The keenly anticipated debut from Hudson Mohawke is one of the most arresting albums of 2009. It’s hard to put a finger on the young Glaswegian’s style – there’s traces of dubstep, hip-hop, R & B and electronica strewn across the album, without any apparent regard for established musical patterns.
The result is fascinating – a restless, out-of-phase ride that heads in one direction, darts to the next, before coming back again. Hud Mo – a former DMC champ in his teenage years – could be the dubstep/hip-hop equivalent of Warp Records stable mate Jackson & His Computer Band – himself a true master of glitchy, cut and paste electronica.
Review: Aaron Coultate