VICE’s Creators Project has put together a fantastic mini-documentary to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Four Tet‘s seminal album, Rounds, highlighting his influences and inspirations that helped him create the career-redirecting record. Kieran Hebdan AKA Four Tet explains many interesting facts about the album’s process not known until now, all accompanied by pleasant animated still photography.
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Electric Zoo is only days away and we are bringing you a 3 part series to highlight our top picks for your best festival experience! With amazing artists from Skream, Claude VonStroke, Dog Blood, Four Tet, Brodinski and so many more..check out our top picks for Friday below!
• Claude VonStroke to return with third album, Urban Animal
• Four Tet announces next album, Beautiful Rewind
• Gaslamp Killer’s near death experience: “I can’t drink or do drugs ever again”
• Preview FaltyDL‘s Upcoming Single for Swamp81
• Soulwax cancel shows in order to finish new album
• Boards of Canada debut new video in Tokyo
• Watch Four Tet Detail His Live Set-Up
• Richy Ahmed mixes Rinse:23
• Porter Robinson‘s gig gone wrong: “The police are not on your side”
• Four Tet’s “Pyramid” remixed by Atoms for Peace
• House veteran MK intends to release his first solo album this year
• Purity Ring added to the Lightning in a Bottle Lineup
It would appear Kieran Hebden has been pretty busy recently conjuring up two massive dance records at the same time, for two separate projects. First, JT gets a Four Tet makeover for his omnipresent “Suit & Tie” record. Its use of the vocal stems makes it one of the more original interpretations and features some tech house to compliment a very minimalistic acapella version of the record. Also included in this post is Four Tet‘s contribution to the Nonplus Records compilation release titled, “Four These Times.” Boddikah, Joy Orbison, and Lowtec comprise of the other talent featured on the “Think and Change” project. The bass in Four Tet’s record finds its groove right away and features a simple vocal sample repeating one line over and over at changing frequencies. The percussion in it has his fans admiring a sound more reminiscent of his earlier works — an impressive feat considering how different these two productions are.
• Four Tet releases free album
• Kavinsky set to drop debut album in February
• Joy Orbison makes a trip to North America
• Hot Natured give away track and sign to Pete Tong’s label
• Sonar 2013 announces a batch of new acts, including Karenn, Nicolas Jaar and Gold Panda
• Pete Tong announces new All Gone mix CD and Tour
• Chaos, Hospitalizations, Helicopter Mar ‘Haunted Coliseum‘ Rave In New York
• Pacha takes up Sydney residency
• Listen to Jamie xx‘s Remix of Four Tet
• Stream Lindstrøm’s ‘Smalhans’ LP
Good morning! Today’s news features Simian Mobile Disco, Disclosure, Four Tet, Busy P/Ed Banger, and Kelis. Please read on after the jump.
Last night we were tuned in to the Radiohead takeover of Boiler Room at Corsica Studios in London. Fantastic sets all night, but I was most impressed with Dan Snaith aka Caribou, whose track selection throughout his set with Jamie XX was utterly brilliant.
This year, Caribou’s been releasing quite a bit of material under his Daphni alias, the most recent of which came in the form of the Ne Noya EP, which dropped last week on Snaith’s own Jiaolong imprint. The three-track, vinyl only release, features an edit and 2 Daphni originals, and it’s the B-side ‘Yes, I Know’ that really stands out – a ballsy slowburner that combines acid with soul:
Incase you missed it, another vinyl only release: Daphni’s ‘Ye Ye’ dropped earlier in the year via Kieran Hebden/Four Tet‘s Text Records: