Kim Moyes

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Kim Moyes
Birth name Kimberley Isaac Moyes
Also known as K.I.M. or KIM
Born (1976-09-15) 15 September 1976 (age 37)
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Electronic
Occupations Musician, record producer
Instruments Keyboard, drums
Years active 1993–present
Labels Modular
Associated acts The Presets, Prop
Website [1]

Australian musician and producer Kimberley "Kim" Isaac Moyes is one half of a Sydney-based electronica duo, The Presets (with Julian Hamilton).[1] Moyes provides synthesizers and drums, as well as engineering, production and songwriting (with Hamilton). The Presets have released two EPs and three full length albums (Beams, Apocalypso and Pacifica). Moyes also records and performs as a solo artist under the aliases K.I.M. and KIM.

Career[edit]

Born 15 September 1976 in Sydney, Australia, Moyes attended the Conservatorium High School for his final school years 11 and 12, before going on to a Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium proper (majoring in classical percussion), during which time he met Julian Hamilton.[2] Directly after university they performed and recorded as members of Prop, they released one full length album and a remix compilation.[3]

As a member of The Presets Moyes has enjoyed considerable success: 12 ARIA Nominations (of which they have won 7),[4][5] APRA's Songwriters of The Year 2012, as well as many other awards for Best Live Band, Band of The Year and Album of the Year.[6]

Outside of The Presets, Moyes has released many recordings of his own. Through Cutters records he released System Breakdown in 2005, followed by B.T.T.T.T.R.Y through Bang Gang 12 inches in 2006.[7] In 2007 and 2008 he released a consecutive series of 12-inch records through Modular Recordings: Wet'N'Wild, Party Machini and Fistogram. Many of these tracks were to be featured on Selected Jerks 2001-2009, a double disc album of original recordings and remixes throughout 8 years.[8] Selected Jerks was preceded by a Japanese only mini-album, System Breakdown, released in 2006 via Rallye Records.[9]

Throughout his time as The Presets, Moyes has remixed many artists, both as The Presets and under his K.I.M. or (KIM) moniker, including acts such as Kings Of Leon, Sarah Blasko and Architecture In Helsinki.[10][11][12] He has also worked extensively as a session musician and as a producer. His production credits include albums for Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and Beni.[13][14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Award[edit]

  • 2009 Songwriters of the Year – shared with Julian Hamilton.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mini-albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • Cagedbaby - "Hello There (The Presets Remix)" (2006)
  • Tomboy – "Flamingo (KIM Remix)" (2007)
  • Cassius – "Rock Number One (KIM Remix)" (2007)
  • The Presets - "This Boy's In Love (KIM Remix)" (2008)
  • KIM - "No Imagination (KIM Remix)"
  • Midnight Juggernauts - "Vital Signs (KIM Remix)" (2009)
  • Bag Raiders- "Turbo Love (KIM Remix)" (2009)
  • Tiga - "What You Need (KIM Remix)" (2009)
  • Dinamics - "Music More Than A Passion, A Drug (KIM Remix)" (2009)
  • Via Tania- "Fields (KIM Remix)" (2009)
  • Kings of Leon- "Closer (The Presets Remix)" (2009)
  • AKA JK - "Someone Out There (KIM Remix)" (2010)
  • Charge Group - "Run (KIM Remix)" (2011)
  • Toni Toni Lee - "Body Heat (KIM Remix)" (2011)
  • Australia - "Techno Music 2013 (KIM Remix)" (2013)

Production, Writing & Musician Credits[edit]

  • Powderfinger - "The Metre" (2001) [Marimba]
  • Prop - SMALL CRAFT, ROUGH SEA (2001) [Co-Producer, Co-writer, Vibraphone and Percussion]
  • Coda - THERE IS A WAY TO FLY (2003) [Vibraphone, Percussion, Writer]
  • The Presets - BLOW UP EP (2003) [Co-Producer]
  • PNAU - "Lovers" (2003) [Co-Writer]
  • The Dissociatives (2004) [Additional Production]
  • The Presets - GIRL AND THE SEA EP (2004) [Co-Producer]
  • Siena - "Sway" (2004) [Producer-Co-writer]
  • Decoder Ring - SOMERSAULT (OMS) (2004) [Vibraphone]
  • The Valentinos/Lost Valentinos - THE VALENTINOS EP (2005) [Producer]
  • The Presets - BEAMS (2005) [Co-Producer]
  • Love Tattoo - "Tuff Love" (2005) [Producer/Writer]
  • Riot In Belgium - "The Acid Never Lies" (2006) [Mixing / Additional Production]
  • PNAU - "No More Violence" (2007) [Co-Writer]
  • Riot In Belgium - "La Musique" (2007) [Additional Mixing / Additional Production]
  • Lost Valentinos - Miles From Nowhere EP (2007) [Producer tracks A1, A2]
  • Digitalism - "Pogo" (2007) [Co-writer]
  • The Presets - APOCALYPSO (2008) [Co-Producer]
  • Beni - "Maximus" (2009) [Producer]
  • Beni - "House of Beni" (2011)
  • Forces - "Overland (In My Mind)" (2012) [Mixing]
  • Kirin J Callinan - Embracism (2013) [Producer]
  • Beni - Love On The Run/Summer's Gone EP (2013) [Writer/Producer]
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders (forthcoming album) [Producer]

Touring[edit]

  • 'Selected Jerks 2001 - 2009' National Launch Tour (October - November 2009)

[Supported by Beni]

  • National Winter DJ Tour (June - July 2013)

[Co-headline with Beni]

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara, Paul McHenry with notes by Ed Nimmervoll (2002) [1987]. "Moyes, Kim". The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1. Retrieved 17 February 2010.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
  2. ^ Bernard Zuel, 15 September 2012, The Presets: 'We are in this for life', Retrieved 17 October 2013
  3. ^ Bernard Zuel, 15 September 2012, The Presets: 'We are in this for life', Retrieved 17 October 2013
  4. ^ "ARIA Awards winners by artist - The Presets". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Awards winners by artist - The Presets (Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes)". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Thursday, 24 May 2012, Winners for the 2012 APRA Music Awards announced, Retrieved 17 October 2013
  7. ^ Max Willens, An Interview with Kim Moyes (a.k.a. KIM) of the Presets
  8. ^ iTune preview, Released 27 October 2009, Selected Jerks (2001 - 2009) Kim
  9. ^ Jan Bunny, October 2006, System breakdown 12'', Retrieved 17 October 2013
  10. ^ Added May 1 2010, Sarah Blasko 'Hold on My Heart' (The Presets Remix)
  11. ^ Added Oct 18 2010, Kings of Leon - Closer (Presets Remix)
  12. ^ Added Dec 11 2007, Architecture in Helsinki - Heart it Races (Presets Remix)
  13. ^ Scott Fitzsimons, 14 October 2013, THE PRESETS KIM MOYES PRODUCING NEW JACK LADDER ALBUM
  14. ^ Adam Curley, March 18 2013, Are You Comfortable?: The Question Of Kirin J Callinan, Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  15. ^ "2009 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

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