Kieran “Four Tet” Hebden packed a couple of his own new productions into this new free mix that he loaded onto Soundcloud this week, according to FACT. When Domino issued his fifth solo LP in 2010, I wrote about it for Blurt Magazine: On There Is Love In You, Hebden explores more of the refined and understated house and techno that characterizes his 2008 Ringer EP, with a generous bundling of the organic elements that have so often enriched his work. Read more.
When London natives Jas Shaw and James Ford were in psyche-pop band Simian, their post-show DJ outings on tour might have been an accidental, necessary distraction for the duo at the time, but the throw downs eventually led to sizable matters. Their party-rockin’ moniker, Simian Mobile Disco, is what Shaw and Ford called themselves full-time when their band dissolved. On SMD’sAttack Decay Sustain Release (Wichita, 2007), Shaw and Ford’s clearly defined motive to wreck shit at parties is coupled with winning pop melodies. Read the rest of my 2007 Remix magazine feature, which has been formatted terribly for the Web. Simian Mobile Disco play MoMAPS1 today.