Mount Kimbie’s upcoming show at DNA Lounge on Wednesday isn’t just for those who missed their series of sold-out performances earlier this year, but even if you did, you’re in luck.
The UK-based experimental electronic duo, consisting of Kai Campos and Dominic Maker, put on a show at The Independent in the spring that another writer of The Bay Bridged reviewed to be “a near-flawless performance”. Mount Kimbie’s live performance gathers songs from both of their albums – 2010’s post-dubstep, sample heavy Crooks & Lovers, as well as the equally minimalist and highly evolved Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. The band glided smoothly between albums, weaving songs together as Campos and Maker moved around the stage from one instrument to another.
The band’s live shows aren’t just a translation of their albums to stage – they present a slow build up to a crescendo of human performance, a full spectacle for the senses that somehow encompasses both the distance of sample-based electronic and the warmth of live instrumentation and vocals. Mount Kimbie achieves a sought-after feel that is simultaneously dynamic and gentle, shining a light on modern electronic music, that reveals thick jazz and hip hop undertones.
On Wednesday they take the stage at the DNA Lounge with live sets from like-minded acts Jonwayne and the locally-grown SF native D33j, before taking off to Decibel Festival in Seattle. Mount Kimbie also just debuted their video for “Home Recording” last month, check it out below.
To win a pair of tickets to the show, be the first person to email email@example.com, with “Mount Kimbie Giveaway” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.
If all else fails, you can still snag tickets.