Hudson Mohawke & Lunice Take Hip-Hop to 'Higher Ground' With 'TNGHT'
doesn't happen that often, and when it does happen, it's 50/50 whether it's successful, so we just never got around to doing it," he continues, gathering steam. "Then last summer we had a couple of days where we were both in London. We didn't intend to make a record, we just experimented and had some drinks and see what we came up with."
"We both bring in our own little style into the project," Lunice chimes in over the phone, ostensibly from the London studio where the two produced the majority of their collaborative EP. "You can totally hear my style, you can totally hear his style, and you put the two together, it creates a third element, which is the TNGHT."
With the hip-hop world currently playing catchup, attempting last-minute Skrillex collaborations, appearing vaguely miffed at deadmau5's "button pushing" ramblings and rampant David Guetta-baiting, it appears that rappers are finally beginning to take notice to the vibrant electronic music scene around them. Hip-hop is, after all, a game ruled by kings, and when Kanye attaches himself to a sound, the industry follows suit.
"I think they're just starting to get it," HudMo concedes. "They'll be super into a couple tracks and not some other stuff. Things that I would think are very simple and straightforward, they'll be like 'No, it's too left field.' A lot of people are just looking for something that sounds like whatever the last hit was. Difficult to break through that, but I feel like we're getting there."
"Until the record comes out, that's when we can really see the whole situation," Lunice adds. "Right now its starting to bubble. A lot of rappers are showing interest, but until the record release, that's when we can get a clear idea of where we are in the whole rap