Clutchy Hopkins is purportedly a multi-instrumentalist musician based mostly out of California. His existence has not but been absolutely verified, although he’s extensively believed to be a pseudonym for one among a number of widespread DJs. The true id of the individual (or individuals) behind the music isn’t publicly identified.
Recent historical past
On September 9, 2006, a YouTube video claiming to be documentary footage about Clutchy Hopkins was uploaded. The video’s finish credit comprise the URL www.misledchildren.com. Originally, this web site featured a 12-monitor album titled “The Life of Clutchy Hopkins“, plus a white-label retailer that bought the album, a quick description, and get in touch with info for a seemingly random Hotmail tackle. The YouTube video’s credit additionally point out a Myspace web page which options grainy images of a ragged-trying bearded man carrying a flannel shirt.
In February 2007, music weblog Idolator revealed a quick submit on the music, describing it as “MF Doom-like hip hop instrumentals with India-influenced guitar tracks and some smoother downtempo work that might fool Portishead fans” and speculating that Clutchy may be a pseudonym for DJ Shadow. Additional consideration from Okayplayer and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole sparked dialogue amongst music bloggers who postulated that Cut Chemist, Madlib, Money Mark or Shawn Lee may be answerable for the music. Clutchy’s true id was by no means found, however in early 2008, famous funk label Ubiquity Records launched “Walking Backwards”, a full-size album of recent Clutchy music, that includes visitor vocals from Darondo. It was adopted by two collaborations with Shawn Lee and the 2009 album “Music Is My Medicine”, credited to Clutchy Hopkins and Lord Kenjamin. In April 2010, Ubiquity launched one other solo album titled “The Storyteller”.
Also in 2008, Porter Records launched an album titled “Odean Pope and the Misled Children”. While the connection stays unclear, the sound of the Misled Children is similar to Clutchy Hopkins, and the URL from the YouTube video suggests a connection. Another Misled Children album titled “Peoples Market” is listed on AllMusic.
Noted graphic artist Jim Mahfood has created art work and album covers for latest Clutchy Hopkins tasks.
In 2012, Clutchy Hopkins and future soul artist Erik Rico collaborated on an upcoming music venture for the Animated Cartunes label.
|Peoples Market (as Misled Children)||2005||Porter Records|
|The Life of Clutchy Hopkins||2006||Crate Digler|
|MF Doom Meets Clutchy Hopkins (promotional EP)||2007||none|
|Walking Backwards||2008||Ubiquity Records|
|Odean Pope and the Misled Children (as Misled Children, with Odean Pope)||2008||Porter Records|
|Clutch of the Tiger (with Shawn Lee)||2008||Ubiquity Records|
|Music Is My Medicine (with Lord Kenjamin)||2009||Ubiquity Records|
|Fascinating Fingers (with Shawn Lee)||2009||Ubiquity Records|
|The Story Teller||2010||Ubiquity Records|
|The Life of Eugene Harrington (as Eugene Harrington)||2010||NOECHO|
|excessive desert low tide (with Fat Albert Einstein)||2017||Crate Digler|
|ICEBOX (with The Red Spiders/JVISION/E.SC)||2017||SwampCoolin|