Hudson Mohawke had not even been born when artists like The SOS Band and Alexander O'Neal were celebrating their great successes. And yet his debut album Butter is full of references to the eighties, the age of perms, hectic disco albums and the first hip-hop beats. In 2008, the 23-year-old Scot Ross Birchard (as Hudson Mohawke is officially known) quickly made his name in left-field hip-hop with difficult to harness beats that he brought to his audience with producer friends like Rustie and Mr. Copy under the flag of the Lucky Me Collective. They used hip-hop as the mainframe for their largely instrumental productions but also draw on dubstep, jazz and disco. After signing with the prestigious Warp record label, Birchard brought in singers. You can hear one of them, Olivier Daysoul, on the Prince-like single Joy Fantastic and he has part of the young Scot's energetic live sets for a short time now.