Apparently, Four Tet spent the holidays rummaging through his old stuff. And he came out with this collection of early recordings from 1997-2001. So while not a “new” album, these vintage tunes give a great look at where Kieran Hebden started, mixing delicate beats with folktronic melodies and some abstract freak outs. 0181 is presumably named after the now-retired London area code where we assume Hebden made these recordings. You can download the whole album as a single file (with no track names) now. And then scope up the physicla release (TEXT021) on vinyl later this year.
If 2012 had a single breakout act, it had to be Grimes, whose sublime electronic vocal pop captivated not only the obvious indie crowd, but even caught the attention of Richie Hawtin who surprisingly booked her for his .ENTER party in Ibiza. Combine that with Four Tet, whose talent morphed from head nodders to dance floor lovers years ago and you have a lovely combination to kick off 2013.
Four Tet revealed the tune last night during a guest segment on Rinse.FM. Not an official remix, the producer described the track on his Twitter as “just some track I made the other day using a loop from her record… no remix going on or anything.” What did you accomplish this week?
Red Bull Music Academy brings forth another epic event to the forefront of New York City; this time taking over the formerly-abandoned grounds at Autumn Bowl. Not only have they picked an intriguing spot, but the lineup is nothing short of brilliant: with support coming from Eglo badman Floating Points and the headline set being shared by the likes of Jamie xx (no need to reference where he’s from) and living legend of the land, Four Tet. This exclusive event is also free to the public, and will take place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The address is up above and capacity is extremely, so get there early and enjoy. Check out some landmark tunes from the artists after the jump.
As with any major release nowadays, the number of remixes, both official and bootleg, can be overwhelming. So how does one decide which rework of a band as beloved as The XX is worth listening to? How about asking Jamie XX of the group itself, who debuted a remix of their current single, “Angels” done by Four Tet, whose recent remixes of indie luminaries such as Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Battles (plus his own superb catalog of work) has made him one remixer you can certainly count on.