You’ve probably had that moment when you’re at a show having a great time, and you start to think to yourself “How in the hell do they do that?” Well, you’re in luck, as electronic music guru Four Tet took some time out from making hypnotizing beats to sit down with onlookers at the Red Bull Music Academy to explain exactly how he builds his sets, and the secrets that make them so brilliant.
Using Ableton, a Monome 256, and tons of samples that he keeps on constant loops, the clip finds Kieran Hebden going into professor-mode and talking about how he crafts those lucid sounds that seem to build up for ages. He builds the tension so well that he has total control. “Then the real kick is going to come,” he explains to the small crowd. Check out the video below to find out exactly how he does it below.