Towards the end of the summer, Odd Future’s U.S. tour hit the lovely city of Chicago. Before their show at the Vic Theater, Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, who together form the group MellowHype, came through SoundScape for a Closed Session.  Based what we’ve seen in videos and in concert, we braced ourselves for what we thought could be a raucous session.  However, there was no need to put away the vintage Nuemann Vocal Mic from western Germany that day, as both LeftBrain and Hodgy just chilled out, listened to beats from Thelonious Martin, and came away with this short and sweet record, Break Ya Neck.

The Closed Session documentary explains Hodgy’s calm demeanor, as well as a true humbleness.  “I still don’t feel famous,” he told us, right before heading to the sold out show.

Chicago-based independent label, Closed Sessions, drops Break Ya Neck, the new single featuring Hodgy Beats, with production from Thelonious Martin. This comes via Rubyhornet.

As a bonus, the new track, Albany, from MellowHype is also below. Watch the mini-doc above and DOWNLOAD both of the tracks ASAP.


Albany by MellowHype