By James Killcross
Located in London
Hudson Mohawke x Lunice aka TNGHT have already been written about on this here itno site. But you only got to hear snippets of each track on the EP as all there was was a teaser video on YouTube. Well now, all that changes as they’ve finally let the 5-track record off the leash and it’s now out there somewhere in a big field chewing unsuspecting large-pupilled festival goers ears off (in the best possible way of course).
Opening with the chopped and screwed “Top Floor” which definitely has that Atlanta bass line, perfect teaser into what is to come the further into the EP you get.
Following Top Floor comes the chime-happy “Goooo” which infuses those UK and American underground clanks together into some form of mental repetitive bassy stew.
Moving on from Goooo is “Higher Ground”, this is probably the simplest track on the album but don’t let that fool you. As soon as the track drops it makes you want to punch whoever is sitting either side of you (so make sure you sit next to someone you don’t really like/don’t listen to it on the tube)
Bugg’n is next, if you already know about TNGHT this is the track you’ll have heard. Echoey, hard-hitting, bouncey, once again sticking to the US-inspired hiphop bassline with a wicked change-up half way through the track where in comes a wonky dubstep hook reminiscent of those good old 2006-2008 DMZ days.
Easy Easy is my favourite track off the album. Here they’ve set a precedent as to what hip-hop should be sounding like this year. Frantic synths yet the underlying bass brings you back down. The best advice I can give you is never play this song in front of family as your mum might just cry and ask why it’s called “music”. Apparently Hudson Mohawke is working with Kanye West at the moment which should sound great.