“The last three years of these have been such a vibe that I decided to make it two nights this year.”
Four Tet announced the return of his all-night Brixton Academy shows today, with a change sure to please fans. Unlike the previous years, the producer will throw two parties back-to-back on October 14 and October 15 with different lineups each night.
Four Tet spoke about the importance of the venue to him and the inspiration for the events in a Facebook post announcing the shows. Despite the electronic focus of his work (and the night’s lineups), the inspiration came from seeing shows by Fugazi and Rage Against The Machine (playing a benefit for the Anti-Nazi League) at a young age.
“It is tragic and disturbing that racist ideas and attitudes seem to have such a presence and platform around us at the moment,” he said. “So I think we should use these all night raves to celebrate and embrace the unity, love and solidarity events like this can bring us when we are faced with such intolerance and hate in the world.”
He also addressed his frustration with scalpers and said that while some is inevitable (the venue has control over a percentage of the tickets) he’s doing everything he can to minimize the issue.
Tickets go on sale 9am September 2 through Dice and Ticketweb.