For our first premiere of the week, MIMS presents “Spellbound”, lead single from UK-based producer King Knut’s forthcoming “XL” EP, due for release Aug 21. “Spellbound” is a hypnotic, heavy affair, putting us in mind of gritty 90s NY hip hop, 90s trip hop, dub, and early Theo Parrish productions.
We’re also very glad to share a video for the track, produced by Drive Me Home (Barkley Bandon, Later, CASisDEAD) and made using footage shot in the Costa Rican jungle by migratory naturalist, photographer, and small-scale coffee farmer Seth Beaudreault.Pre-Order
The EP comes on the back of 2018’s cassette release Unreleased Beats Vol. 3 that received support and airplay from NTS, Wire Magazine and Trevor Jackson, and last year’s remix for Lunch Money Life’s Unlimited Ice Cream Palace on Kaya Records. The EP is mastered by Amir Shoat (Dean Blunt, Klein, Brother May).
A remix EP will follow later this fall with remixes from Cherrystones (Twisted Nerve, Touch Sensitive), Capitol K (Faith And Industry), Double Geography (Invisible Inc) and A’Bear.