Hudson Mohawke 'Chimes' In With New EP
By Robert Martin in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 24, 2014 3:00PM
Less than 24 hours after performing for the sweatiest crowd of the weekend at Pitchfork Music Festival, UK producer Hudson Mohawke announced a new EP. Chimes will be released Sept. 30 on Warp Records, the British label responsible for several of dance music’s most sophisticated acts, including Flying Lotus and Aphex Twin. The producer also let loose the EP’s title track, a biting trap number that makes use of the signature HudMo horns heard ‘round the world in 2012.
With its obvious hip-hop influences, Chimes is a low-end beauty that gives brass instruments the street-cred they deserve. This makes sense coming from the guy who flipped Nina Simone’s haunting “Strange Fruit” into a summertime banger for Kanye West to wild out on. The EP only offers three new songs, but based on Hudson Mohawke’s track record, these should be more than enough to keep us moving into next year.