Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray [download free next 7 days]
‘Shadows turn to grey
A slave today
He cowered beyond reckless tracks of impulse
Made to stray around rough coasts
When grace is close to home’
First track released off the new Mount Kimbie album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, whichdrops May 27th on Warp Records. So excited for the sophomore album by my favorite experimental beat artisans, Dom and Kai. Can’t wait to see what they have done since the heady, blissful, and ethereal Crooks and Lovers.
Mount Kimbie - Before I Move Off (Live from the Daytrotter Session) [download]
A must have for all big fans of the eccentric and experimental UK duo Mount Kimbie. This version of “Before I Move Off” is one of my favorites, I absolutely love how they tweak the song live compared to the album version. I can still remember feeling ecstatic at Coachella ‘11 when the bass thundered throughout the Oasis dome. This stuff is heaven for my ears. If you haven’t seen them live, I highly recommend you see them when they are in town. If they aren’t in your area, at least listen to their Live at Deaf Institute, Manchester set.
Mount Kimbie - Field (Daytrotter Session Live at SXSW) [download]
This version of “Field” by Mount Kimbie from SXSW is my second favorite, behind the one they played for Red Bull Music Academy. The difference between this heady, experimental track and the one from their album is the heady dark intro and the explosion of bass at [3:54]. I cannot say enough good things about the Canadian duo live. I saw them at Coachella 2011 and they were without a doubt the best act I saw the entire weekend. And… they’re coming to SF in November! If you haven’t seen these guys before, this is a strong recommendation to catch them when they’re in your hood. limzen certified.
North American Tour - * with Squarepusher
10.27 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA* (Tickets)
10.29 - Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD* (Tickets)
10.31 - Royale - Boston, MA* (Tickets)
11.1 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY* (Tickets)
11.2 - Danforth - Toronto, ON* (Tickets)
11.3 - Metro - Chicago, IL* (Tickets)
11.8 - Los Globos - LA, CA (Tickets)
11.9 - 103 Harriet - San Fran, CA (Tickets)
11.10 - TBA - Seattle, WA (Tickets)
Shlohmo - Wen Uuu [download]
Los Angeles based producer Shlohmo drops some absolute fire with his latest Vacations EP. This is some high quality glitch / post dubstep / whatever you choose to call it. Sounds very similar to Mount Kimbie, or Koreless. “Wen Uuu” is a really chill track, and it almost sounds like its raining or something with the beats. Drop this mellow track on a rainy day.
The XX - Night Time (Synkro Remix) [download]
UK based producer Synkro provides us with a very chilled out, dubsteppy version of The XX’s “Night Time.” Definitely a very mellow piece. I first listened to Synkro from his RA podcast, which I highly recommend. He reminds me a lot of Mount Kimbie and Koreless, with slight variations in style. Chill.
Mount Kimbie - Before I Move Off [download]
“Before I Move Off” is the song that got me into Mount Kimbie. I can’t quite say enough good things about the song; the guitar, the percussion, and the really sweet electronic noise all intermingle absolutely perfectly. This song gets a 10/10 in my book. The first time I heard it I knew that I was instantly in love with the sound.
Hearing it live was absolutely mind blowing! If you’re into this sort of music, I highly recommend getting their album, Crooks and Lovers. If I get enough love on this post I may just post it up in the coming days.
Mount Kimbie - Live at Deaf Institute Manchester 29.1.2010 [download]
Mount Kimbie is among my top three favorite new artists of 2011. Their sound is so unique and clean, and the British electronic duo have been making waves in the world of electronica. They were hands down my favorite act at Coachella, and this speaks volumes as I saw a myriad of amazing artists.
This live set at the Deaf Institute of Manchester (it isn’t really a institute for the deaf/hard of hearing I found out, its the name of a Cafe and Music Hall…) is for those who have listened to Mount Kimbie before. It is very experimental, super heady, and a very cool and thoughtful set. If you haven’t heard of Mount Kimbie before, I would recommend listening to something like “Before I Move Off” or “50 Mile View” first so you get a better picture of what these dudes are all about.
Mount Kimbie is makes tremendous use of space; their sound is very atmospheric and they create soundscapes that can take you to a different dimension.
I’ve talked a lot about them, so go listen to this set now (and only if you’re into more alternative electronic. This is not for the trance/house/mainstream dubstep lovers. Takes a different type of appreciation to enjoy it)
Ben Butler & Mousepad “Mag Mag (Shigeto Remix)” [download]
an intro to Shigeto
Who: Shigeto. Japanese guy named Zach Saginaw, based out of Brooklyn, NY.
What: clean bass-driven music.
When/Where: Friday, October 7th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood
Why: Go to the show because his music is freaking awesome. So clean, crisp, and fresh. Those would be the adjectives that I would describe his music. And its pretty cool because there is some Asian flair about his tracks that reflects his heritage. Hhe is spinning with Star Slinger who will provide us with some heady beats. The show is only $12! Do it. (*bonus points for the pretty sweet XLR8R picture of Shigeto above)
Sounds like: Mount Kimbie, Nosaj Thing, Flying Lotus
stay tuned for a preview of Shigeto’s album and podcast…
do yourself a favor. if this next song does not blow your mind with its clean, bone-shattering bass [esp. at 1:38 and on]…get yourself new headphones and/or speakers (and maybe even a new subwoofer too.) cheers.
Mount Kimbie - 50 Mile View