Mount Kimbie Share A Double A-Side Single: New Songs!

Mount Kimbie today announce their double album, comprised of individual albums by its two members – Dom Maker and Kai CamposMK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning, out 4 November via Warp Records on limited edition clear vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Alongside the announcement, the duo have shared a double A-side single which features, ‘f1 racer (feat. Kučka)’ produced by Dom Maker, and ‘Zone 1 (24 Hours),’ produced by Kai Campos. Watch the new video to ‘f1 racer’ directed by Duncan Loudon.

MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning shows how Dom Maker and Kai Campos have grown over the past decade, and demonstrates the two sides of Mount Kimbie’s aesthetic coin – each side produced entirely by either member. Dom’s side, Die Cuts, is colourful and melody-led, thriving on the spark of collaboration; Kai’s, City Planning, is tactile and unpredictable, the product of a deeply personal aesthetic voyage. The two sides complement each other through their contrasts. But in other ways they’re not so different. Both artists present a unique vision which stands apart from their peers; neither side could have been made by anyone but Mount Kimbie.

Die Cuts, produced by Dom, was inspired by his move to LA half a decade ago, around the same time as the band’s old friend and collaborator James Blake. The pair began doing production sessions with a series of increasingly big names from the world of rap and hip-hop, including Jay-Z, Travis Scott, ASAP Rocky, SZA, and Rosalia, among many others. Dom’s collaborative work is going from strength to strength, hitting a recent high with his and James’ headturning work on Slowthai’s ‘Feel Away’Die Cuts is a reflection of this nascent community and Dom’s producerly vision. Skipping between hip-hop, RnB, and electronic pop, the album combines high class songcraft with a delicate leftfield touch, and showcases a cast of vocalists including longtime friends James Blake and Slowthai, alongside new collaborators Danny Brown, Reggie, Nomi, Keiyaa, Wiki, Liv.e, Kučka and Choker.

Kai’s side began after the duo’s finest record yet, 2017’s Love What Survives, led to a period of extensive touring. Back home, he was hungry for a change of pace. He found it in DJing, which offered a new kind of performance – unplannable, unpredictable, and thrilling. He has since become a seasoned DJ, clocking in at the finest festivals (Field Day, Dekmantel, Melt) and clubs (Printworks, Fabric, Sub Club, Concrete) and recording numerous mixes, including a slick DJ-Kicks mix in 2018. Following this, he embarked on a project of “intense listening and thinking about listening,” immersing himself in new sounds and music-making approaches.  The outcome of this creative journey is City Planning. Wild, warped and loopy, the album twists avant-garde signifiers from on and off the dancefloor into a deft and refined statement. Its sleek beats and stuttering arpeggios are caked with scuzz and personality, making for an album that’s warm and inviting even at its most confrontational.

They also share the news that for the first time ever, acclaimed photographers/directors and longtime collaborators, Tyrone Lebon & Frank Lebon are working together with Mount Kimbie alongside legendary US visual artist and sculptor Tom Shannon to create a multi-format creative campaign.





Die Cuts

  1. dvd (feat. choker)
  2. in your eyes (feat. slowthai & danny brown)
  3. f1 racer (feat. kučka)
  4. heat on, lips on
  5. end of the road (feat. reggie)
  6. somehow she’s still here (feat. james blake)
  7. kissing (feat. slowthai)
  8. say that (feat. nomi)
  9. need u tonight
  10. if and when (feat. wiki)
  11. tender hearts meet the sky (feat. keiyaa)
  12. a deities encore (feat. liv.e)

City Planning

  1. Q
  2. Quartz
  3. Transit Map (Flattened)
  4. Satellite 7
  5. Satellite 9
  6. Satellite 6 (Corrupted)
  7. Zone 3 (City Limits)
  8. Zone 2 (Last Connection)
  9. Zone 1 (24 Hours)
  10. Industry
  11. Human Voices

Mount KimbieMount Kimbie just keep evolving; they can’t do anything else. First they were young stars of the London electronic underground, turning the breakout success of a pair of EPs into a lasting album statement, 2010’s Crooks & Lovers. Later they were Warp-signed shapeshifters, changing coordinates across a pair of albums, between electronic duo and band, and between a rich constellation of influences. At each moment they could have stuck with a formula they knew worked. Instead they explored and experimented, looking for the next spark of inspiration and the freshest ideas.

13 years on, the search has brought them somewhere new. Over the past half decade the pair have taken parallel paths: Kai Campos dove deep into avant-garde club and DJ culture, while Dom Maker has been collaborating with world-renowned vocalists in the fertile LA scene. Coming back together for this exciting new chapter for the duo, they offer new insight into the two sides of their sound in an engrossing yin-and-yang exercise that infuses Mount Kimbie with a vivid new palette of sounds and influences, setting the stage for their future collaborations.

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