetic shuffling percussion in the “Idioteque” vein. Godrich’s haunting atmospherics lend the track the harmonic grounding it needs to allow Thom’s trademark eccentricities to take flight in the schizophrenic second half. This complementary creative interplay between two key members of the Radiohead braintrust is the fundamental reason why this remix is, as Four Tet took to Twitter to call it, “so f*cking good.”Posted by
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
To help get you through this Sunday we have a soft-flowing Maribou State remix of George Maple’s “Fixed,” a deep rendition of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” by Four Tet, groovy nu disco track “Heartstrings” by Mickey featuring Jeremy Glenn, a Bixel Boys remix of Michael Jackson’s classic tune “P.Y.T,” and finally an Aeroplane take on Robbie William’s “Bodies.”
If you’re looking for more slowed-down pieces from this past week check out Maceo Plex’ “Galactic Cinema,” the MK remix of Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me,” Treasure Finger’s “Cloud Life,” Muramasa’s “Midas Touch,” Ali Love’s “Emperor,” Danny Daze’s “The Calm” EP and The Knocks remix of Goldroom’s “Only You Can Show Me.”
Kieran Hebden, the maestro behind the cryptic production outfit Four Tet, dabbles in percussive house on his latest release. “For These Times” is less conceptual than much of his previous work, leaning more in favor of creating a thick groove than a minimalist masterpiece. Staying in the murky waters that have come to define the Four Tet sound, Hebden weaves jazz elements with shuffling hi hats and ghostly vocal cuts. Devoid of soaring builds and cataclysmic drops, “For These Times” represents house in its purest form, with an undeniable groove and gripping drum fills.
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