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10 iconic Four Tet moments

Kieran Hebden's a musical genius

  • Dave Turner
  • 7 July 2017

Having sparked us into a state of levitation with his new track 'Two Thousand And Seventeen', we thought it was about time Four Tet entered our Iconic Moments series.

In a career spanning two decades, Kieran Hebden's given us majestic experimentalism exploring jazz, ambient, folk, house and techno. He's capable of excelling in all of those, delivering records such as 'Dialogue', 'Pause', 'Rounds', 'There Is Love In You' and 'Beautiful Rewind'. A listen through his back catalogue is no chore, that's for sure, especially with tracks like 'As Serious As Your Life', 'Love Cry' and 'Parralel Jalebi' among it.

Then there's the collaborations with artists like Burial, Omar Souleyman and Thom Yorke, and hook-ups with the likes of Floating Points and Caribou. He's been around the block, but the thought of a new album from the London producer still fills us with joy.

From his debut release to unexpected back-to-backs, the below moments give you the best of Four Tet, a UK pioneer and one genius of a musician.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

Releasing his first track as Four Tet

Not sure what to call your first solo release? Just name it after how long it is. Yep, Four Tet's first solo material really is 36 minutes and 25 seconds long. Released in '98 on Trevor Jackson's Output, it's split into two parts - 'Part One (Eighteenfortythree)' and 'Part Two (Seventeenfortytwo)'. Each side is a slice of joyous, jazzy goodness and paved the way for many more Four Tet wonders. And a few more number-related tracks including 'Twenty Three' and the recent 'Two Thousand And Seventeen'.

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