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Podcast 161: Mount Kimbie

Since quietly dropping a couple of EPs on Hotflush Recordings last year, UK duo Mount Kimbie has shot into the stratosphere, as its recently released debut album, Crooks and Lovers, has taken the whole post-dubstep-future-bass-whatever-it's-called continuum to a whole new audience. Perhaps it's the inclusion of field recordings and other organic sounds, or maybe it's the palpable sense of melancholy in their songs, but the youthful pair has folks practically salivating over their maiden journey to North America, which begins this Friday with a performance at Seattle's Decibel Festival. Over the course of the following week, Dominic Maker and Kai Campos will trek across the continent before heading back across the pond; a full list of tour dates is here. To celebrate their touchdown on American shores, the boys have assembled this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Much like their own music, the mix finds the guys dabbling in dancefloor sonics, but the duo never abandons its love of woozy low-end hum and experimental wanderlust—not that we'd want them to.

01 System "All"
02 xxxy "This Much" (Fortified Audio)
03 Mount Kimbie "Carbonated" (Hotflush)
04 Pangaea "Dead Living" (Hessle Audio)
05 Zomby "Test Me for a Reason" (Hyperdub)
06 Kode 9 "You Don't Wash" (Martyn Remix)
07 Dam-Funk "How It Be Between U and Me" (Stones Throw)
08 El Fog "El Cloud" (Moteer)
09 Klaus "Tusk"
10 Scuba "Hard Boiled (SCB Edit)" (Hotflush)
11 Senking "Tar"
12 Blawan "Fram" (Hessle Audio)
13 Untold "Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero Mix)" (white)
14 Klaus "Neph"
15 Unknown "Unknown"
16 James Blake "Klavierwerke" (R&S)
17 Arkist "Only If You Mean It"

37 comments Mount Kimbie

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 10:34

Why can I never download the mp3s by right-clicking? Always saves as an HTML

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 10:48

just normal click

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 11:32

Hmmm .. wonder if that unknown track could be a new snippet from Mount Kimbie? .. just a guess, it's definitely got their style.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 12:03

loving this one.... str8 chillin

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 12:03

loving this one.... str8 chillin

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 13:15

fuck this, where's the normal deep dubstep has gone?

edgell (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 14:04

its still here, but go find it elsewhere and shove it. this track listing looks truly awesome.

SCB , DAm funk, untold xxxy great fucking time coming in spicy,


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 14:05

and secondly you say that obviously in reference to mt kimbie, but when were they ever deep dubstep.?

your confused or i misunderstood.

Adam (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 14:07

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 23:04

poppin' collars

oli (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 02:48

kimbie for the win :)

Discoriggall (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 03:55

This is ace. Best mix I've heard for ages.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 06:08

Incredible artists! Their live performace is a must see! They've rocked the park in Copenhagen downtown!

Slava (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 08:08

Is Xlr8r a dubstep magazine? It looks like that following all recent podcasts. Music is a total crap.

In the US, you have tons of talented DJs/producers. But none of them are seen in that podcasts.

Who is in charge of the podcast? Some dubstep fan?

Mike E (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 08:31

I would say it was for experimental electronic music...Dubstep is a pretty useless word when it comes to describing beats now. I honestly think XLR8R releases the best podcasts, along with Electronic Explorations and Fact Mag. Peace

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 09:02

Yeah, you can't really call what they're covering dubstep anymore. It's can only really be addressed as the future of electronic music. What should they be covering? Tri Angle buzz?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 09:37

lol the reason there aren't americans on these is because there are so very few talented american producers in future electronic music compared to the uk. (i.e., kingdom & flylo)

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 11:04

they had sepalcure do a podcast just 2 weeks ago, so stop moaning about american producers not being included.

Also, hating on xclr8r becuase there is too much 'dubstep' is absurd, they are a music magazine that keep up on the precipice of new electronic music - and this is a perfect example of the new direction electronic music is taking.

(+James Blake song is deeeeep!)

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 11:53

ive tried to give Mount Kimbie a few chances.
& im just not impressed with there production.
there beats seem to lack alot.
does anybody else feel this way?
or am i just a jaded dubstep hater.. lol

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:40

dam funk ftw!!!

Slava (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 12:43

New electronic music ) Check RA's podcasts.

danito klein (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 14:04

beautiful dubstep ¡¡¡

DANNY (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 04:27

best podcast!

jules (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 05:03

amazing! best podcast i've heard in a while.

cheers fom berlin...

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 07:03

First track of the mix is taken from the upcoming System album "B" - out on Rump the 4th of October! More info: http://www.rump-recordings.dk/releases/16

Chris (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 12:55

So gooooood! Lovin everything this duo has done and this mix is fantastic! Respect from New York....

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 14:33

Yeah. Forward looking. Go over to the URB site. They're there trying to resurrect old re-treads like Jon Digweed.

dooms (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 09/27/2010 - 05:18

For the future of the beat scene, go here : http://lowendtheoryclub.com/podcast/.

schnitzsprog (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:01

slava \ americans cant make dubstep, the grime needs to be riddled through your soul -brrrrrrrrrrapppppppp!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 09/28/2010 - 13:41

yyeah keep making fun of americans , fucking morons. Sepalcure just did a podcast few weeks ago. Don't fool yourselves either we learned all about brostep from the brits. All the big names play straight up balls out bro step nowadays. so fuck off and die

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 08:19

If you have any questions just drop a tab and listen

I don't give a F*** about itunes (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 03:27

Cant download the podcast by right click save to... why is just saving the html? Never heard that not everybody is using itunes? The strange thing about that, is that it worked without problems in the past... Solution?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 10/02/2010 - 19:36

xlr8r > RA

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 10/03/2010 - 08:32

solution? just left click on it.. are you retarded or what?
If you've set the default action for mp3s to open rather save or ask - it's your own damn fault
looking fwd to see mtk at elevate!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 16:22

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 06:11

Очень круто!

sarah (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 06:46

Vote for Mount Kimbie or any of your favourite vinyl album covers of the year! Crooks & Lovers is one of the nominees for Best Art Vinyl

2010. To check out the nominations or to vote yourself, go to http://www.artvinyl.com/en/nominate/nominations.html

To find out more, check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXY3xkiYyuU

Vinyl love xxx

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