Kai Campos is initially from Saint Austell in Cornwall, while Dom Maker comes from Brighton. They crossed paths at Southbank University in London, where Campos giving university another try and Maker was learning film. They began producing songs collectively at a house recording studio in Peckham.
Probably in charge of the definition of “post-dubstep”, the duo has launched a string of EPs as well as their highly lauded debut record Thieves & Lovers. The Parent described the set as “leading an exploratory break-away from bass-significant dubstep towards a brighter, hazier design of electronica abundant with tired ambience and chopped up identified sounds.”
The group’s debut record, titled Crooks and Fans, was launched on June 19th of 2010 in Britain to critical acclaim, and reached a 7.9 ADM Evaluation on review aggregator site AnyDecentMusic?.
By the end of 2010, Thieves & Lovers was contained in over thirty ‘Best of 2010’ listings, including Phonica Records, Rough Trade, FACT, Boomkat, Drowned In Sound, Pitchfork Media, Resident Advisor, DJ Magazine, Mixmag and NME. In fact, NME outlined them at #22 in their own 30 Designers For 2011.
The duo is well connected to their buddy, music-maker and BBC Sound of 2011 runner-up, David Blake. He’s worked together live and given his abilities for the remixing of “Maybes” which functions in the Mount Kimbie EP Remixes Part 1, launched 12 April 2010, together with adding elements to Criminals & Fans.
Mount Kimbie has created remixes for, Adreya Tiana, The xx and The Big Pink, and became an official member of Warp Records back in June of 2012.
On March 25th of 2013, Pitchfork declared the launch of Mount Kimbie’s 2nd record, “Cold Spring Problem Less Youth”. The record was launched on May 28th of 2013 with Twist Records and includes two partnerships with King Krule.
The statement of the next record was accepted by most important music press including: Conflict Magazine, It is Fake DO-IT-YOURSELF, TRUTH Journal, Phony and Mixmag. On 26 March 2013 Pitchfork produced “Made to Wayward” most useful new monitor. The monitor was initially broadcast on London DJ Bill UFO’s weekly Wash FM show on 7 March 2013.
Campos claims within an interview with Pitchfork Press “With Mount Kimbie, we started out trying to mimic other items– and we neglected. However, in failing to try this, we found a sound which is naturally our own. A failure to mirror the others merely occurs due to the attitude that you just come from. It is a part of finding your own words. When artists go through that, the effects are, by description, unique. Many of the songs that sounds like it is been impacted by [Crooks & Lovers] that has emerge because sounds reasonably boring, which is not a thing we need to continue doing. We need to escape from this.”