JM#060 – Kim Dürbeck

Kim Dürbeck sis a familiar name on the Oslo DJ circuit. Often cropping up at Villa, Dattera and of course Jæger, as Dürbeck, DJ Kimichi, one half of SUPERKIND, or as one third of the newly established Deep Dope Dark. An experienced musical entity on the Oslo scene, far greater than his years, Kim Dürbeck’s skills behind a set of decks is public knowledge, and extends to the studio too where he has appeared most recently on Rulefinn’s Finnitus imprint as SUPERKIND.

A DJ that can hop across genres effortlessly, Kim’s sets are always sensuous, keeping his selections deep, yet approachable. For his Jæger mix  he pursues a familiar path, with an energy that climbs throughout the session, all the while keeping it in the House lexicon. Kim keeps it pretty raw throughout, doting on an analogue sound for the most part with percussive sounds and modulating synths bringing a human dimensions forward through his selections which he pounces on with dynamic flair.


Give us an introduction
Hello Æ. My name is Kim. I’m one half of SUPERKIND and one of third of Deep Dope Dark. My DJ alias is Kim Dürbeck after my mom’s maiden-name and I really love to spend time with your beautiful and perfect DJ set up at JÆGER.
What is your earliest memory of a piece of music?
My parents’ big closet with a big pile of cassette tapes. It contained everything from moms disco etc to a lot of tapes that my dad used to record his sessions on. I was very young when I first got my attention on recording sound and I haven’t stopped yet. Still recording right now so I can share these tracks with you!
What sound or genre do you feel represents what you try to do through your selections?
This mix wasn’t really planned because the usb stick with my newest tracks and demos had an error message on it when I plugged it in the CDJ. I mean who can afford a couple of CDJ’s to check a usb sticks in the living room? I couldn’t test the right format or something. Anyways, I had another stick that contained a lot of tracks I prepared for the Uncontaminated festival last year and some other folders and tracks I had.
What do you consider your role as DJ should be?
Well I don’t think mixing skills is that interesting anymore, it seems that a lot of people wants to be the cleanest robot when they mix. I like human mistakes and of course you got to learn how to DJ, but what brings my attention to a mix is personality and the right selection. People can have all the dopest tracks right in the universe in front of them but it’s really all about how you play them and in what way. I listen to a lot of music and when I hear a mix or a dj set, I love it when you can tell that this person also listens to a lot of music and this makes it very enjoyable to share experience this way. I guess my role is to listen and share the right music in the right circumstances. I can also add that I love mixes that is totally honest and filled with personality so I guess that this has to be my role as a dj.
What was the theme of your mix?
We had SUPERKIND last night and we played to 03.00 and woke up 09.00 to take a train out of town to buy records. We found a guy who sold about 15 000 +++ records to the price of 1$ each. We were digging the whole day and we just came back and I had to run directly here with a 100 records in a big cardboard box and it was HEAVY. it was kind of stressful so I wanted to listen and share some laid back music. I guess this was the theme of my mix.
Which track in your Æmix best represents the theme of your mix and why?
Well I’m really proud of my friend Bendik, and I have hidden a new track from in this mix. Just wait and you’ll figure out which one and when it’s released. In other words I like to listen to a mix the same way I listen to a long track, up and downs, sometimes progressive and sometimes provocative. What I’m trying to say is that Bendik Baksaas is my Ennio Morricone in this mix.
What do you hope your Æmix relays to the listener?
I hope this is a mix where people can do stuff to it. Make dinner, draw, edit photos, dance, change soil in your house plants too, read, write or just relax too.
What’s next for you after this mix?
I have to carry all these hundred records I just bought and bring them down to the train station so i can check out the MC-303 i bought cheap from Lárus. I heard it has a cool arp function and I think I can use it for my drum rack to do easy drum sequences. I wouldn’t really recommend buying it otherwise. I really have a lot of stuff with me tonight and it’s heavy!!!