Release Date: Nov 4, 2022
Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, R&B, Techno, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno, Alternative R&B, Electro-Techno, Left-Field Pop, Left-Field Rap
Record label: Warp
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The Peckham duo splits to make an album in two parts: one sample-heavy R&B, the other minimal house/techno Whether it be Speakerboxx/The Love Below, The White Album or the less well-remembered SR3MM, when artistic partnerships break apart the results can be exciting, frustrating and revealing. Mount Kimbie have an illustrious past in the British electronic scene, and with MK 3. 5: Die Cuts | City Planning now evidently Dom Maker wants to make a sample-heavy rap/R&B record, while Kai Campos would prefer to explore minimal house/techno.
Mount Kimbie's curious career has taken them from the outer limits of system culture to become one of the most lauded UK electronic projects of their era. Possessing a quiet, sustained influence, the pair – Dom Maker and Kai Campos – fuse club tropes with deft engineering, often resulting in skeletal, uniquely affecting constructions. Alongside this, however, they've developed a bold reputation for collaboration, often with surprising results.
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