New Album release
Kai Campos and Dominic Maker of UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie like making up their own rules– even if that happens by accident. The pair’s 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers was specifically borne from UK bass culture and released on Hotflush— a label that continues to rewrite the parameters of the genre– but there was nothing hard-hitting or particularly dancey about the album. Instead, it explored small textures, meticulously cut-up samples, and clicking rhythms, carrying a constant soft hum along with its homemade melancholy.
And while many bass-leaning producers release material at a constant pace, Mount Kimbie have remained awfully quiet over the past two years, touring at a semi-constant clip but releasing little more than a few remixes since. While taking a break from studio work a few weeks ago, Campos explained that the pair had a difficult time working on new material while on the road, a form of procrastination that it sounds like he might regret at this point: “This was the longest I’ve gone without making new music since I was 15– making music became my job, and then I had no time to do it.” Full story here