FACT favourites Mount Kimbie will release two 12″s in April featuring remixes by some of the world’s top producers.
On the first 12″, due out April 12, Dom and Kai’s sublime ‘Maybes’ – the title track of their debut EP – is reworked by Hessle Audio-affiliated wunderkind, and sometime Kimbie vocalist, James Blake, while ‘Serged’, from the subsequent Sketch on Glass EP, is given fresh legs by New York garage producer FaltyDL. On the flip, d’n’b minimalists Instra:mental – a big influence on the current sonic worldview of Hotflush boss Scuba – transform ‘At Least’ into a “blissed-out, bass-heavy 4/4 roller”.
The second 12″ has a Berlin flavour, with Panoramabar residents Tama Sumo and Prosumer teaming up for a remix of ‘William’, and Scuba adopting his house-leaning SCB guise for a re-rub of ‘Vertical’.
“[Mount Kimbie] are working on the album at the moment,” Scuba recently told FACT, “Which is hopefully going to come out in May. With the kind of lead-in that they’ve had over the last couple of years, they’re really confident in what they do and how they work, and I think it’s going to be a great album.”
Mount Kimbie – Remixes Pt. 1 (12”)
A1: Maybes (James Blake Remix)
A2: Serged (FaltyDL Remix)
B1: At Least (Instra:mental Remix)
Mount Kimbie – Remixes Pt. 2 (12”)
A1: William (Tama Sumo & Prosumer Remix)
B1: Vertical (SCB Edit)