9 unmixed tracks from the mix - 2018 marks a decade since Kai Campos and Dominic Maker first hooked up and started making music. In the early years they refashioned dubstep into innovative new forms that drew on ambient, garage and electronica. After a critically acclaimed debut album on Hotflush, they signed to Warp Records and have consolidated their position at the forefront of the international electronic scene with two critically acclaimed albums and countless world live tours.
Their DJ and radio sets have also developed a formidable reputation throughout this period. They have offered a glimpse into the duo's varied influences and avant-garde tastes from across all forms of electronic music, while further revealing a harder, club-focused sound that was explored with their hit single ‘Made To Stray’—which was accompanied a DJ Koze remix—followed by ‘Bells’ on Koze’s Pampa compilation series.
This is a mix inspired by a mini-run of DJ gigs that Mount Kimbie played with Actress. “It was an interesting and challenging experience, and I learnt a lot on the six dates we did,” says Kai, who explains that plenty of the tracks he was playing during those gigs make it into the mix. They make it a forward looking affair that calls on music the band have discovered recently; music they have found inspiring. Their own ‘DJ-kicks’ track was made specially for the mix and was initially influenced by Stanislav Tolkachev and Alexis Perala, who are both also included. Rather than a painstaking plan or meticulous studio approach, this session captures the improvised energy of a real DJ mix, but one where each track is given time to breath and make an impact rather than one where DJ trickery is at the fore.
|A1||–Severed Heads||Lamborghini (Petrol 1982)||2:41|
|A2||–Marco Bernardi||The Light Beside The Hall||2:39|
|B1||–Object Blue||Even In You||1:44|
|B2||–N.Y. House'n Authority||APT. 2B||2:07|
|C1||–Computer Says No||Grab And Reform||2:14|
|C2||–Mount Kimbie||Southgate (DJ-Kicks)||2:36|
|D2||–Taz (44) & Meeks*||Obviously||2:57|