Another video game gets high profile music talent attached to it. This time it’s Watch Dogs 2 and Hudson Mohawke’s composition. For those unfamiliar with the producer, he has teamed up with the likes of Drake, John Legend, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Pusha T, Tinashe, Frank Ocean, and Bjork. Ubisoft has even stated that the style of Watch Dogs 2 draws inspiration from Hudson’s earlier work, fusing electronic and hip-hop.
“Working on this soundtrack was a really exciting and refreshing prospect for me, especially considering the themes in the game are things I’m also passionate about,” said Hudson Mohawke. “When Ubisoft approached me to work alongside them in developing the game’s sounds, I knew I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci-fi soundtracks while also 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 and allowing me to reach new audiences with my music without needing a ‘genre’ stamp.”
The official soundtrack for Watch Dogs 2 will be available on November 11th, four days earlier than when the title itself drops on November 15th. If you’re looking for an early taste of Mohawke’s work on the game click here. It will take you to a stream of “Shanghaied,” the first available tune from the soundtrack.
Ubisoft Press Release