Noisey and Hudson Mohawke Made A Film About His ‘Very First Breath’

Hudson Mohawke is known to be one of the biggest and most influential producers of our time. Very few would argue with that statement and I'm not one to do that. Neither is Noisey, so it seems - as they decided to make a full length doco on the producer. If you're a fan, this is a MUST WATCH. If you've been living under a rock and have never heard of the guy, you should definitely educate yourself by pressing play.

The first time I heard Hudson Mohawke, was when a friend of mine dropped a HudMo mix of a Tweet and Missy Elliot song (you know which one) into his set and my mind just woke up.

I wanted to hear more. I wanted to know more. And I wanted to get on the dance floor. I did not mean for that to rhyme..

Anyhow, that was years ago and I’ve been following his career ever since – just from that one song. Hear it below to understand what I’m on about.

Back to the documentary, though…

Presented by Noisey, the documentary follows Hudmo, real name Ross Birchard, as he heads back home to Glasgow to throw a party to honour the good old days with his oldest friends. We get clips of his youth, including his stint as 15-year-old DJ Itchy at the UK DMC Championships for vinyl scratching, a revisit to his compositions on the original Playstation, and his first gig on air at Glasgow University’s Subcity Radio.

Noisey and Ross also delve into the history of LuckyMe, originally a club night that Ross and his mate’s started in their hometown, which is super interesting. Shots and discussions of his signing to Warp, working with Lunice as TNGHT, and starting work with Kanye are all explored too.