Hudson Mohawke has been keeping busy. After writing and producing much of ANOHNI's critically acclaimed Hopelessness album and working on a string of remixes, he dedicated himself to creating an entire original soundtrack for the upcoming Watch_Dogs 2 video game.
"I get really restless working on projects that are expected to fall within certain “genres”, when I’ve always made all kinds of music," he says in a press release. "Working on a soundtrack was a really exciting and refreshing prospect for me, especially considering the themes involved in the game are things I’m also passionate about. In 2016, this project, along with the ANOHNI LP, have allowed me to experiment and have the opportunity to reach new audiences with my music without needing a 'genre' stamp."
Officially titled Ded Sec - Watch Dogs 2 (OST), the official soundtrack will feature 15 new songs from HudMo that he created specifically for the game—using classic sci fi scores as his inspiration.
"I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci fi soundtracks but incorporating my own style," he explains. "It’s been a real learning experience and even a challenge at some points but very rewarding in terms of expressing myself creatively."
Listen to the first song from the project, "Shanghaied," above and look out for the project's full release on November 11.