mount kimbie

just to kick things off with a nice little bit of journalese hyperbole to get yr teeth gnashin, this 12" record from Peckham, London's Mount Kimbie, called Maybes, is without a doubt one of the best debut releases i've heard in a long time.
the four tracks found here reach inside to grab you, tickle yr trout until yr eyes are rolling in the back of your head, and when all thats left is the sound of the locked groove at the end of the side, casts you out onto the nearest dry land.
try taking all the underwater city ambience of Burial and The Fun Years, throw in some looping riffs in the style of Tortoise or Portishead, and rattle it all out over some wonky SamiYam beats - this just goes some of the way to pinning down their indefinable sonance. in fact, Boomkat had to go out of their way to coin a new genre to umbrellafy these guys: "post-dubstep". try explaining that one to your parents when it appears on the front of Mojo in a week.

mp3: Mount Kimbie - "Maybes"

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