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 38)
Origin Sydney
Genres Electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer
Instruments Keyboard, drums
Years active 1993–present
Labels Modular
Associated acts The Presets, Prop
Website [1]

Kimberley "Kim" Isaac Moyes is an Australian musician, producer and one half of the 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]

Main article: The Presets

Born 15 September 1976 in Sydney, 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 the 12-inch single "B.T.T.T.T.R.Y" through Bang Gang 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 and EPs[edit]

Remixes[edit]

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

Production, writing and 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 PresetsBlow Up EP (2003) [co-producer]
  • PNAU – "Lovers" (2003) [co-writer]
  • The Dissociatives - "The Dissociatives" (2004) [additional production]
  • The PresetsGirl and the Sea EP (2004) [co-producer]
  • Siena – "Sway" (2004) [producer and co-writer]
  • Decoder RingSomersault (OMS) (2004) [vibraphone]
  • The Valentinos/Lost ValentinosThe Valentinos EP (2005) [producer]
  • The PresetsBeams (2005) [co-producer/co-writer]
  • Love Tattoo – "Tuff Love" (2005) [producer/writer]
  • Riot in Belgium – "The Acid Never Lies" (2006) [mixing and additional production]
  • PNAU – "No More Violence" (2007) [co-writer]
  • Riot in Belgium – "La Musique" (2007) [additional mixing and additional production]
  • Lost ValentinosMiles from Nowhere EP (2007) [producer on tracks A1, A2]
  • Digitalism – "Pogo" (2007) [co-writer]
  • The PresetsApocalypso (2008) [co-producer/co-writer]
  • Beni – "Maximus" (2009) [producer]
  • Beni – "House of Beni" (2011) [co-producer/co-writer]
  • The Presets - Pacifica (2012) [co-producer/co-writer]
  • Forces – "Overland (In My Mind)" (2012) [mixing]
  • Kirin J Callinan – "Embracism" (2013) [producer/co-writer]
  • BeniLove on the Run/Summer's Gone EP (2013) [writer/producer]
  • BeniProtect/I Can't Hide EP (2014) [writer/producer]
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders "Playmates" (2014) [producer/co-writer]

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 1 May 2010, Sarah Blasko 'Hold on My Heart' (The Presets Remix)
  11. ^ Added 18 October 2010, Kings of Leon – Closer (Presets Remix)
  12. ^ Added 11 December 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, 18 March 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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