Hud-Mo and Red Bull threw a hell of a party under a North London park
How was your Wednesday night? Pizza and Bake Off was it? Classic. Us? Oh not much, we just saw Hudson Mohawke three floors below street level in the breathtaking Collins Music Hall. Red Bull's Future Underground - a trio of top secret events - kicked off in style with the Glaswegian titan bringing and apocalyptic level of sound.
Gazing down on the crowd from the top floor, the venue had the feel of a nuclear bunker, or a level out of TimeSplitters, with Hudson acting as a manic composer, conducting the theme tune to the end of the world. Performing with his full live set up (minus French vocalist Irfane), Hud Mo delivered a tour de force of his biggest and best tracks, along with a debut of new track "Chocolate Keytar"
Hudson was supported by Lucy Me label mate Eclair Fifi and the London Sinfonietta, who added a touch of otherworldly class to the proceedings. After bowing out with summer anthem "Ryderz", Hud Mo brought out his secret weapon for the night in the form of Queens rapper and beard-enthusiast Action Bronson. The two had collaborated in 2014 on an untitled track for Hud Mo's Boiler Room and Bronson had the crowd at fever pitch, particularly when he made frequent dives amongst them for selfies and serenades.
Once we emerged back onto ground level and made a mad dash for the last tube, we caught a moment to reflect on the night's proceedings. Future Undergound is intended to reinvigorate the capital's embattled nightlife by celebrating and rewarding spontaneity and if last night was any indication, they've done a pretty good job of it.
Keep an eye on the Future Underground website for Friday's headliner announcement and look out for updates from tonight's Charlie XCX event with #futureunderground.
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10 Sep 2015