Hotflush Label's Mount Kimbie Hits the Electric Pickle April 9

With a veritable tsunami of unclassifiable dubby breakbeat flooding the international scene right now, it's easy for music critics

to lump the entire mishmash under the dubstep genre.

But don't even

think about calling Mount Kimbie dubstep. Their sound has

more in common with the musique concrète of early 20th century avant-garde sampling pioneer Pierre Schaeffer than the screechy bass wobble of producer Skream.

It's no surprise then that the acclaimed UK production duo of Dom

Maker and Kai Campos got picked up by the Hotflush imprint,

home to a whole slew of fellow experimental broken beat exponents like

Scuba, Sepalcure, and Instra:Mental.

Crooks and Lovers,

Kimbie's 2010 debut long-player on Hotflush, is a lush, meticulously

crafted sonic kaleidoscope of woozy, organic samples, hazy field

recordings, and gently syncopating beats. The album mostly makes for the kind of deep meditative home

listening we haven't enjoyed since The Orb or Aphex Twin's ambient works.

A live Kimbie performance must be a different story entirely with the benefit of a

proper club sound system to amplify the duo's sub-bass frequencies and

thicken up the kick drums. Find out for yourself on Saturday, April 9,

when the pair stop by the Electric Pickle.

Mount Kimbie. Saturday, April 9. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-456-5613 or visit

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