In July, Four Tet, a.k.a. Kieran Hebden, tweeted his desire to remix Swedish progressive house producer Eric Prydz’s nine-minute monster “Opus,” released as part of his label Pryda’s tenth anniversary celebration (including three EPs and his debut full-length due later this year).
am wishing that I get asked to do the remix on that new @ericprydz opus track
— Four Tet (@FourTet) July 15, 2015
He got his wish and we got another stellar addition to each DJ’s catalog. Four Tet strips “Opus” down to a steady, skittering pulse, minimizing Prydz’s synthesized orchestra into background alarm-like wails. Halfway through, he slows it down only to spiral it tantalizingly back up for a good third of the song’s length, and the anticipation is almost better than the release. Listen here.