There’s plenty of anticipation surrounding Hudson Mohawke and his upcoming full length album Lantern. It’ll be 6 years since Mohawke dropped his first solo project Butter in 2009, but the Scottish producer/DJ has been far from dormant. He teamed with fellow electronic/trap producer Lunice to form TNGHT and the duo has toured globally, a not to mention co-producing “Blood on the Leaves” for Kanye West. Mohawke continued collaborating with Kanye, contributing production to Cruel Summer and eventually signing to G.O.O.D. Music as a producer. More recently his single “Chimes” was the main song for an Apple ad campaign. Throw in some more production credits and DJ gigs around the world, and it can be said that Hudson Mohawke has stayed pretty busy over that 6 year break.
The album drought will end soon as Lantern drops June 16th and features brand new songs in addition to guest appearances by Miguel, Jhené Aiko and Antony. Expect a very eclectic and envelope pushing album that blurs the line of electronic, trap, hip hop, and dance. Mohawke just released the visuals for Lantern’s first single “Very First Breath” and it provides a hint of the creative direction of the project. I’ve really enjoyed Hudson Mohawke’s work because his production knocks pretty hard, while contributing a lot of sonic diversity, which makes you pay attention to the intricacies of his songs.
Hudson Mohawke is currently on tour leading up to the release of Lantern. Noisey (Vice) and Mean Red will be producing his New York City stop on May 28th at the legendary Irving Plaza, so don’t be surprised if they try to make it the most epic show you go to this year. He’ll be making other stops in a city near you, so go check out one of the fastest rising producers right now.
May 23 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop & 1st Ward
May 28 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 29 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
May 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
May 31 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Here’s a video of his Boiler Room set in 2014 to give you a sense of a Hudson Mohawke show.