Hotflush Label's Mount Kimbie Hits the Electric Pickle April 9
But don't even think about calling Mount Kimbie dubstep. Their sound has more in common with the musique concrète of early 20th century avant-garde sampling pioneer Pierre Schaeffer than the screechy bass wobble of producer Skream.
It's no surprise then that the acclaimed UK production duo of Dom Maker and Kai Campos got picked up by the Hotflush imprint, home to a whole slew of fellow experimental broken beat exponents like Scuba, Sepalcure, and Instra:Mental.
Crooks and Lovers, Mount Kimbie's 2010 debut long-player on Hotflush, is a lush, meticulously crafted sonic kaleidoscope of woozy, organic samples, hazy field recordings, and gently syncopating beats. The album mostly makes for the kind of deep meditative home listening we haven't enjoyed since The Orb or Aphex Twin's ambient works.
A live Kimbie performance must be a different story entirely with the benefit of a proper club sound system to amplify the duo's sub-bass frequencies and thicken up the kick drums. Find out for yourself on Saturday, April 9, when the pair stop by the Electric Pickle.
Mount Kimbie. Saturday, April 9. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.
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