New Music - Hudson Mohawke, 'Chimes' Remix
Pusha T, Future, French Montana, and Travi$ Scott do over Hudson Mohawke's 'Chimes'.
28 year-old Glaswegian tyke Hudson Mohawke makes earth-shaking, maximalist electronic bangers and devastates pretty much every building he's asked to play in. A few months ago he released his first proper solo record since 2009's Butter - dropping the Chimes EP on Flying Lotus' Warp Records label. Packed tight with spectacular synthwork and brass bad-assery, the four tracks sit somewhere between experimental and danceable, and whilst at four tracks in length it might not be a feast, there's certainly plenty enough to blow your mind in there. The cover art's a trip, too.
Yung HudMo's no stranger to the rap world: as one half of the triumphant TNGHT duo, his unreleased track R U Ready formed the backbone of Blood On The Leaves, a huge number off Kanye West's Yeezus (there's a good read about HudMo's work with Yeezus over at Pitchfork). HudMo went on to rack up production credits on Kanye's I Am a God, Drake's Connect, and Pusha T's Hold On - so he basically played a none too small part in three of 2013's biggest rap records. Now, EP title track Chimes - an easy contender for one of the year's best club tracks, with its synthy chimes, waves of bass and explosive chorus - has been given a do-over by four rap heavyweights - Future, Pusha T, French Montana and Travi$ Scott (clearly some money has been invested into this!).
Future takes chorus duties while the other three bring their braggadacio to the verses. File under 'essential rap remixes of EDM' alongside Flume with Freddie Gibbs, Wacka Flocka with TNGHT, Cudi with Crookers, and Salva with Schoolboy Q, Kurupt, Problem, Bad Lucc.
Here it is: