Hudson Mohawke Scores New 'Watch Dogs 2' Videogame
Published Oct 26, 2016While Hudson Mohawke has busied himself with a variety of projects recently, his last full-length offering remains his 2015 album Lantern. That will soon change, however, as the producer born Ross Birchard has revealed that he's scored the soundtrack to Ubisoft's new open world videogame Watch_Dogs 2.
While the game itself arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 15, Hudson Mohawke's soundtrack, called Ded Sec - Watch Dogs 2 (OST), will come out on November 11 via Warp Records.
At this point, the album will only arrive as a digital release, which will host 16 tracks. You can see the tracklist below, while that's the album art above. Also at the bottom of the page, you can listen to the lead-off track "Shanghaied," which comes via a trailer for the new game.
According to a press release, "The album harks back to his earlier work fusing electronics and hip-hop — but hints towards Hudson's love of Tomita, John Carpenter and Vangelis."
In a statement, Birchard also had this to say about the project:
I get really restless working on projects that are expected to fall within certain "genres", when I've always made all kinds of music. Working on a soundtrack was a really exciting and refreshing prospect for me, especially considering the themes involved in the game are things I'm also passionate about. In 2016, this project, along with the ANOHNI LP, have allowed me to experiment and have the opportunity to reach new audiences with my music without needing a "genre" stamp. I think that's why Ubisoft approached me to work alongside them in developing the game as a whole — I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci-fi soundtracks but incorporating my own style. It's been a real learning experience and even a challenge at some points but very rewarding in terms of expressing myself creatively.
Ded Sec - Watch Dogs 2 (OST):
2. Burning Desire (Hacker)
3. W4tched (Cinema)
4. Haum Sweet Haum
5. Cyber Driver
7. Play N Go
8. Eye For An Eye (Reprise)
9. Cyber Driver (Opera)
12. Burning Desire
13. Eye For An Eye
14. Robot (Finale)
15. Watch Dogs Theme
16. The Motherload