How do you make Tuxedo sound even more outrageously fresh? Just unite them with funk pioneers Zapp, of course. That is what has happened on the latest track from Mayer Hawthore and Jake One, with the Troutman family & co. bringing their classic talk box cool to the mix. Shy is available to stream below and you can download it via Stones Throw. Continue reading “Tuxedo ft. Zapp: Shy”
Since the events in Manchester a few weeks ago, the outpourings of love and charity for the city have been inspiring to say the least. Especially with division and hate seeming to be at an all-time high in the UK right now. Up there with the best of them is this new compilation, Manchester With Love.
Featuring over 220 tracks, from Manchester’s musical community, this album does two things – it shows the rich diversity and unity within the various Manchester scenes, plus it also shows that the great city and it’s residents will not be brought down or divided by these horrendous acts. Continue reading “Manchester With Love”
Wicked mix from Tuxedo, providing the perfect aperitif for their album release on Friday. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One had this to say: “The mix contains many Tux Refuxes and other assorted exclusives. Play this only at maximum volume…. We love each and every one of you.” Which is nice. You can stream the mix below and the full tracklist is available on Soundcloud. Tuxedo II is available to pre-order now through Stones Throw. Continue reading “Tuxedo: Intuxication (DJ Mix)”
Well this just brightened up my Sunday no end, which I think we all could do with right about now. If you don’t know, Tuxedo is the disco funk brainchild of Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne – aka Taurus & Aquarius – and they have just released a new EP, Fux with the Tux. If you’re familiar with Hawthorne’s previous releases, you will know the style, but this is very different to a lot of Jake Ones back catalogue. Continue reading “Tuxedo: Fux with the Tux EP”