Four Tet Rome Fortune One Time For

Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) takes a breather from some brilliant late-career rave reinventions — covering bassbin terror, deep house tribalism, and UK garage nostalgia — to produce his own late-night comedown record. “One Time For” finds Hebden in a collaborative spirit once again, sharing space with Southern rapper Rome Fortune for a simple track that’s more “why not” than “WTF.”

Aspirational yet reflective, bittersweet and muscular, I’d be inclined to call it “The Plan” for the clued-in hipster clique if the lines weren’t so goddamned blurry these days (I’m over you, Irony!). Hebden patches in unhurried drum rolls beneath the type of sawtooth swells that wouldn’t sound out of place on an early Four Tet record, while our boy Rome recounts some regrettable run-ins with those reliably pesky haters.

It’s endearing and entirely unconfrontational, not unlike that good friend who brought you to the club tonight and consoled you on the drive home after that bad bitch told you to get lost… Stream “One Time For” here.


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