:: Stay funky!
For his new funk project Tuxedo, Los Angeles-based DJ, producer and singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne has teamed up with Seattle boom-bap specialist Jake One. After releasing a three-track EP EP in 2013, the release of the duo’s eponymous debut album is just a few days away – and you can take a full listen now. Tuxedo was mixed by original disco don John Morales at his home studio in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Tuxedo drops officially on March 03, 2015 via Stones Throw Records. The album of twelve tracks will be available as digital download, CD and 2×12″ Gatefold Vinyl LP (incl. download code). You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Tuxedo directly from Stones Throw.
The album is now streaming in its entirety over at NPR First Listen – check it out before the stream’s been taken down upon album release. Do It was the first single taken from Tuxedo’s debut LP. The official video for the song features Isaac Tualaulelei and was directed by Ross Harris and Henry DeMaio – watch it above. New single and album closing track Number One – featuring a sample for ‘Ain’t No Fun‘ – is streaming below.
01. Lost Lover
02. R U Ready
03. Watch the Dance
04. So Good
05. Two Wrongs
06. Tuxedo Groove
07. I Got U
08. The Right Time
09. Roll Along
10. Get U Home
11. Do It
12. Number One
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 25 Feb 2015 // Paris, France // Café A
Fri 27 Feb 2015 // Rotterdam, Netherlands // Bird
Wed 04 Mar 2015 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // The Regent Theater
Thu 05 Mar 2015 // San Francisco, CA, USA // Hawthorn [Disco Funk DJ-Set]
Sat 07 Mar 2015 // Brooklyn, NY, USA // Brooklyn Bowl [Disco Funk DJ-Set]
Wed 11 Mar 2015 // Hollywood, CA, USA // Amoeba Music
More ‘Mayer Hawthorne’ on Music Pickings:
2013, May 16 − New Album: Where Does This Door Go (2013/07/16) / First Single ‘Her Favorite Song’
2011, Dec 24 − Christmas Time Is Here
2011, Dec 13 − Dreaming + N-JOY Soundfiles Live Concert
2011, Oct 08 − New Album: How Do You Do
2011, Sept 04 − The Walk
2011, Aug 29 − A long time
2011, Aug 16 − Mayer Hawthorne and The County LIVE TONIGHT