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Premiere: Soar Through the City in Hudson Mohawke's Manic New Video for "System"

The closest you'll get to tripping out while riding in a helicopter.

by Noisey Staff
Oct 22 2015, 1:54pm

As part of Warp's ongoing collaboration with Channel 4's Random Acts series, we've already seen Battles' video for "Dot Net". This time round the exclusive comes from Kanye West collaborator and production mastermind Hudson Mohawke, and it's a video for the track "System," taken from his recent record Lantern.

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“System is about big cities and screens, manic focused euphoria and cinematic panoramas", says one of the video's directors, Nic Hamilton. "It is the experience of NYC from a helicopter at dawn with a 4G connection." What this means, essentially, is that the video features a buttload of shots of skyscrapers and is the closest you'll get to flying around a city without transfiguring into a robotic bird. Watch below, and then check out the trailer for our Hudson Mohawke documentary, Very First Breath, coming soon:

Catch Hudson Mohawke at the following dates:
Oct 31 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov 2 - Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
Nov 6 - Austin - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 7 - Dallas - South Side Music Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 10 - Nashville - Exit/In (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 11 - Chicago - Concord Music Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 12 - Detroit - St Andrews Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 13 - Toronto - Mod Club Theatre (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 14 - Burlington - Artsriot (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 15 - Boston - Paradise Rock Club (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 17 - Philadelphia - TLA (w/ The-Dream)
Nov 18 - New York - Webster Hall (w/ The-Dream)
Dec 2 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
Dec 3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Dec 4 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Dec 9 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Dec 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Dec 11 - Manchester, UK - Warehouse Project
Dec 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC