Kieran Hebden’s own Text Records is about to release a much anticipated piece of music in collaboration with the late Steve Reid. The track in question is a rework of Derrick May’s seminal “Strings of Life”, released in 1987 (!) under his Rhythim is Rhythim moniker. Hebden and Reid performed their cover version almost 20 years later at the 2006 Green Man Festival.
A limited 12-inch will be “available soon” with hand-printed sleeves designed by Marta Dos Santos, and once again all proceeds will go to the Steve Reid Foundation.
Many will associate Lions of Judah with Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide, as it opened the show week after week for a period of time. So it’s maybe no surprise his own Brownswood imprint releases a new version as tribute to Steve Reid, the American drummer who passed away last year.
The new version was recorded by emanative and comes with a Four Tet re-edit on the flip. As you might know, Kieran Hebden had a special relationship with Steve Reid himself, the two recorded several albums together between 2006 and 2008, a live recording was released only recently.
Lions of Judah will be out on 12-inch on December 12th and you can pre-order your copy starting today. The release will be accompanied by a charity event in London two days after, keep your eyes open for details.
January 3, 2012 As mentioned on Twitter yesterday, the liner notes for the release are now online
As you know, this year saw the death of American jazz drummer Steve Reid. Together with Kieran Hebden he has recorded an album called Tongues. This short documentary is about the making of that very album.
I guess this is a good occasion to remind you of Four Tet’s tribute to Steve Reid.
There were quite a lot of mixtapes this week worth mentioning, so rather than waiting for Monday I’m posting them just in time for the weekend.
Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet has joined Gilles Peterson to record a special podcast in honor of Steve Reid, who passed away recently. Kieran and Steve recorded several albums together, so there are some anecdotes to tell and of course lots of music from Steve.
Another mix full of classics comes from my fellow countryman DJ Nuts, who plays a selection of music from the legendary Arthur Verocai. Take this as a reminder to cop Mochilla’s Timeless DVD box-set.
The latest Resident Advisor podcast features a mix from Dutch dubstep producer Dave Huismans, better known as 2562 or A Made Up Sound.
From the same sonic territories comes Ikonika‘s mix recorded at Hoya Hoya‘s second anniversary.
London’s Warm Music presents another mix from I:Cube (Versatile), as usual you can get it from the SoundCloud page.
And lastly, you should check out the latest Hep Cat Radio show which has a mix from Mweslee.