Kieran Hebden of Four Tet is back to toy with our comfort zone and stale expectations of dance hall jams. His new track, Kool FM, (debuted by BBC Radio 1’s DJ Zane Lowe) might throw you off at first. “How do I dance to this?” you might wonder. But don’t worry, that feeling will only last a second.
The track opens with the line “Welcome to the future of music,” giving us a hint of what we can expect from Four Tet’s forthcoming album Beautiful Rewind, which Hebden announced earlier this week with no official release date. See-saw synths and thumping bass lines spiral into full collision resulting in a combustible controlled chaos. You can stream Lowe’s show here and catch “Kool FM” around the 46:50 mark.