In ’95 he started his career as a DJ among with Noseda Frank playing live sets at local clubs events. Inspired by Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills and Luke Slater, he got involved into his own passion for producing. Currently he is about to release his first EP- Abstructional Danger Buzzer(pre-order on Beatport) on STROHM RECORDS, April 3.
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Receiving inspiration from a deep interest for any kind of music, with a special affinity for the early sounds of Acid Techno . As the result, he has released on labels, such as Diffuse Reality, affect records and more. His music can be described as hypnotic synth sounds with monochromatic textures and ambient excursions, and especially as the darker, more powerful variant of Techno.
After a fun-filled and exciting journey over the past few years we – Magda, Troy Pierce & Marc Houle – have taken the decision to leave Minus and pursue our own unique musical styles even further. While we’re sad to be leaving behind a big part of our history, we feel that we have reached a point in our careers where it’s time to creatively spread our wings and focus our energy and enthusiasm on our own label, Items & Things.
What was once a side-project for the experimental, beautiful and inspiring music we discovered on our travels around the world, Items & Things will now be home not only to the projects we A&R together, but also the music we release ourselves. There’s already a great deal of activity planned over the next year, with forthcoming releases from Magda, Marc and Troy, and from new acts like Madato, Danny Benedettini, Tomas More & Andy Martin, as well as past label heroes, Click Box. We will also be expanding our successful events series “Down & Out”, with new dates to be announced soon.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and supporters from across the years and we look forward to sharing with you the new and great adventures that lie ahead! We would also like to thank Richie Hawtin and the Minus team for all their tremendous support and guidance over the years.
“Items and things are bits and pieces of uniqueness we come across. The label is a platform to launch the music that we love. There are no rules, just sounds we like and artists we believe in.” – Magda, Marc Houle & Troy Pierce
Adding a percussive and experimental edge to the current class of post-dubstep pioneers, Mount Kimbie, the duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos – are set to release their highly anticipated debut album ‘Crooks & Lovers’ on Scuba’s Hotflush label in July.
Mount Kimbie’s first two EPs – ‘Maybes’ and ‘Sketch On Glass’ – seemed like explorations of spaces so private that all within earshot were instantly turned into voyeurs. The experience was less like listening to music and more like eavesdropping on the machinations of a lone mind – albeit a lone mind surrounded by and retreating from millions of other minds.
Difficult to categorise, the lush EPs caused a commotion when released last year with ‘Sketch On Glass’ recently undergoing reworks from the likes of Faulty DL, SCB (Scuba’s darker techno alias) and their sometime collaborator James Blake. With their own remixes (Foals and The xx) becoming hot property, Mount Kimbie have been a core part of the growing scene in London often associated with labels like Hyperdub and Hessle Audio.
Dom and Kai met whilst at Southbank University, pushed together in a student halls that was previously a mental asylum – where the ceilings were still ridiculously high to stop patients hanging themselves: “a cold, joyless, concrete building – the sort of building where you’d drop a pen and the sound would just go on and on in an echo.”
Armed with found sound snips and a siege mentality, Kai and Dom set about turning London’s ambience into rhythm, its chaos into coherence. Traces of influence remain – the hard-earned spaces of Burial and The Bug vie with the berserk melodrama of Xiu Xiu and Grouper’s sad-eyed glow, D’Angelo’s pervert soul gets cleansed in the intimacy of Phil Elvrum’s Microphones, Angelo Badalamenti’s swollen ‘Twin Peaks’ atmospheres find a cradle in Madlib’s lax lope.
The band’s sound and response to the dubstep moment is very much their own. Sceneless and untethered from etiquette and genre codes, ‘Crooks & Lovers’ floats through dubstep and hip-hop, jazz, techno and ambient, post-rock, UK garage and film scores to startling effect.
Mount Kimbie – who play as a live band – have announced a string of European festivals & shows for the summer.
– – – – TRACKLIST – – – –
02. Would Know
03. Before I Move Off
04. Blind Night Errand
08. Ode to Bear
11. Between Time
– – – – EUROPEAN LIVE DATES – – – –
29 May – Off Centre Festival, Amsterdam/NL
5 June – Node, Modena/IT
11 June – Golden Pudel, Hamburg/DE
27 June – Les Siestes Electroniques, Toulouse/FR
9 July – Sub:Stance @ Berghain, Berlin/DE
22 July – 10 Days Off, Ghent/BE
13 August – Recycle, Brussels/BE
21 August – Strom Festival, Copenhagen/DE