Earlier yesterday, Kieren Hebden, whose Four Tet project has earned him a top spot in the world of experimental dance music, tweeted that his remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” had leaked before he intended to release it.
The incident is yet another in a series that have become tragically common place in today’s music market. An artist makes or remixes a track, sends it to a few trusted sources for critique, and someone in one of those sources’ spheres magically gets a hold of it and unleashes the work into the digital realm.
After listening to both mixes, the official remix definitely has a clearer and fuller sound. Check it out on Four Tet’s Soundcloud:
Watch the official video for “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z: