Tuxedo is Mayer Hawthorne and Josh One whose third album finds them riding the breaking edge on a fresh wave of gangster boogie – a wave that owes as much to G-funk as P-funk.
This is a mélange of Cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant funk that resonates truth and authenticity in an era where so many are faking it. As Snoop Dogg says in the lead track “The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party.”
Check out the lead track, Fux with the Tux.
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo in 2016. Their first release was christened as “Dance floor catnip” by the Boston Globe, and “Pure disco-funk hot fire” by Okayplayer. Considering their individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd and De La Soul) and eight GRAMMY nominations between the two of them, it’s no surprise that their powers combined have yet again yielded an absolute slapper, perfect for dance parties in 2019 and beyond.
Recommended for fans of of Zapp, Gap, Jam/Lewis, Junie Morrison, Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo.
“This is celebration music…” says Mayer in a recent interview with NPR. After all – the transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self-affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the
spirit of self-love…of self-expression. Tuxedo’s music is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.
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