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.
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:
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:
I've been getting asked for ages where you can buy Four Tet t-shirts online so we've finally got a website set up for this. It's very rare that I have t-shirts with me for sale at shows so this is the best place to get hold of them.
I'm going to be doing a show in an Oxfam shop in London on the 30th September as part of the Oxjam series of events. I can't believe I've been asked to play in an Oxfam shop and a gig that small should be mad fun. There are limited tickets available for this at £25 each which is a lot more than it usually costs to see me play but all the money made at these events is going to Oxfam, so it's all good really. Here are links with more information about tickets etc: