TNGHT: WHAT_IT_IS

TNGHT (aka Hudson Mohawke and Lunice), after seven years apart, return with their widely anticipated II EP. From it comes “WHAT_IT_IS,” a noisy, Timbaland-esque track with vocal samples, drums and space-like sounds. The end result proves enjoyably odd, courtesy of an unconventional formula. Other tracks on the EP follow suit, although most are darker and more aggressive. From boom-bap and early 2000s hip-hop to modern electronic, …

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New music from Hudson Mohawke, a song for the haters by Kehlani and Shamir Bailey in puppet form in this week's musical round-up

Son Lux: Change is Everything With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track “Change Is Everything” from NYC’s Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in June 2015. The genre-defying song employees lush orchestration and soaring choir harmonies that bolster Ryan Lott’s emphatic vocal delivery. It’s a song about one …

Hudson Mohawke feat. Irfane: Very First Breath

The very talented Hudson Mohawke has teamed up with French vocalist Irfane for “Very First Breath,” a song from HudMo’s upcoming album Lantern, which is set for release 16 June 2015 on Warp. Despite Hudson Mohawke’s trademark pounding bass and glitzy moments, the track is a little more pop-leaning than listeners might be used to; with a forlorn Irfane singing, “Bring us back to the …