Hudson Mohawke lends new track ‘Play N Go’ to Watch Dogs 2 soundtrack
At the intersection of where electronic dance music and video game music meet, we have artists like Porter Robinson and deadmau5 who are famously influenced by digital gaming scores. Now we have Hudson Mohawke trying his hand at composing video game music, though he is taking his own lane with his debut gaming composition.
Accompanying Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2, due out on November 15, Hudson Mohawke has shared “Play N Go” off of the game’s forthcoming soundtrack, which will lands a few days in advance on November 11 via Warp Records. Swapping out 8-bit tones for a dreamy blend of downtempo hip-hop and buzzing future bass, HudMo’s latest piece immediately takes on a life of its own without the video game’s visual reference.
“Play N Go” is an intriguing patchwork of clinking chimes and pitched-up vocal samples entwined in a tribal drum rhythm, that has the Scottish producer’s distinct fingerprint all over it. Just as suited for a cruise in the car as it is for a 16-bar freestyle verse, “Play N Go” makes for a notable HudMo highlight this year, and points to a soundtrack full of gems just around the corner.