Four Tet Drops New Remix of Jamie xx and Romy Collaboration ‘Seesaw’ [LISTEN]
Four Tet has dropped a new remix, dubbed the "club version" of "Seesaw," his collaboration with Jamie xx and Romy. The original version appeared on Jamie xx's debut solo album In Colour.
The London-based producer, born Kieran Hebden, explained on Twitter: "This is another version I did last year to DJ with ... different drums and mix and arrangement," Pitchfork reports.
Jamie and I made seesaw in 2013. This is another version I did last year to DJ with... different drums and mix and arrangement.
— Four Tet (@FourTet) February 3, 2016
The remix of "Seesaw" places greater emphasis on the synths and adds a club-ready bassline. While rearranging the track's production to make the it hit harder --and presumably mix into the producer's DJ sets more fluidly -- he manages to keep Romy's dreamy vocals at the center of the song.
The remix premiered on Annie Mac's radio show on BBC Radio 1, but you can listen to it below:
As Thump points out, different versions of "Seesaw" have been floating around since Jamie xx and Four Tet rolled out the track on an Australian radio station in February 2014. The track was not formally released until it appeared on In Colour.
The remix follows Hebden's release of two collaborative tracks: "Mothers," the eight-minute shuffling house track created alongside Australian producer Designer and "Disparate," the six-minute tribal-influenced track co-produced by U.K. bass artist Champion.
Additionally, Hebden's collaboration with Katy B and Floating Points on "Calm Down" is featured on Katy B's album, due out in April. Considering Hebden's penchant for remixing collaborations that feature his production work, Four Tet fans can likely expect some new takes on "Calm Down" in the coming months.
Four Tet and Jamie xx have a number of individual tour dates coming up, including several international festival stops. Additionally, both artists are playing a show together at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado this June alongside Chromeo, followed by headlining sets at Governors Ball Festival in New York.