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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Jim Car­roll

CLUB Hid­den Agenda Opium Rooms, Dublin 11pm ¤12 hid­de­na­genda.ie The club run­ners mark three years in business with DJ sets from Mount Kimbie and Dark­star in their new home on Wex­ford Street. Be­tween de­but al­bum Crooks & Lovers and last year’s Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, Mount Kimbie showed much pro­gres­sion in terms of their sound.

Now that they’ve ma­noeu­vred from dub­step to warmer, live and or­ganic sounds, it will be in­ter­est­ing to hear where Do­minic Maker and Kai Cam­pos head next.

In the case of Dark­star, last year’s News From Nowhere was full to the brim with free­wheel­ing rich, evoca­tive sounds. In terms of fine­tun­ing their su­perbly lush, mem­o­rable and ef­fec­tive songs, the band’s re­lo­ca­tion from London to the west York­shire vil­lage of Slaith­waite, a move owing more to fi­nan­cial than cre­ative rea­sons, can be deemed a huge suc­cess.

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