Mount Kimbie

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Mount Kimbie is a British electronic duo that formed in London, England in 2008. The duo consists of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos. Unlike many other mainstream dubstep artists, their style revolves around sampling, loops and ambient soundscapes..

Mount Kimbie are made up of twenty-four-year-old Kai Campos and twenty-three-year-old Dom Maker. Kai is originally from St. Austell in Cornwall, while Dom is from Brighton. They met at Southbank University in London, where Kai was having another go at university and Dom was studying film.[1] They started making music together at a home studio in Peckham. Arguably responsible for the term "post-dubstep"[2], the duo has released two unique EPs. The band's debut album, entitled Crooks and Lovers, was released on 19 June 2010 in the UK to critical acclaim, and achieved a 7.9 ADM Rating on review aggregator website AnyDecentMusic?.[3]

At the end of 2010, Crooks & Lovers was included in over thirty Best of 2010 lists, including NME, Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork Media, Drowned In Sound, Boomcat, FACT,[citation needed] Roughtrade and Phonica Records. NME listed them at number 22 in their 30 Artists For 2011.

Mount Kimbie have produced remixes for The Big Pink, Foals and The xx.

At the end of 2010, Crooks & Lovers was included in over thirty Best of 2010 lists, including NME, Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork Media, Drowned In Sound, Boomcat, FACT,[citation needed] Roughtrade and Phonica Records. NME listed them at number 22 in their 30 Artists For 2011.[4]

Mount Kimbie have produced remixes for The Big Pink, Foals and The xx.[5]

The pair are closely linked to friend, producer and BBC Sound of 2011 runner-up, James Blake. He has collobarated with them live[6] and lent his skills to the remixing of "Maybes" which features on the Mount Kimbie EP Remixes Part 1, released 12 April 2010

The band released Crooks & Lovers to critical acclaim on Hotflush Recordings on 19 July 2010. Pitchfork Media called it a "beautiful, small and clever album"[8] and NME described it as a "lush collection of soul-stepping miniatures" awarding it number fifty-six in their top Seventy Albums of 2010.[9] For Mixmag it "breaks all genre rules going" and is "really quite beautiful".[citation needed] It was Roughtrade's Album of the Week and Drowned In Sound said it "was certainly a contender for album of the year"[10] iDJ Magazine gave it 10 out of 10 proclaiming it a "triumph in experimental music".[citation needed] By the end of 2010, Crooks & Lovers had been included in over 30 Best of 2010 lists.[citation needed] BBC Music said "Crooks & Lovers is an album of abrupt changes and paradoxes, at once organic and heavily processed, drowsy and yet with moments of eyes-on-stalks urgency, acoustically sweet and electrically charged. It's akin to gently drifting in and out of consciousness on a bus trip, only to be sporadically jolted back into consciousness."

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