ABOUT THIS ITEM
Two of the world’s most innovative and exciting producers join forces to create a record bursting with flavour. TNGHT is renowned production talents Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, who debuted this new project at SXSW, prompting all the venue’s windows to smash with a hard blend of minimal dance music and undeniable hip hop beats.
This debut EP explores the duo’s fascination with the current crop of electrically charged rap doing the rounds at the moment, and somehow manages to do it far more authentically than you might think. From the outside it might seem like musical tourism, but the two capture the starkness and claustrophobia inherent in some of the genre’s biggest crossover hits and inject a healthy dose of their own personality to twist things up just a little bit. You might have noticed EP highlight ‘Bugg’n’ on XV’s smoked-out ‘Popular Culture’ mixtape, and the instrumental stands just as tall as its rap-laced counterpart. Elsewhere the duo give a sly nod to classic hardcore production tics on ‘Higher Ground’, offsetting a grubby sampled vocal with the kind of bombastic brass you’d more likely expect to have slammed in your gob on a Ruff Ryders comp than on a Warp EP. Well timed and with enough low-end to sink a luxury yacht, TNGHT show you don’t need to come from Atlanta or Houston to hit where it hurts. Killer!
01. Top Floor
03. Higher Ground
05. Easy Easy