Ellie Goulding – “Burn (Four Tet Remix)”
Four Tet has been busy lately. In just the past few days, we’ve heard the British producer Kieran Hebden’s Jamie xx collab “Seesaw” and his Neneh Cherry/Robyn collab “Out Of The Black.” (The latter comes from Cherry’s new album Blank Project, produced entirely by Four Tet.) He’s also reissued a bunch of old music and dropped an hour-long DJ mix on us. And last week, he participated in the Young Turks takeover of the Australian radio station FBi 94.5, where he debuted, among other things, an unauthorized remix of the Ellie Goulding dance-pop hit “Burn.” He’s now shared that remix, giving it the charming title “I got this song Burn stuck in my head so I did a remix and Ellie DMed me and she’s into it,” breaking new ground in the song-title-as-humblebrag game. Goulding should be into it! The way Hebden layers up her voice is a thing worth getting into. And Hebden also gave another hour-long DJ set to the Australian radio station Triple J, playing new music from Burial, Martyn, Nathan Fake, and others. Listen to the Goulding remix and the radio-station mix below.
All this comes after Hebden released his own solo album and produced a whole LP for Omar Souleyman late last year. Feel free to yell “He’s on fire!” in the NBA Jam announcer voice at your discretion.