slowthai – feel away (feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)

Artist: slowthai

Track: feel away (feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)

Release: Single

Label: Method Records

Location: Northampton, England

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Mount Kimbie – Four Years and One Day

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Mount Kimbie – Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule)

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Mount Kimbie – Bells_5


The esteemable Mount Kimbie streamed unheard track “Bells_5” on their NTS Radio show last night and have got us on a bit of a vibe with it. The synth strings-washed track is a 3:14 run through varying shifts of layered rhythm and well-conceived grooves that didn’t quite make the duo’s last LP. Listen below.

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Mount Kimbie – Took Your Time (Feat. King Krule)

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Mount Kimbie + King Krule = ?. Of course, “Took Your Time” is very very good. The only real negative here is that there’s only 5 minutes 16 of the track. The languid cymbal tap-driven electric organ-grind of Kimbie’s instrumental fits Zoo Kid’s guttermouth rapsinging to a T. We are very much into it.

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Rating 8.3


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Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray

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Welcome back, Mount Kimbie. The much lauded U.K. duo announced today the release date of their debut LP via Warp Records which will be May 27th. To ease that Mount Kimbie need until then, MK have let loose the studio version of the LP’s excellent lead single, “Made To Stray”.

Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray

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Rating 8.2


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Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off (Star Slinger Refix)


Our dude Star Slinger let this sharp little mix off over the Christmas holiday, a re-do of a Mount Kimbie track from 2010. Slinger pitches up the vocals, throws down the roll of the rhythm track, and wraps it up neatly into a nice synced up instrumental. We like it.

Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off (Star Slinger Refix)

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Rating 8.5


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SXSW Wednesday Afternoon Wrap 03/16/11: Foster the People, Local Natives DJ Set, Mount Kimbie


The All Saints Spitalfields / I AM SOUND 2011 Day Party at Shangri-La on Wednesday was excellent, a definite contender for best day party/showcase at SXSW thus far.

Following a set from Friendly Fires, which I sadly missed, LA’s latest talk of the town Foster The People took to the stage.. or backyard tent. Fresh off the heels off of what’s likely to be LA’s best residency showing yet in 2011, this young multi-instrumentalist and multi-tasking collective proved not an ounce short of all the hype they’ve been showered with at this their first SXSW appearance. With only their Foster the People EP available to fans right now, and their single “Pumped Up Kicks” spreading like a wild fire in the blogosphere, the band proved to also be a live force to be reckoned with. Foster the People’s performance reminded me of early MGMT shows and records; the grooves, the dance party vibes. The band’s songs seemed to translate better in a live setting vs. on record, with Mark Foster’s lead vocals especially on point. How could we not love “Pumped Up Kicks” next level chorus hooks… it’s sound immediately familar (like all good pop songs) but yet unique to the band (like all great pop songs). Set highlight “Houdini”, sounded great and has equal hit potential. The best news is that every track the band played, be it even new or forthcoming material, held up without dull moment. Foster the People’s live show is definitely one to check on. It’s happy, it’s uptempo, it’s energy, it’s happening. Into it.

Foster the People – Houdini


Between the Foster set and the prep from Mount Kimbie, Local Natives set up shop inside the club for a special DJ set. They spun Mark Ronson. We sipped the free Sailor Jerry Rum. The party was flying high.

Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares (bretonLABS Remix)


b3sci favorites Mount Kimbie took the backyard tent next with equipment poised on a… picnic bench! Kimbie were solid as expected. We caught their LA debut back in October which at the time came in tow with some sick visuals to back up the duo’s innovative brand of multi-instrumental experimental electro. As a sign of any great artist, strip that all down and the guys still kill it. Relying on great instincts with samples and overall live musical manipulation, the act’s brief but great set was a fitting auditory illustration of Kimbie’s sound. A sound palpable enough to more casual electro fans but challenging enough to keep interested the most serious fans of the genre.

Mount Kimbie – Carbonated

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Mount Kimbie Live @ the Downtown Independent, Los Angeles 9/26/10


The UK duo, Mount Kimbie, made their Los Angeles debut Sunday night at the Downtown Independent, an indie film theater which doubles quite nicely as a concert venue. After a chill on the venues rooftop patio, began the evening’s run of five plus hours of electro, experimental, urban, dub, and pop inspired acts. Classic mob’esque and big band sample-saavy MC’s, 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers, got things started sporting gun holstered costumes and some notable ‘Dharma Initiative’ references. Other support worth mentioning includes Sahy Uhns, Strangeloop, and Shlohmo; all who gave inspired performances.

Mount Kimbie hit the stage near midnight for their self-proclaimed first ever gig in LA. Experiencing first hand Mount Kimbie’s manipulation of electronic and live-instrumental (guitar, drum/symbol, and vox) sound layers offered an exciting glimpse at this duo’s potential, and that of a growing niche of electronic acts. What sets Kimbie’s compositions apart is the group’s ability to take the sonics apart, stretch them, ply them, break each of the sounds they produce into their simplest nuances. Less visually focused than any of the acts earlier that night, their songs and brilliant transitions lead to an inspiring set from an aspiring young group.

While the duo seemed concerned about some minor monitor issues, the sound was rather good and the crowd was no doubt pleased, and familiar, with the set consisting mostly of material from Mount Kimbie’s Maybes and Sketch on Glass EPs and their most recent LP Crooks & Lovers. The second to last track of the set, and released single, “Field” became the clear standout song of the night. A faint electronic texture looped with crescendo as a simple electric guitar lick sneaked in to build an hypnotic atmosphere.. when suddenly gears shifted, and another world of composition began. A basic progression of loud, driven guitar chords played out until electronics entered to bring the song back to a level reality; showcasing an ideal sound marriage of innovative electronic music and straight forward rock and roll. Other highlights of the set included their performance of the track “Would Know”, some interesting improv on eastern world melodies, as well as a next level-type manipulation of a “don’t go and tell my baby” vocal line.

In conclusion, Mount Kimbie’s first show in LA seemed to be, by their account a gracious one. Fans with open minds found their solace. The night served as yet just another shimmering example of music evolution across the pond. A duo with much more to them than any niche they fall into, Mount Kimbie prove, in their own way, that simple ideas can still lead to musical innovation.





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Freddie Joachim – Transistors / Mount Kimbie – Would Know / Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was For Wasting


more awesome music from freddie joachim. freddie’s “midway” LP (its dope as hell) just dropped a few days ago. get familiar here.

[Download] Freddie Joachim – Transistors


“would know” is off mount kimbie’s debut album, ‘crooks & lovers’ out now on hotflush recordings. the kimbie clan will be in the states for a short tour in september!

[Download] Mount Kimbie – Would Know

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check out “if time was for wasting” new from louisiana singer-songwriter dylan leblanc

[Download] Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was for Wasting

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Autolux – Transit Transit / Mount Kimbie – Fields / 22-20s – Latest Heartbreak / Stars – He Dreams..


“Transit Transit” is the lead and title track previewed here from the forthcoming sophomore Autolux LP expected August 3rd. track is subtle in all the right ways. you can also get a free download of their track “Supertoys” recorded for Nigel Godrich’s “From the Basement” TV series at their website.

Autolux – Transit Transit
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“Fields” starts, then keeps starting, and then goes… well not where you expect, but we can assure it isn’t disappointing. chillax to this gem from UK duo Mount Kimbie. Crooks and Lovers drops July 15th via Hotflush Records.

Mount Kimbie – Fields
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22-20’s drop a killer track with “Latest Hearbreak” from shake/shiver/moan. we love it! stream the entire album here. shouts to rave’s raves on the heads up..

22-20’s – Latest Heartbreak
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“He Dreams He’s Awake” is a fave from Stars new 5 Ghosts LP.

He Dreams He’s Awake
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Curtiss King – Ren and Stimpy (Ft. Pheo & Ramone Jones) / Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)

a KILLA cut from Curtiss King off the Snick @ Nite mixtape. gotta give love to any dude that can pay homage to one of the best shows and theme songs ever created with this kinda class! LOVELUVLOVE it!!

Curtiss King – Ren and Stimpy (Feat. Pheo and Ramone Jones)
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fresh off recent collabs with Bonobo and Flying Lotus, soulstress on the rise, Andreya Triana‘s new single “A Town Called Obsolete” gets a tasteful touch from UK duo Mount Kimbie. single drops official July 27th via Ninja Tune… GET IT!

Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix) – soundcloud
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rating: 9.4

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