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Four Tet/ Kieran Hebden biography

1977 - Kieran Hebden born

1997 - Kieran’s first band, Fridge, formed at school with friends Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers, release their first record, Ceefax, for Trevor Jackson’s Output label.

1998 - The first Four Tet single ThirtySixTwentyFive, (which lasts 36 minutes and 25 seconds) and the second, Misnom’, are released by ... Read more in Amazon's Four Tet Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Sept. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fabric Worldwide
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. IntroFour Tet0:55Album Only
Listen  2. Immersion PartielleMichel Redolfi 1:05Album Only
Listen  3. First BornCrazy Bald Heads 2:45Album Only
Listen  4. Feel Da VibePersian 2:38Album Only
Listen  5. 101112KH 2:45Album Only
Listen  6. Pulse XYoungstar (Musical Mob) 1:45Album Only
Listen  7. First Born (Four Tet Remix)Crazy Bald Heads 4:32Album Only
Listen  8. Sais (Dub)Floating Points 2:54Album Only
Listen  9. Mr BeanApple 2:17Album Only
Listen10. WebersCaribou 1:10Album Only
Listen11. Flav (Urban Myths Remix)Big Bird0:53Album Only
Listen12. WaitingGenius 2:36Album Only
Listen13. fabricFour Tet 1:32Album Only
Listen14. The Continuing Story Of Counterpoint, Part NineDavid Borden 1:55Album Only
Listen15. Dark EnergySTL 5:28Album Only
Listen16. Percussions OnePercussions 1:56Album Only
Listen17. Angie's FuckedC++ 2:47Album Only
Listen18. Street HaloBurial 5:15Album Only
Listen19. Cape FearKMA 1:53Album Only
Listen20. Higher PowerWK7 2:00Album Only
Listen21. SiesoRicardo Villalobos 1:45Album Only
Listen22. PyramidFour Tet 7:30Album Only
Listen23. How I ProgramRed Rack'em0:46Album Only
Listen24. Hobson's Choice (Tune For Da Man Dem)Active Minds 5:13Album Only
Listen25. BlackholesArmando Gallop & Steve Poindexter 1:23Album Only
Listen26. OutroFour Tet0:58Album Only
Listen27. LockedFour Tet 8:31Album Only

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BBC Review

The 59th edition of the FabricLive mix series might just be the most 'live' sounding of all, interspersed as it is with field recordings made at the London club. Hearing muffled drums and chattering voices is not unlike moving from room to room within Fabric's cavernous interior. Even on its most eclectic nights, however, you might not be likely to hear grime following 30-year-old synthesizer experimentalism, or rare acid house twitching along beside even rarer stripped-down garage.

Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, casts this mix as being "about London and Fabric and nights out and my take on all that. The memories and the influences." It's not, he stresses, "about my DJing." Just as well, as this is far from smooth as a mix. But flow is sacrificed with good reason. For straight-up genre DJs 75 minutes is long enough to craft a dynamic set. For those with wider tastes, however, the range of styles tends to need shrinking for coherence's sake. But with the glut of mixes that are available for free online, Hebden is right to think that presenting a distinct musical vision is more valuable than getting the listener from start to finish with as few bumps as possible.

It's a decision that pretty much pays off, the result more a collage than a traditional mix. After the opening sounds of passing traffic and mumbling voices have faded away into the blissful electronic trickles of Michel Redolfi's 1981 track Immersion Partielle, the mix eases into a mini-set of 2-step, grime and UK funky. Hebden's been around long enough to plot accurate lines between past and present, so while tracks like Genius' Waiting (1998), Apple's Mr Bean (2007) and Floating Points' Sais (dub) (2011) span more than a decade, there's plenty of connective tissue linking one to another.

Halfway through the mix resets: another field recording, another synth number from 1981. As with the Redolfi track, David Borden's The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Part Nine represents something of a false start, trilling into silence before being replaced by the stark Hoover techno of STL's Dark Energy. Nevertheless this section contains the best actual transition between tracks, as the crumbling, organ-like tones of Burial's Street Halo rise above the competing buzzes of Angie's F***ed by C++.

Then the mix hiccoughs again, Street Halo fading away completely before the raw vintage garage of KMA's Cape Fear jumpstarts the final section. Veering between the retro rave of WK7's Higher Power, the muffled shuffle of Villalobos' Sieso and Armando Gallop and Steve Poindexter's paranoid acid house, the mix ends only for a new Four Tet track, the pleasant Locked (one of two new productions from Hebden here), to emerge like an encore. Typically of the mix, it's a dislocating moment that's largely redeemed by the quality of the music.

--Chris Power

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By ste_d_indica on 27 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
As an old skool raver fast approaching the big 40 I don't listen to much in the way of yoof music any more. The kids love it and good for them, but these days I'd rather have a cup of tea and a bit of Nick Cave. But now and then an album or a mix comes along that reminds you why you used to love a bit of 'big fish, little fish'. I've only got into Four Tet over the last year or so and not in a big way; 'Rounds' was my first which took a while but is now a real fave, and I got well into 'There is Love in You' and also picked up his 'Late Night Tales' CD which was all over the place (in a good way!!). So a Fabric mix with a fella wearing an octopus on the cover definitely caught my eye.

But then the reviews started to leak out, 'all dub step and glitchy garage', 'badly mixed' 'too fragmented' etc. So I approached this mix with real trepidation...and... I like it!

Fabric 59 reminds me of nothing less than listening to pirate radio in the early 90's. I used to go to mainly Balearic clubs and the odd big rave, but the pirates oop north often played darker and more awkward stuff, tunes that just wouldn't fly in the clubs but made for compelling listening in the house. That's exactly the flavour this mix gives me, a set of deep, dark underground tunes mixed by a maverick with the rozzers about to break through the door. The effect is enhanced by the choice of some of the samples in the tracks (Terence Trent (as used by Shut Up and Dance way back), Kid & Play for example, and I like the mixing style. Sure its a bit rough at times but then so were some of the most well loved mixes back in the day, the shear audacity of a DJ trying to cut a couple of really at-odds tracks together, and actually a few of the mixes here are pretty smart.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Audio Texture on 15 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
There's not too many producers or DJs that when asked to do a mix for a club would send their audio engineer friend (Sasha Lewis) into the club in question to make field recordings and then incorporate those recordings into the finished mix. Well Four Tet did. Just to make his life more difficult during the compilation process every track is also recorded from original vinyl which meant long hours searching for long forgotten and hard to find records. It also meant he had to go and cut acetates of his own exclusive tracks.

If that isn't attention to detail enough when the tracks were then recorded from vinyl they weren't digitally cleaned so the original hiss, pop and crackle of the wax was retained. The final mix was then surprisingly put together on a new fangled computer thingy, which from a sad trainspotter point of view, spoils slightly the analogue, old school vibe but is understandable. We'll forgive him just this once.

The music ranges from the experimental electronics of Michel Redolfi's 'Immersion Partielle', seminal UK funky in the form of Apple's 'Mr. Bean', the classic grime of Youngstar's 'Pulse X' to the fresher sounds of Burial's 'Street Halo'. Also expect to hear C++, Caribou, Floating Points, Ricardo Villalobos weaving in and out of the mix. These tracks are then split up by the aforementioned field recordings to recreate the feel of walking around the different rooms during a night out at Fabric.

The mix is a representation of Hebden's club sets rather than his more musical production side. Melody and vocals are stripped back, dubs largely the order of the day rather than full on vocals but what is never in short supply is musical adventure as he trawls through the boundary pushing, largely UK side of progressive dance music.
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By dazzlin on 2 April 2015
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I really have been blown away by the quality of this mix! It feels like a real live analogue, thoughtful mix. A real journey, taken me on a conscious and subconscious journey, sat at home listening, nice drink with a smile on my face. I've never seen or heard four tet before, now I'm very interested in what this guy has to offer musically
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Nice. Nice nice nice. Lay back and let it be nice to you. Everything Four Tet touch is nice, so very nice. And what's wrong with nice? I like nice.
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By Mr. Mark A. Bullers on 2 April 2014
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I bought this off the back of some tracks four get have featured on and of the reviews, but it didn't really do what i wanted it too and the sound wasn't what I was expecting from them either. It has its moments and maybe I've not given it enough air time, but wasn't the flow I'm into, but it is different and creative with some very well read reviews.
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