Producers earliest work free to download
Adam Tait

15:41 15th January 2013

Last year Kieran Hebden released one of the best but most unnoticed albums of intricate dance music in the form of Pink.

Now the London-born producer, better known by his stage name Four Tet, has offered up an album of rarities from his earliest days producing music.

The compilation, titled 0181 (named after one of the old London telephone area codes), is also avaialble for free download from Four Tet's soundcloud.

The 40-minute mix draws together tracks Hebden made between 1997 and 2001, and demonstrate how cohesive his sound was even by that early stage.

Last year's Pink was Four Tet's sixth full-length release and was essentially a singles compilation with six of it's eight tracks having already been released as singles.

The new compilation shows a stark contrast with his most recent releases, which are heavily influenced by the resurgance in house music.

Four Tet's earlier releases saw him combine aspects hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, grime and folk music.

Hebden has previously collaborated with Thom Yorke and Burial.

Listen to the new compilation below and download it for free.

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