When Kieran Hebden first started releasing jazzy instrumentals as Four Tet at the end of the ‘90s, maybe not even he would have predicted he’d end up as one of the most influential selectors in house and techno. His musical journey in the intervening years has developed through nine studio albums and innumerable remixes, singles and collaborations. Where it’s ended up though is with him producing unique records that range from lush deep house to tribal tracks overlaid with micro-house snippets. For all his diversity though, he always manages to marry his intricate, experimental rhythms with the vibrant energy of the club.
As a selector he wears his range of influences with great pride, switching up from snappy UK garage to delicate, drummy afro records. The thing that marks all his DJ sets is his obvious love for the music and his desire to mesmerise the crowd. Come down on the Friday and listen as he rattles through rapid-fire switches between wobbly 2-steppers and tuff house edits with R&B vocals. You won’t hear this anywhere else.