DJ-Kicks: Pockets

DJ-Kicks: Pockets

by Four Tet
     
 

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In the same vein perhaps as LateNight Tales, which came out earlier the same year, DJ-Kicks finds Kieran Hebden choosing some of his favorite songs from both past and present to share with his audience. But while LateNight Tales was just a cut-and-dried collection, DJ-Kicks has Hebden mixing the tracks together into something that resembles

Overview

In the same vein perhaps as LateNight Tales, which came out earlier the same year, DJ-Kicks finds Kieran Hebden choosing some of his favorite songs from both past and present to share with his audience. But while LateNight Tales was just a cut-and-dried collection, DJ-Kicks has Hebden mixing the tracks together into something that resembles a possible club set. Though the music of Four Tet is firmly placed within the IDM/indie electronica context, not only has Hebden worked with artists from a variety of genres (Beth Orton, Kings of Convenience, Koushik, Bloc Party, to name a few), but his actual influences are also just as far reaching, if not more so. The album moves from soul (Curtis Mayfield's "If I Were Only a Child Again") to indie pop (Stereolab's "Les Yper-Sound") to pure electronica (Akufen's "Pyschometry") to hip-hop (Group Home's "Up Against the Wall [Getaway Car Remix]") effortlessly, not just because of the actual production, but because of Hebden himself. There's clearly something inside him that connects each of these pieces to him, and he's able to use it to create a real sense of continuity, even if the tracks themselves can be a little disparate. Perhaps this is reflected best in "Pockets," the Four Tet song that comes on a little more than halfway through the album. It isn't quite like anything else on DJ-Kicks, but still it encompasses everything that has come before it and everything that will come after. Using synthesizers in house-like beats, various organic and inorganic forms of percussion, layers of sounds and effects that work their way in and out of the piece, and a good sense of melody, "Pockets" represents not just Four Tet's work but also Kieran Hebden's musical interests as well as the album itself does. And for fans of Four Tet, that's reason enough to make DJ-Kicks interesting.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003720321
catalogNumber:
203
Rank:
248790

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Four Tet   Primary Artist,DJ
Syclops   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Richard Pinhas   Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer,Producer
Heiner Stadler   Composer
Daevid Allen   Composer
Stephen Mallinder   Composer
Juan Atkins   Composer,Producer
François Auger   Composer
David Behrman   Producer
Tom Cullinan   Composer
Finesse   Composer
Tim Gane   Composer
Laetitia Sadier   Composer
John McEntire   Producer
Showbiz   Producer
Peanut Butter Wolf   Executive Producer
Chris Martin   Composer
Maurice Fulton   Arranger,Producer
Pierre Moerlen   Composer
Kieran Hebden   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Marc Leclair   Composer,Producer
Gary "Biscuit" Davis   Producer
Patricia Gleeson   Producer
Noah Lennox   Composer
Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto   Producer
So Solid Beats   Producer

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