Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blazin' Disco-Funk FIRE: Tuxedo - "Tuxedo Funk EP" (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake-One?)

"Tuxedo Funk EP," a mysterious 3-track quick-strike EP was quietly uploaded online about a week ago. It's been slowly picking up steam across The Blogosphere and I finally gave it a listen late Monday night, too. Blue-Eyed Soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne is quite obviously the man handling vocal duties over top of what's rumored to be smooth production work from either Jake-One, RAC, or Dâm-Funk. The unique blend of Soul-Funk, Doo-Wop, Hip-Hop, and EDM ends up sounding something like Bruno Mars meets Daft Punk [or just Chromeo] ha. Supposedly cloaked in secrecy due to label-binding contracts, I'm sure Tuxedo's true identities will be revealed eventually; But regardless, there's more Funk housed in these 3 tracks than on Red Hot Chili Pepper's failed 3-album opus, Stadium Arcadium (2006). "Do It" is hands down, my personal favourite track, after a few early listens. Tuxedo Funk's opener is nearly 4:15 of blazin' Disco-Funk FIRE that's almost hard to describe in sheer words... so, just head on over to Tuxedo's newly-established Soundcloud page, download their EP, and give it a spin! Stones Throw recently re-released a 12 x 45 box set of Hawthorne's major label debut, How Do You Do? (2011). While it might not have been intentional or extremely malicious, Mayer Hawthorne seemingly fired a lone subliminal shot aimed @ Justin Timberlake; who arguably, jacked his whole Blue-Eyed Soul style for best-selling new album, The 20/20 Experience... Tuxedo vs. "Sit & Tie!?"

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