Putney-born producer and artist Kieran Hebden began using the moniker Four Tet in 1998 when he released the single Thirtysixtwentyfive, which is 36 minutes and 25 seconds long. It was an early indication fans should expect the unexpected from him.
Four Tet’s debut album, Dialogue, came out the following year and fused hip hop drum lines with jazz samples. His second album, 2001’s Pause, merged folk and electronic samples, creating a sound that was quickly dubbed “folktronica”.
In total Four Tet has released 12 albums, with the latest being 2017’s New Energy. Always managing to up his game, this collection boasts a dreamy expansive sound.
Over the years, Four Tet's wide-ranging solo work, cool collaborations and remixes for everyone from Bloc Party and Beth Orton to Super Furry Animals, Radiohead and Grimes have earned him the reputation as the definitive experimental electronic artist.
Last updated: January, 2019