Kieran Hebden, better known by his stage name Four Tet, was pretty consistent last year in terms of releasing new music. Thankfully, it seems like 2016 will be no different, with the producer uploading two new tracks in one day to SoundCloud, from his own label Text Records.
Both tracks are collaborative efforts, the first, Mothers/Dark(TEXT038) with Melbourne-based producer Designer; the second, Flip Side/Disparate (TEXT039) with UK producer Champion. They will also be released as 12-inches, “available in all good record shops soon”.
Both tracks are thumping pieces of work, similar in tone but individualistic enough as to set them apart. There are some definite influences by each guest producer as well, which we could probably guess is a pretty big deal when you’re making a track with none other than Four Tet. While Mothers/Dark harbours a more psychedelic, house feel to it, it’s counterpart Flip Side/Disparate is more bass-centric, with the song growing increasingly better towards it’s exceptional end.
Four Tet’s collab partners have hardly been keeping quiet in their own rights as well. Last year we heard Designer’s Dark, whilst Champion released an incredible remix of Kool Fm from his sixth LP, Beautiful Rewind.
Take a listen to the two tracks below: