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Percussions – “Sext”

Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet aka no-really-he’s-not-Burial just blessed us with two new tracks under his Percussions alias yesterday, and now he’s given us a third. Just over an hour ago Hebden tweeted a link to “Sext,” maybe the finest of the three excursions into experimental four-on-the-floor thump. I could actually imagine provocative SMS message… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Percussions (Four Tet) – “Blatant Water Cannon” & “Ascii Bot”

After SXSW, Four Tet was on my flight from Austin to Charlotte. I saw him sitting up in first class, feet stretched out, drinking Naked juice and reading The Goldfinch, all casually baller. He looked like a man who knows how to live life. But given the ridiculous volume of his recent output, I’m almost… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 11:04 am

Neneh Cherry (Feat. Robyn) – “Out Of The Black” Video

On “Out Of The Black,” a track from her new Four Tet-produced comeback album Blank Project, eternal badass Neneh Cherry linked up with Robyn, a fellow Swedish pop-music tough-chick. But the song isn’t the technicolor pop explosion it could be; it’s a tense and downbeat seether. The song’s new video, from director Dario Vigorito, look… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 11:18 am

Four Tet & Terror Danjah – “Killer” & “Nasty”

In the last few months, Four Tet has released an album of his own, produced another four Omar Souleyman, and produced still another for Neneh Cherry. He’s also given us a bunch of DJ sets, as well as this Jamie xx collab and this Ellie Goulding remix. He’s not slowing down. Four Tet’s latest release… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 11:07 am

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 9:41 am

Neneh Cherry – “Out Of The Black” (Feat. Robyn) (Prod. Four Tet)

In a couple of weeks, the great Neneh Cherry will release the Four Tet-produced LP Blank Project, her first full-on solo album in 18 years. The album only has one guest on it, and that guest is Cherry’s fellow sassy Swedish pop asskicker Robyn. The dark, buzzing “Out Of The Black” is a more eerie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 9:01 am

Four Tet & Jamie xx – “Seesaw”

Last night, a mob of artists associated with London’s beyond-cool Young Turks label, and their various friends and contemporaries, took over the Sydney radio statio FBi 94.5, all of them playing new music. That means we suddenly have a ton of new tracks to pick through. Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis played a short DJ… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 10:40 am

Stream Four Tet’s New Jan 2014 DJ Mix

We aren’t even a month into 2014, but Four Tet has already been extremely busy. Last week he set up his Bandcamp page, which provided access to many old releases, and built a new track out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in under 10 minutes. Now he’s put up a new hour-long mix, titled 1234567890qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm, which… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 27, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Four Tet Shares Early Releases On Bandcamp, Remixes Thriller In New Video

More and more artists have been making moves to Bandcamp as a way to casually put out rare recordings. Last year we saw it done by Jim O’Rourke and Sunn O))), and now Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) has started his own Bandcamp page. Right now the earliest Four Tet recordings are up there to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 17, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Everything”

Next month, the great Neneh Cherry returns with her Four Tet-produced album Blank Project, Cherry’s first full-on solo LP since 1996. We’ve heard the title track and seen Cherry perform a couple of songs live in studio, and now Cherry has shared the massive, sprawling, tough seven-minute single “Everything,” which builds from a skittery groove… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 11:58 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Neneh Cherry – “Blank Project” (Prod. Four Tet)

The great Neneh Cherry’s 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi broke new ground in cosmopolitan rap snarl and helped make M.I.A. possible. She hasn’t released a solo album since 1996’s Man, though she did get an Album Of The Week last year for The Cherry Thing, the covers collection that she did with the Scandinavia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2013 - 9:50 am

Four Tet – “Gillie Amma, I Love You”

Early next year, a new double-CD compilation called BOATS — which has nothing to do with 2 Chainz — will raise money for kids in southeast India, via the charity Scottish Love In Action. The comp has a very strong lineup of contributors it includes Gang Gang Dance, Rustie, Deerhoof, Dan Deacon, YACHT, No Age,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2013 - 11:06 am

Omar Souleyman – “Warni Warni” Video

Omar Souleyman — per NPR, “the hottest Syrian speaker-slayer at work in the West” — releases his Four Tet-produced Wenu Wenu today. To mark the occasion he’s also released director Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s video for Wenu track “Warni Warni” in which he dances goofily in front of global monuments including the pyramids and the Arc… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2013 - 10:15 am

Neneh Cherry Preps New Solo LP Produced By Four Tet, Featuring Robyn

If you had your pop music awakening sometime in the late-’80s, the Swedish-born, London-based, New York-inspired sing-rapper Neneh Cherry may well have seemend like the coolest person in the universe, and this impression was not far off the truth. Cherry’s first two albums, 1989’s Raw Like Sushi and 1992’s Homebrew, are feats of absolute bada… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2013 - 10:46 am

Stream Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu

Kieran Hebden is having a busy month. This week, the man who records as Four Tet releases his new album Beautiful Rewind. And next week, he’ll drop another full-length project, though this time around he’ll cede the spotlight. Hebden produced all of Wenu Wenu, the new album from the Syrian singer Omar Souleyman; we’ve already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2013 - 11:25 am

Stream An Unreleased Burial & Four Tet Track

Kieran Hebden, the expansive and adventurous electronic producer who records as Four Tet, has released a few tracks with the reclusive atmospheric-dubstep spectre Burial, but he’s apparently been saving some of that heat for the right moment. Over the weekend, Hebden DJed a ridiculous eight-hour set for Britain’s Rinse FM, and he opened that set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2013 - 9:53 am

Stream Four Tet’s 8-Hour Rinse FM DJ Set

Tonight, to celebrate the release of Beautiful Rewind, Four Tet is doing an eight hour DJ set on Rinse FM. The DJ set starts at 9 PM GMT, which is 4PM EST. The Rinse FM site say to expect “a varied selection, perhaps a scattering of new material from the man himself plus a fair… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 6, 2013 - 6:23 am

Four Tet – “Parallel Jalebi (Hudson Mohawke Remix)”

Tomorrow, to celebrate the release of Beautiful Rewind, Four Tet is doing an eight hour DJ set on Rinse FM starting at 9 PM GMT. Until then, here is a Hudson Mohake remix of Four Tet’s new track “Parallel Jalebi.”… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 5, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Stream Four Tet Beautiful Rewind

Surprise! Four Tet’s new album, Beautiful Rewind, which did not have a release date, will apparently arrive in some UK stores today. And it is now streaming in full on Soundcloud. A few months ago Kieran Hebden tweeted:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2013 - 7:25 am