[Journal Interview] Mount Kimbie Discusses Touring and Translating their Records into Live Performances
(Photos: Alex Kamino)by Harina Mokanan Performing in Toronto for the second time in less than a year, UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie - made up of Kai Campos and Dominic Maker - recently stopped by popular Queen West haunt Wrongbar to perform a short setlist of tracks from their debut album Crooks and Lovers and 2009's Maybes EP. On a weekend when the city was gearing up to celebrate the best in Canadian music for Canadian Music Week, an impressively large crowd packed into the venue and were treated to the sounds of artists ranging in genre and in country of origin. Opening up for the boys on their latest stop were Indie band Meet the Blue. The electronic/rock sound the Limerick band brought onstage was in stark contrast to the music Mount Kimbie unleashed unto the audience. Aside from some sound issues and a late start time, Mount Kimbie kept in line with the musical assortment theme of the night. From the ambient sounds of William to the body moving beats of Carbonated, Kai and Dominic remained deeply focused throughout their set, ensuring the crowd walked away with a favourable experience. Evident by the unanimous cheers from the audience when the first few notes of "Before I Move Off" began, the boys achieved just that. The Come Up Show had the chance to sit down with Mount Kimbie before the show to hear about their experiences on the road and their musical process from inception to performance. Click below to read the full interview.