Diggin’ This: Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”


I’ll be honest, it took me a while (as in a couple of minutes) to fully get into this brand new track from HudMo.


I couldn’t help but notice how the whole thing sounded like it was recorded in a hedge.


And those drums? Just a simple, trudging kick-snare and nothing else? We’re allowed to do that?






But after a couple of listens, “Very First Breath” completely won me over.


That vocal trumps all.


And I can’t help humming it hours after I’ve heard it, which is surely the mark of a great song.


I don’t even mind the lo-fi, gritty, recorded-in-a-hedge texture now, either.


In a world of polished and pristine 808 clicks and hits, these drums and sandpaper production aesthetic almost sound punk.



Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”





“Very First Breath” is taken from Hudson Mohawke’s forthcoming brand new album, Lantern.





Pre-order it here.





(I’m still vibing to HudMo’s remix of Armand Van Helden & A-Trak’s “NRG” as a soundtrack to my 80s training montage.)





Listen to other tracks by Hudson Mohawke previously featured on DanDigs.com here.