I connected with Jay Scarlett in 2006. At this time, he was the only other person I knew championing the producers people now consider "the beat generation". Labels aside, shortly after bouncing a few messages on MySpace, Jay hit me off with a guest mix for BTS. Upon hearing this, a handful of tracks from the same artist really left an impression on me. I asked Jay about the cuts, "Who is this guy?". He replied to my question with a sly chuckle. The artist was Hudson Mohawke out of Glasgow, Scotland. My immediate reaction was...Glasgow? Really?
It didn't take long for me to reach out to HudMo, I can remember the first track I heard on his MySpace was the genre defying cut, "Spotted". At the same time, Mo had his "Hudson's Heeters" beat tape for download on his blog. Not only were these tracks the same ones that Jay had put on his mix, they included tracks that found their way on future releases like the "Choices EP" on Ubiquity, the Heralds Of Changes project with Mike Slott and of course, his debut LP on Warp Records, "Butter". It wasn't more than a month later that Hudson Mohawke created his guest mix for BTS Radio and the worldwide crew started to solidify. Through this, my connect with the entire LuckyMe family took place and no one collective has had a bigger impact, or influence on me in these recent years.
Yes, HudMo is a talented producer, but he's also one of my closet partners. Sharing love for the same childhood staples, imagery and musical upbringing.
If there's anyone that can take on the commercial market, I've always said it'll be Hudson Mohawke, and from what I hear...that could very well be a real possibility. I absolutely hate comparisons because an artist is nothing more than himself...but Hudson Mohawke is just as much Timbaland as he is Boards Of Canada.
Take notice if you haven't already.
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