Hudson Mohawke and James Blake are two of the biggest producers to come out of the U.K. in recent times. According to a Twitter exchange between the two, they planned to work together with HudMo having sent Blake instrumentals. HudMo also let slip that he was working with Frank Ocean on new music around the same time.
The tweets began when HudMo responded to a fan praying for a collaboration between himself and Blake.
We demo'd a few as well as Frank O n myself but I can't get into anymore trouble for leaks:/ https://t.co/Bp0sabl9gx— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 11, 2016
None of this music is confirmed as ever seeing the light of day n im not gona leak anything— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 11, 2016
When this was picked up on by media outlets Blake, who released his latest album The Colour In Anything earlier this year, distanced himself from the suggestion.
As talented as I think he is, I've never worked with Hudson Mohawke and don't know what he's talking about. I'm respectfully baffled.— James Blake (@jamesblake) August 12, 2016
This, in turn, led to HudMo clarifying his position.
Maybe need to clarify few things here...James tried a few things with some insts of mine for my last record but didn't come to anything— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 14, 2016
Frank and I worked together on some things but didn't really come to anything either. That's why I left those tweets up though— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 14, 2016
As I said doubt anything will see the light of day cos both were a few years ago now. Would be amazing if they did tho. Anywaysssss all good— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 14, 2016
However, this was seemingly not enough and he came back with another tweet in which he shared a screengrab of an email between himself and Blake regarding their work together.
can’t believe i have to prove this. Seems so petty. nothing against james - but who do these mags think i am?!— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 14, 2016
This tweet led to Blake sharing a note in which he thanked God he and HudMo never got their collaboration off the ground.
HudMo's latest tweet appears to be an attempt to get the previously good natured discussion back on track, away from the eyes of social media.
@jamesblake I'll get in touch when I'm back n talk privately, this is blown way out of proportion now.140 characters taken out of context— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) August 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Oneohtrix Point Never found the whole thing worthy of a teen movie.
The FADER has reached out to both James Blake and Hudson Mohawke for comment.