Mount Kimbie have announced their new project MK 3.5: Die Cuts | City Planning. The double album is out on November 4 via Warp Records and contains one full-length solo record from each member of the English electronic music duo, Speakerboxxx / The Love Below style. With today's announcement comes the release of two new songs, “f1 racer” featuring Kučka and produced by MK's Dom Maker as well as “Zone 1 (24 Hours),” produced by Kai Campos.
The two new songs don't completely slice the Mount Kimbie sound into two separate sonic entities, but there are some illuminating differences. "f1 racer" weaves ghostly synths and Kučka's vocals – which strike the same balance of rap and R&B as SZA – into a luxurious tune made for autopilot mode in a hovercraft. For "Zone 1 (24 Hours)," Campos delivers a lively cut of deep techno that pulses with the influence of Actress, the groundbreaking producer Campos recently teamed up with for the single "AZD Surf."
Additionally, Mount Kimbie released another single on Monday (September 26). "locked in" featuring Houston heavyweight Maxo Kream and Pa Salieu is a non-album cut from Dom Maker's side. A pity, because it's quite a killer track. It opens with the misty, ominous synths you might expect from a Mica Levi soundtrack before launching into strobing synths and fat 808s that give new color to Maxo's drug raps and Pa Salieu's Afro-drill. Listen to all three tracks below.
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