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Mount Kimbie – Crooks and Lovers/Maybes/Sketch on Glass

Here is the long overdue introduction of Mount Kimbie to Auldspeak. These two guys are cut from the similar cloth of James Blake (see below). Blake even had a hand in the album and is a sometime live contributor. They fall into this wave of interesting left-of-centre, UK producers that can be categorised as ‘post-dubstep’ but only if you want to be punched repeatedly in the face. They were never given the same hype that has been afforded to Mr Blake but I think that suits these guys as evidenced by the picture above, they value their privacy. It kind of works too because, as with most bedroom producers, the look isn’t exactly the most important part of the music, or any part of the music at all thankfully.

Here’s a ‘try before you steal from the artists’ slice from Mount Kimbie’s debut album, never has a pause in a song sounded so musically justified.

Mount Kimbie- Mayor

Crooks and Lovers

Maybes EP

Sketch on glass

Maybes Remix 12\’\’

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James Blake – James Blake

 

This guy has been everywhere in all senses. First he was all over the blogs with CMYK and then he came second in BBC Sound of 2011 poll now he’s released an album that is many people’s best of the year so far. All this while keeping his music as abstract and interesting as he was in the beginning. Pretty much James Blake is one of the brightest artists music has seen for a while and he is rightly getting praised for it.

Jamie lads remix of Maybes:

CMYK

James Blake LP

oh and here’s Klavierwerke too, his ode to classical piano pieces…thats the kind of guy James Blake is.

P.S The Bells Sketch EP

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