Steve Reid Foundation

Posted 17/03/11


 Gilles Peterson has set up The Steve Reid Foundation!!!  This is a wonderful thing... please give your support.  Here's the press release he's issued about it:


The Steve Reid Foundation has been set up by DJ Gilles Peterson in memory of the drummer Steve Reid, who died in 2010. The aims of the foundation are to fundraise on behalf of struggling musicians in need of help and support.

Steve Reid was an amazing drummer with a long and illustrious history that stretched from working with James Brown, Miles Davis and Fela Kuti through to his own Steve Reid Trio and more recently working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). He died from throat cancer in the US in April 2010 without the money for treatment that could have saved his life.

As Gilles says: “this is something that is very close to me and that I feel strongly about, and wanted to set up something as a lasting legacy to help others in similar situations. To this end, I am running the London Marathon on April 17th on behalf of the Steve Reid Foundation.”

The Steve Reid Foundation is applying for charitable status and in the meantime will work closely with the Musicians Benevolent Fund to aid the plight of struggling musicians, especially those with long-term and life threatening health problems. A career as a musician may sometimes seem glamorous but more often it is a struggle and health related issues can often be the final straw.

A variety of other fundraising activities are planned, but in the meantime all the monies raised by Gilles running in the marathon will go directly to the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

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Posted 01/03/11

12" vinyl in the shops soon:

Four Tet - Pinnacles

Pinnacles by Four Tet

Daphni - Ye Ye

Daphni - Ye Ye by Caribouband

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards

Posted 03/01/11

Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid Film

Posted 21/12/10

2010 has generally been a fantastic year, but looking back it’s the sad loss of my great friend and musical collaborator Steve Reid back in April that is one of the main things that comes into my mind.  As a tribute and also so that he can be remembered I wanted to get some more of his story out there by arranging with the people at Domino Records to have this unreleased film from 2006 about the making of our album Tongues released online.  The film shows footage from the studio sessions for the album but also includes live footage from the touring we did that year as well as interviews with people we worked with such as Gilles Peterson and Nigel Godrich.  As you’ll see in the film Steve was an amazing human… an incredible spirit and a powerful and soulful musician.

Australia and New Zealand Tour

Posted 09/11/10

I am happy to announce a tour in New Zealand and Australia for February 2011.  This is going to be a co-headline tour with Caribou that will also include a few festival shows.  The dates are:

Feb 12th: Auckland, Splore Festival
Feb 15th: Brisbane, Zoo
Feb 16th: Melbourne, Hi-Fi
Feb 17th: Sydney, Metro
Feb 18th: Sydney, Playground Festival
Feb 19th: Perth, Perth International Arts Festival

RocketNumberNine single released

Posted 03/10/10

The Rocketnumbernine single "Matthew and Toby" is now in the shops on 12" and download.  Matthew and Toby on the A side and the Four Tet remix on the B side.  The remix was the first track in the FACT mix that I did recently.  There are only 450 copies of the 12" out there.  Here are links to some shops selling this:


RocketNumberNine Gilles Peterson session

Posted 22/09/10

RocketNumberNine did an amazing session for Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 show this week.  Three live tracks and an interview and they play the remix I did for them.  You can listen here for the next week:


Posted 13/09/10

I'm trying out Twitter.  People seem keen to find out about stuff I'm doing this way so I thought I'd give it a go.  You can check it out here:

Jon Hopkins Remix Video

Posted 13/09/10

Jon Hopkins has had a video made for the remix I did of his track Vessel.  Here it is for you to check out:

Plastic People!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 06/09/10

I'm starting my residency at Plastic People in London again this weekend on Saturday 11th September.  I'll be there for the rest of the year on the second Saturday of the month.  Just me all night playing 5 to 6 hour sets.  The club was suffering from some trouble with councils and licenses and stuff earlier this year but everything is up and running again.  It's pretty much my favourite club to play at in the world and my residency there last year was where I tried out all the material from my recent album before it was released. 

I've done this new DJ mix to celebrate.  It's here through my Soundcloud page and you can download it from FACT magazine:

Return to Plastic People (September 2010) AKA FACT mix 182 by Four Tet

See you on Saturday.

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