After a five year hiatus between 2017 and 2022, HudMo returned last year to bring back the annual mix series, which first launched in 2007.
“Valentines Slowjams Chapter 16 I think wow,” the producer posted on Twitter yesterday along with a snippet from the mix. “Lock up ur motherssss it’s about that timeeee”.
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First launched 16 years ago, Valentines Slow Jams lands yearly as a free hour-long mix presented by LUCKY ME. This year, the mix’s cover art makes reference to a recent gag on Reddit which caused his 2011 track ‘Cbat’ to go viral 10 years after its release.
“In the cold February of 2007 an approximately 13 year old Hudson Mohawke looked out his window in Glasgow and considered the impending population disaster of the new century,” the story goes, as written in the description of this year’s mix.
“In this dark night of the soul, the founder of the Scottish hip hop forum paced around his beat-dojo pontificating what one boy could do to avert the seemingly inevitable decline of humanity.”
It continues: “Taking to his Myspace blog: please anyone… we have to do something! We have to… He stopped. On a second monitor beside him, a youtube in 480p showed D’Angelo’s Voodoo EPK. D’Angelo d’whispered to him. On his bed lay a tattered copy of Loaded magazine. Mylenne Klass winked at him.”
“On his q-bert-signed Technics, a George Benson Oxfam record sensually bounced in the run out groove. His Karl Kani jorts moist with sweat, heavy was the primal call of mana. Ross knew what needed done.”
Listen to the 12th instalment of Valentines Slow James here.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins