Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B, THE XX‘s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences include everything from Aaliyaah to Cocorosie, Rhianna to The Cure, Missy Elliot to The Chromatics and Mariah Carey to The Pixies.
These influences combine via beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce a stark, sweet melancholic pop.
MOUNT KIMBIE are a duo from Peckham who have developed a truly unique sound of experimental rhythms that lend themselves to the fringes of dubstep and hip hop, but ooze with emotion and echoing ambient soundscapes that take the listener to an entirely different place. Their music is dreamy and melancholic, with a more playful feel than most dubstep has.
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