From: Glasgow, Scotland
Has Produced For: TNGHT, G.O.O.D. Music
Signature Song: Teyana Taylor and John Legend "Bliss"
Hudson Mohawke is one of the year's breakout stars. The producer and DJ spent years connecting with underground audiences through YouTube remixes and solo EPs while staying true to his electronic sound. His biggest exposure to American audiences came when he was called on to help produce numerous tracks on G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer.
Mohawke also paired up with Montreal's Lunice to form TNGHT, in hopes of changing the sonic landscape of hip-hop and giving it a more minimal, futuristic sound. That was applied on TNGHT's self-titled EP
, which has also earned him acclaim in music circles this year.