Mount Kimbie Debut New Tracks
UK duo Mount Kimbie have dropped two new tracks from their forthcoming double album MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning – “Satellite 9”, produced by Kai Campos and “DVD (feat. Choker)”, produced by Dom Maker. MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning arrives on November 4th via Warp Records.
Alongside this Mount Kimbie have announced two works – one representative of each side of the album. For Dom Makers’ Die Cuts, Mount Kimbie and acclaimed creative Tyrone Lebon reunite after working together on Mount Kimbie’s debut album, Crooks & Lovers. Tyrone has since become one of the most famed photographers of this generation shooting fashion campaigns for Bottega Venetta, Miu Miu, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and Celine. It is the first music project Lebon has worked on since directing Frank Ocean’s “Nikes.”
Soundtracked by Dom Maker, Lebon began filming “Die Cuts” soon after the end of a significant relationship. Following a desire to reflect on the nature of intimacy, loss and memory, he traveled to film couples and individuals from different countries, who were open to sharing the typically private intimacies of their lives. The film is a 15min 35mm looping projection that has been scratched, painted, had shapes cut out, and new ones stuck back in. Lebon commissioned an engineer to customize several original die-cutting machines so that specific pieces of the animated frames could be cut out and interchanged with one another. “Die Cuts” is the result of over three thousand hours of analogue post-production processes.
The piece will be a film installation shown at the Frieze Gallery in London from Friday November 4th until Saturday November 5th. The film will also be available to watch online at die-cuts.com from November 4th and premiered in LA.
For City Planning, Mount Kimbie have also commissioned world-renowned New York based sculpture artist Tom Shannon (MoMa, The Whitney NYC, Centre Pompidou, Chateau La Coste) to build a new sculpture “Four World Set”. With art direction by Tyrone’s brother Frank Lebon (Dior, Off White, Palace, Diesel), Shannon built a series of giant reflective spheres. Each sphere is 16 feet in diameter and collectively, the installation reaches approximately 32 feet in height. Within the piece, the viewer sees a pyramid appear briefly through the compounded reflection, a round quartet that plays with the surrounding light. They will be on display at St Giles Square in Central London, starting October 31st. “Four World Set” will subsequently travel worldwide to new locations.
On November 4th, Mount Kimbie will be celebrating the release of their new album next to Tom Shannon’s sculptures at new venue The Lower Third. Currently, the duo also hosts a show on NTS Radio.
“DVD (ft. choker)”, highlights Maker’s eye for curation on Die Cuts – an album brimming with phenomenal collaborators selected by Maker. Choker provides one of the standout guest turns on Die Cuts – his voice becoming the perfect foil to Maker’s layers of winding samples. Duval Timothy appears on the track playing piano, alongside backing vocals from Sampha.
01. dvd (feat. choker)
02. in your eyes (feat. slowthai & danny brown)
03. f1 racer (feat. kučka)
04. heat on, lips on
05. end of the road (feat. reggie)
06. somehow she’s still here (feat. james blake)
07. kissing (feat. slowthai)
08. say that (feat. nomi)
09. need u tonight
10. if and when (feat. wiki)
11. tender hearts meet the sky (feat. keiyaa)
12. a deities encore (feat. liv.e)
03. Transit Map (Flattened)
04. Satellite 7
05. Satellite 9
06. Satellite 6 (Corrupted)
07. Zone 3 (City Limits)
08. Zone 2 (Last Connection)
09. Zone 1 (24 Hours)
11. Human Voices
Mount Kimbie 2022 Key Dates & Installations
October 31st – Mount Kimbie & Tom Shannon present “Four World Set”: opens at St Giles Square, Tottenham Court Road (Open until November 5th)
November 2nd – Kai Campos: Mount Kimbie – Phonica in-store 7-10PM
November 4th – Mount Kimbie & Tyrone Lebon: ’Die Cuts’ Film Exhibition Party (7-9PM)
Frieze Gallery, 9 Cork St, London W1S 3LL (Open until November 5th)
November 4th – MK 3.5 Album Release Party curated by Kai Campos with guest DJs
Supported by Carhartt (9PM-2AM)
The Lower Third, 26 Denmark Street
Pre-order/pre-save MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning HERE
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