hudson-mohawke-lantern-album-release-1-616x440The Band: One of Scotland’s true success stories, Hudson Mohawke’s career trajectory from bedroom sets and Subcity radio to worldwide superstar producer and Kanye West cohort is the stuff of veritable fairy tale. Having recently admitted to working alongside the likes of Anton Hegarty and Yannis Philippakis on respective projects – not to mention the small matter of West’s forthcoming album – the 29 year old has also found time to ready his sophomore solo LP, Lantern.

The Sound: Having displayed his penchant for old school R&B and soul by sampling the likes of Wanda Robinson and O.C. Smith in recent years, ‘RYDERZ’ again sees HudMo dip into his esoteric back catalogue, this time paying homage to sample based hip hop and the likes of Just Blaze and Dipset via the atman of 70’s songwriter D.J. Rogers’ ‘Watch Out for the Riders’.  Far removed from the skull crushing thump of TNGHT, the track is a microcosm of the more measured, ballad-driven neon which fans can expect from Lantern.

The Lowdown: Lantern is released 16th June 2015 via Warp. Hudson Mohawke hits up a range of festival dates this summer which you can find here