KH – “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room”
Despite the fact that his latest full-length album, There is Love in You, was released in 2010, Four Tet has hardly had an uninteresting past couple of years. Last year brought us Pink, a stellar compilation of 12″ singles that he had released separately prior, and just a few weeks ago, the producer dropped 0181, a collection of material recorded between 1997 and 2001. The producer’s latest offering is a new single under the moniker KH, which is short for his birth name, Kieran Hebden. Stream the comically titled “The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room” above.
Four Tet has become known for his marrying of sounds from the organic and electronic worlds, and this single is no exception. It starts strongly, letting a stimulating house beat and rhythmically idiosyncratic instrumentation make a bold introduction. The real hook of the song, however, is the erratic African chants which arrive about one minute into the track, lending it a certain primal sense of urgency. Given its quality, it’s no surprise that “people keep asking about” this song.