Hudson Mohawke

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Ross Birchard is the one of the most exciting record producers to come out of Scotland in the last ten years, seducing rap-heads and ravers alike with his neon-lit R&B and warehouse smashing low-end beats. Now, as the unlikely poster boy for a new generation of genre-mangling UK artists, he's touring his live festival & club shows across the globe & producing for chart-topping urban-pop names like Kanye West, Chris Brown and Azealia Banks.

Hip Hop has always been at Birchard's beating heart. A champion DJ by 15 he emerged in his late teens as Hudson Mohawke, a founding member of the record label LuckyMe at the creative nexus of Glasgow's electronic scene - a neo-noir comic book character determined to redefine the 'super producer': a role where the underground is the mainstream and the rule book fits in 140 characters or less.

He is certainly on course. HudMo, as he is affectionately known, quickly became Glasgow's secret weapon; signing album deals from early demos with the gold standard of electronic music Warp Records. Among the ranks of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus and fellow LuckyMe cohort Rustie, he continues to perfect his sound: classic soul samples siphoned through bombastic air horns, heart-aching top line melody floating above rattling half-time tempos. A truly modern artist belonging to true-hip hop's lineage, but equally inspired by the pop/soul hybrids of Quincy Jones. The main room happy hardcore rave and the deep, dark roots of techno are all viscerally acknowledged in this music - even at it's most pop.

Hudson Mohawke has been a name present in hotlists since his first LP outting 'Butter' back in 2009, but it appears 2012 is his brightest yet. New credits seem to emerge daily from the highest ranks of the majors. He's tasted the US Billboard charts with one of the year's best received EPs as TNGHT (alongside Montreal's Lunice). With recent love from Rolling Stone, Fader, NME, Spin, The Guardian, Dazed, The Independent, Vice, Notion, XLR8R, Fact & many more - Hudson Mohawke maintains that holy ground between cult DJ and arena-smashing producer. He packs out shows from Shoreditch to SXSW causing avid moshpits and roadblock queues to a young, smart and open minded audience. Who else today unites the affections of Kanye West to Bjork, Just Blaze to Battles, Drake to Fourtet.?This is no longer the hot name we're waiting for the world to catch up on - from the ground up to the top down people know Hudson Mohawke is ready to change the game

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Did We Get Another New Kanye West Song This Weekend? [Video]

11th June 2013 -

 News

At Parklife Festival in Manchester this weekend, producer and DJ Hudson Mohawke might have dropped another new Kanye West song, potentially taken from his upcoming album, Yeezus. The Glaswegian Mohawke played the track believed to...

Hudson Mohawke - Joy Fantastic Feat. Olivier Daysoul

31st March 2010 -

 Video

Joy Fantastic is one of the standout tracks from Hudson Mohawke's latest album 'Butter' released through Warp Records, the track features vocals from Olivier Daysoul and as our review Thom Holmes put it The track...

Hudson Mohawke - Butter

11th February 2010 -

 Review

Review of Hudson Mohawke's album ButterTimes have been quiet in electronic music of late, so joy is me when I am passed a fresh Warp release to cast my critical ear upon. Here we have...

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