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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 »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

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Four Tet – “Parallel Jalebi”

This is going to be a busy fall for the adventurous dance producer Four Tet, who produced all of Syrian singer Omar Souleyman’s forthcoming album Wenu Wenu and who has his own album, called Beautiful Rewind, getting ready to drop. First single “Kool FM” was stark and minimal, but now he’s posted another track “Parallel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2013 - 10:57 am

Omar Souleyman – “Wenu Wenu” (Prod. Four Tet)

Four Tet has his own new album Beautiful Rewind coming out soon, but he also produced all of Wenu Wenu, the new album from the Syrian singer Omar Souleyman. One thing that strikes me about that album’s title track, which you can hear below, is that Four Tet’s stamp is barely anywhere on it. It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 11:48 am

DIANA – “Perpetual Surrender (Four Tet Remix)”

Toronto synth-pop group DIANA are gearing up to release their self-titled Jagjaguwar debut in August. The band, which is fronted by former-Austra member Carmen Elle, got the Four Tet remix treatment for the song “Perpetual Surrender.” This is a grower, if ever there were one, building from its asphyxiating beginnings into blossoms of bass-twang heavy,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 31, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Four Tet – “Kool FM”

Earlier this week, dance-music adventurer Kieran Hebden announced the forthcoming release of a new Four Tet album called Beautiful Rewind, which is good news indeed. And yesterday, the BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe debuted a new Four Tet track called “Kool FM,” presumably from the album. It’s a stark, bottom-heavy track with a weird… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 10:27 am

Four Tet Beautiful Rewind Details

Last year, the great kinda-dance producer Kieran Hebden, who records as Four Tet, released the sorely underrated singles collection Pink, which showed how close to straight-up dance music his productions could get without losing their exploratory spirit. But Hebden hasn’t released a full-on album of new material since 2010’s There Is Love In You. That… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Hear The Original, Tori Amos-Sampling Version Of Four Tet’s “Unspoken”

Rounds, the third album from the bucolic British producer Four Tet, was his big breakout moment, the album where his fusion of pastoral folk and head-blown inward-looking electronic music found its fullest realization. And it sounds like one person’s complete vision. But with the album’s 10th-anniversary reissue looming, Four Tet recently revealed that it’s not… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 9:33 am

Four Tet – “Pyramid (Atoms For Peace Remix)”

Last year, the cerebral electronic producer Four Tet released Pink, an excellent collection of the singles he’d been releasing, tracks that were more dancefloor-directed than almost anything he’d done before. Now, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace project has remixed “Pyramid,” one of the highlights of Pink, turning it into nearly eight minutes of chilly, rippling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Neneh Cherry & Afrika Baby Bam – “Nina” (Prod. By Four Tet)

About 14 years ago, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, both Neneh Cherry and the Jungle Broters were doing way-out art-student things with rap music. And now Cherry and Afrika Baby Bam, one half of the Jungle Brothers, have fused their two aesthetics together, making a drifting, starry-eyed spoken-word duet called “Nina,” one that could’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie (Four Tet Remix)”

Justin Timberlake is getting a lot of play from gossip blogs this morning, largely because everyone just now realized that he threw a sneaky sideways dis to Kanye West into his SNL performance of “Suit & Tie” this past weekend. If Timberlake had really wanted to blow minds, though, he might have been better off… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 9:47 am

RocketNumberNine & Four Tet – “Roseland”

In July, Four Tet went into the studio with Ben and Tom Page, a/k/a the London-based improv-inclined brothers duo RocketNumberNine. Together, the trio recorded a new collaborative 12-inch, due out via Four Tet’s own TEXT label “in a week or so.” Below, hear the A-side, “Roseland,” a slow-grooving track that expands over eight minutes. “Thi… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 18, 2013 - 11:56 am

Four Tet – “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room”

Kieran Hebden, bka Four Tet, has released a song from his upcoming 12″ called *deep breath* “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room.” The record is coming out via Hebden’s own label Text under the moniker KH. You… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 1, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Download Four Tet Rarities Comp 0181

One of last year’s great under-the-radar albums was Four Tet’s Pink, the singles compilation that moved Kieran Hebden’s production further away from warm electro-acoustic romanticism and toward intricately constructed skeletal dance music. And now, Hebden’s gone way back to the other side of the spectrum, posting 0181, a compilation of some of his very earliest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2013 - 8:52 am

Grimes – “Skin (Four Tet Remix)”

On Tuesday, Four Tet guest-hosted DJ Roska’s show on the UK’s legendary pirate-turned-Internet radio station Rinse FM. During the set, Four Tet played a track he made featuring a vocal loop from Grimes’s “Skin” over a twinkly, soft bass. While it sounds in line with his style, it was just an experiment and not officially… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Four Tet – “Lion (Jamie xx Remix)”

Earlier this year, the great British electronic producer Four Tet released Pink, an excellent and somewhat underrated collection of dance singles. In the past, Four Tet has remixed the xx’s “VCR” and “Angels,” and now the xx’s production mastermind Jamie xx returns the favor, reworking the Pink track “Lion.” Jamie xx’s version of the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2012 - 9:25 am

The xx – “Angels” (Four Tet Remix)

Once upon a time, the reliably awesome British producer remixed the xx’s first-album single “VCR.” And now that the xx have finally gotten around to releasing their (pretty great, in my opinion) sophomore album Coexist, they’ve once again invited Four Tet to rework a single of theirs. Four Tet’s twinkling take on “Angels” recently debuted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2012 - 9:26 am

Ultraísta – “Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)”

Here’s a twittering remix of Ultraísta’s album track “Smaltalk,” in which Four Tet injects their delicate rumble into the proceedings. Ultraísta, of course, features Nigel Godrich, who is in a lot of bands. Hear Four Tet’s remix below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 11, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Four Tet – “Lion” & “Peace For Earth”

Today, the great electronic music space-traveler Four Tet digitally releases Pink, his new album, which collects the excellent 12″ singles he’s been releasing lately on his Text label. The album only has two new tracks, but they’re both doozies. The nine-minute “Lion” and the 11-minute “Peace For Earth” are both beautifully assured and understated bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2012 - 9:03 am