New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Disco Funk Duo Tuxedo

Posted by Amoebite, May 12, 2015 06:29pm | Post a Comment

Tuxedo Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne

tuxedoRetro soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne came out of left-field in 2009 with his Stones Throw debut, Strange Arrangement. In no time he was getting props by A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Mark Ronson, and John Mayer. He's toured with Bruno Mars, Fitz and The Tantrums and collaborated with cats like Snoop Dogg and Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates. Like former Stones Throw artist Aloe Blacc, Hawthorne soon made the leap from indie to major label. After releasing two albums under Universal Republic, touring the world, and garnering a GRAMMY nod, Mayer Hawthorne returned to his indie home at Stones Throw for a super mash-up with Hip Hop go-to producer Jake One (G-Unit, Rhymsayers). Jake One is what you'd consider a producer's producer.

As disco funk outfit Tuxedo, the duo capitalize on Jake One's knack for obscure breaks and Mayer Hawthorne's melody skills, and the result is a throwback sound from which no dance floor is safe. Their self-titled debut is perfect for any summer party, slumber party, backyard BBQ or washing your Camero on a Saturday in slow motion. Nevermind the bellbottoms and butterfly collars of the '70s, this is a bowtie affair! 

In support of Tuxedo, Jake and Mayer recently treated fans to an exclusive DJ set at Amoeba Hollywood. Both guys are deep crate diggers and collectors of rare vinyl and they couldn't resist looking for few a gems while they were here. After searching record stores all over Europe, Mayer finally found Sebastien Tellier's Sexuality on vinyl. Sometimes it's best to check Amoeba first! Jake One snagged a rare copy of Tony Love's Soul Funk classic "We're Doing it Together." They also got a bit nostalgic, picking up records from their childhood. Mayer discovered a vinyl copy of The Great Muppet Caper soundtrack while Jake One dug up the '80s compilation, Break-Master Featuring The New York City Breakers.

Watch the full "What's In My Bag?" episode below to see all their great picks.         

Tuxedo - What's in My Bag? 
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More pictures from the Tuxedo Amoeba Hollywood in-store here.

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