Mount Kimbie
MK 3.5: Die Cuts / City Planning
Warp Records
2LP (clear)
WARPLP319I / Includes Download Code
w/ printed inner sleeves
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
2in your eyes
3f1 racer
4heat on, lips on
5end of the road
6somehow she’s still here
8say that
9need u tonight
10if and when
11tender hearts meet the sky
12a deities encore
15Transit Map (Flattened)
16Satellite 7
17Satellite 9
18Satellite 6 (Corrupted)
19Zone 3 (City Limits)
20Zone 2 (Last Connection)
21Zone 1 (24 Hours)
23Human Voices

»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. 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, Kucka and Choker.

Kai’s side, »City Planning«, is tactile and unpredictable, the product of a deeply personal aesthetic voyage. 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.

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.