In anticipation of his little swing through the US of A at the end of the month, Scottish bass music wunderkind Hudson Mohawke has dropped a beat he made for Grand Theft Auto V as a free download. Undeniably it's a well built machine with snares that ride on the edge of disaster like a wave about to break. However, it's video game music so don't go expecting anything in your face. It's made to be background music, to create an atmosphere. If you're a nerd and an old man like me who would buy albums back in the day, it's like those tracks on soundtrack albums that are called like "A Night Chase" or like "Entering the Castle" that are from random, un-noteworthy scenes in a movie.
Catch him in the USA on these dates:
27 May - U Street, Washington
28 May - Webster Hall, NYC
29 May - Vinyl, Denver
30 May - Rickshaw Stop, San Fran