The UK producer Hudson Mohawke is a few weeks away from releasing Lantern, his first new solo album in what feels like forever. We’ve already heard the early tracks “Ryderz” and “Very First Step,” with Irfane. And given that HudMo has lately put in work with people like Kanye West and Pusha T, it’s not a huge surprise to learn that the album features R&B stars like Miguel and Jhené Aiko. It’s a bit of a surprise, though, to hear HudMo teaming up with Antony Hegarty on the warm, hazy track “Indian Steps.” But HudMo, along with Oneohtrix Point Never, also co-produced Antony’s forthcoming album Hopelessness, and these two just work well together. As Pitchfork points out, BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B just dedicated an entire show to HudMo and Lantern, and the show features a number of unheard Lantern tracks, including the title track, “Kettles,” and “Scud Books.” But the song you’ll probably want to hear first is “Indian Steps.” It starts around the 1:26 mark on the show; head over here to hear it.
Lantern is out 6/16 on Warp.