Four Tet has donated a vinyl copy of his unreleased album ‘⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ’ to Resident Advisor’s charity raffle.
Despite a few test pressings being sent to fans, the album, which was created in 2021, never received an official release. The proceeds from the raffle will be donated to War Child, which aids children living under global conflict.
Last weekend, Resident Advisor and War Child’s music industry-oriented fundraising platform, the Right to Dance, hosted an in person charity record shop in Hackney Wick, with various artists contributing records to be sold. Audio-Technica turntables and gear were also put up for grabs in the raffle.
Four Tet has had a big 2023, frequently collaborating live with fellow producers Skrillex and Fred Again.. The three have played numerous high profile gigs – including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden and the closing set at Coachella, in which they played to a 100,000-strong crowd. They also played three intimate gigs at London’s Electric Ballroom, Electric Brixton and Troxy in January.
However, a few months ago he contested the idea that he is “finally getting the success he deserves”.
“That concept was coming at me after Coachella – ‘He’s finally getting the success he deserves’ – but it didn’t really feel like that,” he said to The Guardian.
“I did Coachella and the next gig was a three-and-a-half-hour set at my daughter’s 13th birthday party to 20 teenage girls, who I felt looked at me deeply unimpressed the whole time.”
He continued, saying that even despite playing these huge shows, he finds it hard to believe that he will be able to play to such vast crowds going forward.
“I was about to say I don’t know if I’ll ever do anything like Coachella again,” he added. “But me and Sonny [Moore, AKA Skrillex] are headlining Hard Summer in LA for 75,000 people.”