In the latest round of He Said, She Said (well, in this case it would be He Said, He Said), electronic standouts Hudson Mohawke and James Blake appear to be having a bit of a social-media beef.
It’s stupidly complicated, so let’s start here: A few days back, HudMo responded to a fan tweet asking for joint HudMo and James Blake music. He wrote, “We demo’d a few as well as Frank O n myself but I can’t get into anymore trouble for leaks.” Then he hedged, “None of this music is confirmed as ever seeing the light of day n im not gona leak anything.”
Blake, however, denied working with HudMo, writing on Twitter: “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.”
On Sunday, HudMo (again) clarified his comments, tweeting: “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.”
“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.” And again, he wrote that he wasn’t sure his work with either artist would ever be released. “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.”
Was it all good, though? HudMo returned to Twitter to publish a screencap of an email between himself and Blake.
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
— James Blake (@jamesblake) August 14, 2016
To which Blake responded, with a note thanking God that he and HudMo never did release anything together.
@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
As you can see, HudMo thinks this situation has “blown way out of proportion.” We agree.