Mount Kimbie -Blind Night Errand-CNL002 (preview)


CNL002 – Mount Kimbie
Release date: 29 Nov
01. Blind Night Errand
02. Before I Move Off [digital only]
03. William (Dayglo Mix)
04. Maybes (Live at Berghain)

After the release of their widely received and critically acclaimed debut album ‘Crooks and Lovers’, Mount Kimbie – made up of friends Dominic Maker and Kai Campos – have announced their next EP. Including ‘Blind Night Errand’ and ‘Before I Move Off’ from the LP, the 12” is due for release in November through Scuba’s Hot Flush Recordings.The EP also includes an alternate ‘dayglo’ version of ‘William’ remixed by Mount Kimbie themselves, alongside a live recording of ‘Maybes’ taken from a recent set at the infamous Berghain club in Berlin. ‘William’ and ‘Maybes’ both originally featured on their stunning debut ‘Maybes’ EP.

 Mount Kimbie tend to be regarded as part of the ‘post-dubstep’ scene, although ‘Crooks & Lovers’ doesn’t always reflect this. Listening to ‘Blind Night Errand’, you can understand how they’ve evolved from the dubstep clubbing scene; the song is respondent with understated dubby pulses and ambient vocals. ‘Before I Move Off ’ is more delicate however, with experimental percussion and haunting, compelling melodies.
Having previously released a series of EPs and remixed the likes of The XX and Foals, ‘Crooks and Lovers’ has defined Mount Kimbie as an original and exceptional act, an act whose music can’t be tethered to just one genre. Abundant in paradoxes, the album floats through dubstep and hip-hop, jazz, techno, post-rock, UK garage and film scores to startling effect.

 With stellar performances at Field Day, Bestival and clubs & festivals across Europe this year, also supporting Caribou and the XX, Mount Kimbie have just returned for their first US tour and continue to go from strength to strength.

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