Kanye West Collaborator Working on Watch Dogs 2's Soundtrack, Listen to First Song Here

Listen to the song "Shanghaied" right now.


The original soundtrack for Watch Dogs 2 will be composed by producer Hudson Mohawke, Ubisoft announced today. Mohawke, whose real name is Ross Birchard, has collaborated with a number of big-name artists, including Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Frank Ocean.

According to Ubisoft, Mohawke's Watch Dogs 2 soundtrack hearkens back "to his earlier work fusing electronics and hip-hop, while hinting toward [his] love of Tomita, John Carpenter, and Vangelis."

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In a statement, Mohawke said making Watch Dogs 2's soundtrack was a "refreshing prospect" for him, in part because the game's themes are also what he's passionate about.

"When Ubisoft approached me to work alongside them in developing the game's sounds, I knew I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci-fi soundtracks while also incorporating my own style," he said. "It's been a real learning experience, and even a challenge at some points, but very rewarding in terms of expressing myself creatively and allowing me to reach new audiences with my music without needing a 'genre' stamp."

You can listen to one of the songs from Watch Dogs 2's soundtrack, "Shanghaied," in the Spotify embed below. It's also available on Apple Music, Google Play, and Bleep.

Watch Dogs 2 releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 15. It was recently delayed on PC and will launch on the platform a couple weeks later, on November 29. You can check out the system requirements here.

Director Danny Belanger recently talked to GameSpot about how Watch Dogs 2 takes itself less seriously, resulting in a game that's more lighthearted and creative than the first.

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