Hear Hudson Mohawke's new track 'King Kong Beaver'
Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke’s 4-track EP Chimes is out Tuesday, Sept. 30 on Warp Records. Having previously worked with Kanye West, Drake, and Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, as well as Antony Hegarty (lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons), it’s no surprise that his own collection would master a wide a variety of sounds. “Brainwave” is a synth-heavy, ethereal tune. “Chimes”—a previously unreleased but fan-favorite track—is a trappy dance tune that belongs at the sweatiest afterparty you can find. And now, the former TNGHT member is sharing “King Kong Beaver” with EW.
The track is a great example of Mohawke’s refusal of genre. Heavier and more desperate than “Brainwave” but also lighter, less rhythmic and, frankly, more fun than “Chimes,” “King Kong Beaver” is a testament to all the good that can come from blending of hip-hop and electronic music. Hear the exclusive premiere below.