It’s already been one month since Brexit…which means it’s also been one month since Glastonbury. I’ve been trying ready hard to write tons of posts about it but to be honest, I’ve still got the worst post-glasto blues. However, I can’t wait any longer and will have to fight through the pain to write this post.
I’ve wanted to see Four Tet for a really, really long time. I’ve written a post about him before, which you can have a read of here. When I saw that he was playing Glastonbury (a few times as well), I made it my mission to make sure I saw him, luckily I got to see him on the Wow! stage on Friday, when he was doing his BBC Essential Mix and it was everything I could have hoped for.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I’ve heard that his live sets are absolutely ridiculous but I didn’t know the kind of stuff he played, so when he opened with Rhythm & Gash, I was instantly intrigued. The tent was overflowing with people but luckily we managed to just get in on the side, I couldn’t even really see him but that’s definitely not the point.
The whole set was fast paced, with a mix of his own stuff and some more up-tempo stuff from the likes of Boddika & Joy Orbison, Herbie Hancock and The Fantasy- the set was definitely more funky than I was expecting. About ten minutes in, he dropped his very well known club remix of Jamie xx’s SeeSaw, which had the whole crowd singing along and around half way through his set he dropped his infamous remix of Eric Prydz, which was definitely a highlight of the whole festival. He played the whole thing as well, it was a perfect build up and the whole crowd fell practically silent as the track reached its climax and the cheer sent actual shivers down my spine when it finally dropped.
Hebden’s penultimate track was an instrumental of Stormzy’s Shut Up and then he faded into Digital Mystikz’s Anti War Dub. It was definitely a mixed bunch, but one to remember and one that I will play for many, many years to come. Well done Kieran, I’m very impressed.