Stream Four Tet's Rarity-Packed Two-Hour Solid Steel Mix

Kieran Hebden stages airwave takeover with reworkings of Joni Mitchell, Arthur Russell

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Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is prone to marathon DJ sessions Photo by Getty Images
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Four Tet, a.k.a. Kieran Hebden, is a longtime friend to Ninja Tune's Solid Steel radio program. Since 2001, the Beautiful Rewind craftsman has contributed a number of mixes to the show, and on December 6, he'll perform at Solid Steel's 25th Anniversary celebration in London. In advance of the upcoming engagement, the producers at Solid Steel's radio broadcast gave Four Tet control of the airwaves for a full two hours (via Fact). The U.K. DJ-producer delivered a blend of "unofficial edits and mixes," according to Ninja Tune's SoundCloud page.

"I guess these edits were mainly made to be played in clubs and I've always like the tradition of DJs extending and rearranging to make things work in their sets," Hebden says in the statement. "Most of the edits here are unreleased because they are just tools for DJs really."

The Omar Souleyman associate also worked in edits from fellow electronic experts Daphni, Floating Points, and Happa. Stream the joyous, soulful, and trancey DJ session below. And if that's not enough Four Tet for you, read SPIN's interview with Hebden about the 10th anniversary reissue of his 2003 LP, Rounds, and then head over to Mixcloud to hear an eight-hour playlist he did for RinseFM back in October.

1. "Playboy Mommy edit"
2. "Musiq - Photomachine H.E.R raw edit"
3. "HR Groove (J Rocc edit)"
4. "Marcos Valle Floating Points edit"
5. "K54 - Aight Aight Aight!"
6. "Sweet Love (volca edit)"
7. "Ain't no need (Zernell and Goodking edit)"
8. "Give it up and turn it loose (Black Cock edit)"
9. "Girl you need a change of mind (Bobby Busnach edit)"
10. "Marvin time to get it together (Daphni edit)"
11. "Everyday Extended Edit"
12. "Joni Mitchell Dreamland edit"
13. "Arthur Russell Flagrant Foul edit"
14. "Jerry Green Daphni edit"
15. "Weather Report - Non stop edit"
16. "Peaches and Prunes edit Ron Hardy"
17. "Funky Nassau (KH edit)"
18. "Teddy Pendergrass - Sunshine Sound edit"
19. "Happy song or dance (FK edit)"
20. "Ugly Edit 6"
21. "Kikrokus Ron Hardy edit"
22. "Edie and the Eggs edit"
23. "Jack Your Big Booty (Happa edit)"
24. "Canned Heat Daphni Edit"
25. "Pharoah Black Unity club mix"
26. "What's going on extended loud drums"
27. "silence"
28. "Peter Finger loop"

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