Digging deep in the vaults has paid off for Fact Magazine, with the rediscovery of Four Tet’s fantastic mix from 2010 bringing it back into the public eye after far too long away. Back when Keiran Hebden was still a relatively unknown producer rather than the underground celebrity he is today, the man behind Four Tet was stitching together this hour long mix with the likes of Mount Kimbie, Soul Capsule, early Floating Points and pre-name change Pearson Sound.
A heady mix of light-enhanced jazz, freaky techno numbers and garage-influenced UK bass, the mix demonstrates the diverse selections that Hebden has made a specialty trait, and also includes a few of his own edits, not least the beautiful opener Matthew & Toby, which softly bounces synth hits together in plodding arpeggios until the deep growling bass indicates the real start of proceedings.
Have a listen to the mix below and see if it doesn’t tempt you towards his August shows in London or Obonjan Island, or perhaps the night that he is running for The Warehouse Project in October...
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of The Windish Agency