Kai Campos and Dom Maker share free sample library created using an array of classic analogue hardware.
To accompany their contribution to Converse’s Rubber Tracks Sample Library series, Hotflush and Warp Records-affiliated duo Mount Kimbie have given us a premiere of a short film exploring how they created their new track ‘Jupiter’. Check out the video and read a short chat with Dom below.
Mount Kimbie’s Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library is available now as a free download.
Attack: Tell us about the process of putting the pack together for Converse. How did it come about, and what was involved in making it?
Dom Maker: It seemed like a good project to contribute to when they asked us to do it. We simply recorded any equipment we had in our studio – Juno synth, Synthi, drum machines, anything to hand.
It seems like right from the start you’ve used samples in a lot of creative ways. Has the way you like to use samples changed over the years?
Yeah, we’ve always enjoyed the process of sampling – nowadays, the internet is a bottomless pit of material, what with YouTube, etc. In terms of how I work, a sample is where I always tend to start to get me going on an idea.
You’ve mentioned in the past that you were quite heavily influenced by early 2000s hip-hop. In terms of production techniques, has that influence shifted to other genres or eras along the way?
Yeah. No wave, early 1990s tape rap and 50-70s soul.
You seem like you consider your process quite carefully. Does that make life easier or harder when you’re making music?
Keeping the process natural and honest makes life easy, but it’s hard to stay on that path sometimes, we don’t adapt to natural changes in situ, lifestyle, interests very well. It takes us a long time to start producing results.
I hear you’re currently in the studio working on the next album. How far into it are you?
We hope to finish it within the next four to five months.
Has your process changed much since you made Cold Spring Fault Less Youth?
Kai is in London and I’m in Los Angeles. We have our main studio back home, and I’m working in friends’ spaces and from my home out here.