DJ-Kicks : Mount Kimbie (!K7 Records) – CD/2xLP
Mount Kimbie take the reigns of the DJ-kicks series with a 23 track mix that includes one of their own new exclusives.
it’s a snapshot of exactly what the UK duo sound like in the club right now and is accompanied by a DJ-kicks tour that takes the pair to DJ and live dates all round the world.
The result is a succinct 50 minutes that often goes deep, with roughhewn drums and grainy atmospheres from the likes of Terrence Dixon, Severed Heads, Marco Bernardi and Object Blue.
It perfectly knits together stripped back rhythms, percussive tracks and more harmonic techno while seamlessly joining the dots between the old and the new. It’s a well balanced mix that stays low and heady, and that sense of focussed tension is what makes it so utterly compelling throughout.
This DJ-kicks is a welcome window into the very current musical world of Mount Kimbie.