Four Tet played a semi-legendary and wonderfully chaotic double-show at the venue Dattera til Hagen during Øya festival in 2010. Now, he’s back in Oslo for a DJ set at Blå, and to have a talk arranged by Red Bull Music Academy and by:Larm.Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden has distinguished himself as one of the last decade’s best and most exciting electronica artists. His merits include; four stunning solo albums at Domino, the post-rock band Fridge, collaborations with the late jazz legend Steve Reid as well as with people like Burial and Thom Yorke, and remixes of everything from Radiohead to Lindstrøm.
It is a great pleasure to welcome the legendary DJ Harvey back to Oslo! This time he’s here both to talk (about Red Bull Academy) and to play (DJ at Blå together with Prins Thomas) NB: The lecture is free and open to everybody.For the uninitiated; Harvey is one of the DJ culture’s elder statesmen. After spending his teens as a graffiti artist in Cambridge, his attention turned to the other mainstay in hip hop: DJing. His knack for finding obscure, yet danceable tunes was unsurpassed – something he has truly perfected over the years. He was one of the first Europeans to bring garage, disco and house across from the U.S. to Europe, and introduced Great Britain to people like Francois K and Kenny Carpenter. After a residency at Ministry of Sound in London, he started releasing obscure disco himself through the small, now near legendary label Black Cock. He is also behind the band Map of Africa together with Rub-n-Tugs / Thomas Bullock. Few album releases have stirred up more positive response internationally, and we can only hope that we will hear more from this duo. Harvey is a sought after producer and re-mixer, and has done remixes of artists like The Police, Cornershop, LCD Soundsystem and, just recently, House of House’s fabulous “Rushing to Paradise”. He also hosts the monthly club Harveysarcasticdisco in San Francisco.