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Mount Kimbie and George Riley at Huxleys / Sunday 28.4.24

Hot on the heels of their brand new album The Sunset Violent on Warp Records Mount Kimbie return to Berlin for a special live show at Huxleys Neue Welt in Kreuzberg this April.

Mount Kimbie is an English electronic music group. Originally consisting of the duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, Mount Kimbie was formed in 2008. The duo expanded on the musical template of the UK dubstep scene, releasing early EPs Maybes and Sketch on Glass to critical praise the following year. Their debut album Crooks & Lovers in 2010 received further acclaim and was listed as one of the defining albums of the decade by DJ Mag.

The band signed with Warp Records in 2012, and released their second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth the following year, third album Love What Survives in September 2017, and a double album, MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning, in November 2022. Drummer Marc Pell and keyboardist Andrea Balency-Béarn joined as live members in 2016, becoming full members in 2023 ahead of the band’s fourth album, The Sunset Violent. Mount Kimbie has collaborated with artists such as James Blake, King Krule, and Micachu.

Mount Kimbie’s early work drew from the contemporary UK dubstep scene while expanding beyond its typical scope. The Guardian described the pair as “leading an exploratory breakaway from bass-heavy dubstep towards a lighter, hazier style of electronica rich with drowsy ambience and chopped-up found sounds.” According to Resident Advisor, in their work “dubstep is unraveled and reassembled from its brawny rhythms upward, connecting the dots between musique concrète, R&B, hip-hop, drone and the midnight gospel sounds of Burial.”

The duo use field recordings to form major elements of their music. “It’s amazing what you can pick up with a field microphone. I mean, you might just hear someone riding around but when you slow it down it’s almost like there’s a beat to it. And then just taking little pockets of that rhythm and stretching it out. A lot of what we do is about experimenting with different little bits of tone that you don’t necessarily hear on the first listen… and then trying to make songs out of them.”

George Riley is one of London’s most unstoppable R&B forces. Through a progressive sound that encapsulates soul, forward thinking electronics, ambience and so much more, Riley has, over the space of two critically acclaimed projects in interest rates, a tape and Running In Waves, carved an abstract yet wholly relatable niche within London’s thriving music scene.

Mount Kimbie & George Riley

Sunday, 28th April 2024
Huxleys Neue Welt | Hasenheide 107 | 10967 Berlin/Kreuzberg

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