Hudson Mohawke at Club Vinyl (Denver)
I’m pretty sure I first heard of Hudson Mohawke when his album Butter (2009) was promoted on Mad Decent’s blog, which at the time was one of my main sources for new music. I was not disappointed by the Glaswegian producer and his unique style. Blending strange time signature cuts and broken drum beats together with glossy synth sounds, this producer has always been one to look out for.
I seem to remember the original article putting the artist’s music in the “instrumental hip-hop” genre, but when I queued it up for the first time, I was confused and surprised. I was expecting something more akin to Company Flow, but this sounded more like an episode of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, where He-Man & Skeletor experiment with kata methamphetamines. Little did I know that this guy would be producing beats for some of music’s biggest names (Drake, Kanye, Pusha T) in 2013, as well as a perfect a style of music (EDM trap) that was about to take over mainstream pop.
I have no idea what to expect next from Hudson Mohawke when he plays at Club Vinyl on Thursday May 29, but if his new track “Structure” is any indication, it will be a party.