Friday, July 07, 2006
ARTIST / BAND: FOUR TET
SONG (MP3): POCKETS (MINIMAL VERSION)
FILE UNDER: minimal electronic
INFO: For a man known primarily for his home made excursions to the far reaches of the musical map, Kieran Hebden as a DJ is a different kind of trip, the gratifying results of which can be seen all over this exemplary DJ Kicks compilation (the 26th in this now legendary series). I've done previous compilations based around music that’s been influential to me, just picking a bunch of records that I like. This time I wanted to make something that was more upbeat, stuff I might play out in a club and that draws from my recent experience as a DJ," he says. Inspired by his 8 hours sets at The End and in Ibiza with Timo Maas, Kieran says he has rediscovered the thrill of filling a floor: "Playing for people who just want to dance is an exciting thing for someone who?s into experimental music". As you might expect with Four Tet, however, nothing is ever that straight-forward, and his DJ Kicks is a mind blowing experience, taking in just about as many genres as there are tracks (which is 20). Old skool hip-hop, French prog, conscious soul, electronic experimentation, minimal techno, early two-step, cosmic jazz, African thumb pianos and much more besides share space here, bound together by analogue synth interludes, segues and an exclusive new Four Tet track specially
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