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Four Tet & Jon Hopkins tour dates & a new MF DOOM album

by Andrew Frisicano

Four Tet

Four Tet (aka electronic musician Kieran Hebden) has announced six dates in US and Canada, including a NYC performance (UPDATE: DJ SET) at The American Museum of Natural History’s monthly One Step Beyond party on Friday March 13 (tix here). The gig, with Jon Hopkins and Mapei, is the first time Hebden will play a NYC “Four Tet” set (UPDATE: DJ SET) since canceling his June 2008 Studio B show.

In 2008, Hebden paired up with drummer Steve Reid to release the collaborative record NYC. Appropriately, the duo visited New York in December and July.

Opening for Four Tet at the AMNH (and two other shows) will be Domino signee Jon Hopkins, a British “composer, pianist and self-taught studio wizard,” who is releasing his third record, Insides, on May 5 – free single “Wire” is up at Domino Records. Hopkins also plays Pianos on 3/14.

MF DOOMYou may know Four Tet’s Madvillainy remixes – released by Stones Throw and as part of the Domino released Four Tet Remixes 2xCD – well, Hebden and other remixers should have new source material soon, as Lex Records reports that it will release (MF) DOOM‘s new CD, Born Like This, on March 24, 2009. We reported last Fall that DOOM might be preparing his MM..FOOD follow-up for an unexpected release. The new disc is currently available for pre-order, and tracks “That’s That” and “Ballskin” are now streaming on DOOM’s Myspace.

All tour dates, “Rhinestone Cowboy” Four Tet remix video, and Born Like This track list below…

Madvillain – “Rhinestone Cowboy” (MF Doom & Four Tet Remix)

Four Tet

Four Tet – 2009 Tour Dates
03/13/2009 American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY *
03/20/2009 Echo, Los Angeles, CA *
03/21/2009 Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA *
03/26/2009 Holocene, Portland, OR
04/17/2009 Sonotheque, Chicago, IL
04/23/2009 Wrongbar, Toronto, ON

* with Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins – 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 13 – MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY with FOUR TET New York
Mar 14 – PIANOS with WE HAVE BAND New York
Mar 17 – THE ANNEX New York
Mar 20 – ECHO with FOUR TET Los Angeles
Mar 21 – MEZZANINE with FOUR TET San Francisco, California
Apr 8 – DOMINO FESTIVAL, BRUSSELS Brussels
Apr 10 – AKROPOLIS PALACE, PRAGUE Prague
Apr 18 – QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON with PLAID London

DOOM – Born Like This track list
1. SUPERVILLAIN INTRO
2. GAZZILLION EAR
3. BALLSKIN
4. YESSIR!
5. ABSOLUTELY
6. RAP AMBUSH
7. LIGHTWORKS
8. BATTY BOYZ
9. ANGELZ
10. CELLZ
11. STILL DOPE
12. MICROWAVE MAYO
13. MORE RHYMIN’
14. THAT’S THAT
15. SUPERVILLAINZ
16. BUMPY’S MESSAGE
17. THANK YAH

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