Concert preview: Mount Kimbie aims to stimulate the mind, but doesn’t forget the body

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From the October 17, 2013 edition

On its sophomore record, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, the London-based electronic duo branches further out, incorporating live instruments (horns, drums and guest vocals courtesy of King Krule growler Archy Marshall, who appears here on a pair of tracks) alongside the usual assortment of glitchy, laptop-constructed beats.

The atmosphere can be mellow at times (the gorgeous “Break Well,” for one, unfolds as gradually as a sunrise), but the pair never loses sight of its main goal: getting the dance floor pulsating. This is particularly true on “Made to Stray,” a dizzying tune that pops, locks and gyrates like a double-jointed extra in a Miley Cyrus video.

Jonwayne and D33J open the show.