Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray


Following a three year hiatus, 2013 provides a highly anticipated welcome return for beat duo Mount Kimbie. Dominic Maker and Kai Campos are back on production duties with their second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth set to be released on May 27.

Made To Stray, is the first track taken from the forthcoming LP, and it’s interesting to note how they’ve crafted a sound which seems much more inclined to flirt with the dance floor rather than to remain in the bedroom as a personal listening experience. We are still treated to those emotionally charged organ chords and shimmering synths that have become customary for Mount Kimbie to deliver, but a number of different elements have been introduced to create a bigger impact.

A military-esque drum arrangement marches the track from its starting point to its finish, encountering a comfy bass pulse around the forty-five second mark. Combined with Campos and Maker’s recognisable vocal hook we are presented with a song that will be very hard to shake off from our spring playlist.

Words – Calum Mailer

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