Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs 2 is going to get its soundtrack courtesy of Hudson Mohawke, who has worked with some big names over his career. The first track released is called 'Ded-Sec' and you can listen to it below.
Hudson has produced music since his early teens and has become the go-to producer for the biggest names in music, including Kanye West, Drake, John Legend, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Pusha T, Tinashe, Frank Ocean and Björk. Stylistically, the WATCH_DOGS 2 soundtrack draws a sound that has become synonymous with Hudson Mohawke, harking back to his earlier work fusing electronics and hip-hop, while hinting toward Hudson’s love of Tomita, John Carpenter and Vangelis.
“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 full soundtrack will be released on November 11th, ahead of the games release on November 15th.