Forgive the obnoxious radio I.D. tags, but “Ryderz” emerged over the weekend, the second track to be revealed from Hudson Mohawke’s forthcoming Lantern, and is immediately one of the best electronica cuts of 2015. Best known as one-half of TNGHT (as well as his work on Yeezus), “Ryderz” presents an interesting development in HudMo’s progression. The song is anchored by a soulful sample of D.J. Rogers’ “Watch Out For The Riders,” far removed from the blistering, in-your-face jolts from a song such as “Higher Ground.” On the original, Rogers is warning of an impending approach, while HudMo propels the narrative further. The ryderz have arrived.
UPDATE “Ryderz” is now available to stream on Spotify.