VIDEO: TUXEDO (MAYER HAWTHORNE & JAKE ONE) INTERVIEWED AT RECORD LIBRARY FOR RADIO FRANCE

The duo of Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One got interviewed by Radio France inside their their record library, picking records & talking about their history of music. Peep the cool interview below! Tuxedo album out right now!

AUDIO: THE BEAT JUNKIES PRESENT: SOUNDCHECK – EP. 2 w/ ELZHI & TUXEDO (3.10.15)

If you have been following what we’ve been doing, you know that we started our very own Radio Station channel at Dash Radio….Beat Junkie Radio! We also have our very own show called Soundcheck, that we do live every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 7-10PM. We launched our first show on February 10th with special guests Dilated Peoples, MED, & LMNO.

This past Tuesday, March 10th, we did our 2nd show with special guests Elzhi & Tuxedo aka Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One. We posted up this week’s show on our soundcloud page. Now you’re wondering “What about the 1st episode?”. We’ll post that up soon but we wanted to flip it & post up the 2nd episode first. Enjoy the show & make sure you tune in to Beat Junkie Radio, exclusively on Dash.

Episode 2 w/ Elzhi & Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
March 10, 2015.

First Hour
Mix: Dj D-Styles
1. Grand Master Flash & The Furious 5 – The Message (Tall Black Guy remix)
2. Love Again Instrumental – Run The Jewels
3. Danny Brown- blunt after blunt
4. Eprom – Empires
5. Love Again inst. – unknown artist
6. E-40 – Art Of Storytellin
7. Captain Murphy feat Viktor Vaughn (DOOM) x Earl Sweatshirts x ThunderCat – Between villains
8. Royal Flush feat Sean Price – Beasting
9. Dizz1 – Frazzled
10. Jon Wayne – Mean Muggin
11. Stagga – The Motoskillz
12. Stagga – Stagga Sound Killer
13. Gas Lamp Killer – Flange Face
14. Adrian Younge – Turn Down The Sound
15. Rapsody – Godzilla

Guest Interview: Elzhi
16. Elzhi – February (prod by 14KT)
17. Jake One ft. Elzhi & Royce da 5’9 – Glow
18. Elzhi – Boomerang Slang
 (prod by Houseshoes)

19. Dabrye – Game Over feat Jay Dee
 (Instr)
20. Step Brothers – Step Masters
21. Freestyle Fellowship – This Write Here
22. Jay Dee – Hoard Inst.

Second Hour:
Mix: J.Rocc – Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Mix
1. Notorious B.I.G. – Queen Bitch
2. Notorious B.I.G. – Players Anthem demo
3. Biggie Freestyle 2 (Bucktown beat)
4. Notorious B.I.G. feat Sadat X – Come On
5. Red Hot Lover Tone – 4 my peeps feat Notorious B.I.G. & Organized Konfusion
6. Pudge The Fat Bastard feat Notorious B.I.G. – Think Big
7. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
8. Heavy D & The Boys feat Notorious B.I.G. – A Buncha Niggas
9. Eddie F & The Untouchables – Let’s Get It on feat Heavy D, 2pac x Notorious B.I.G. x Grand Puba
10. Notorious B.I.G. – The Ugliest
11. Notorious B.I.G. – Real Niggaz Do Real Things
12. Notorious B.I.G. – Freestyle (Black Superman)

13. De La Soul – Rock Ko.Kane inst.

Guest Interview: Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
14. Tuxedo – Do It
15. Tuxedo – Number One
16. Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
17. Tuxedo – R U Ready
18. Tuxedo – So Good Inst

19. Slum Village – slum village
20. PRHYME – U Looz

3rd Hour
Mix: Dj Rhettmatic
1. Slum village – Scheming feat Jay dee x Posdnuos x Phife Dawg
2. Oddisee x Phonte – Requiem
3. eMC – Triple Threat
4. Frank Nitt – Slipping
 (prod. by J.Rocc)
5. Jay Electronica – Road To Perdition
6. yU & nottz – Homicide
7. Ab Soul – 47 Bars
8. Ras Kass x Apollo Brown – PNT
9. D.R.U.G.S – Dark jr
 (Inst)
10. Your Old Droog – Sonic Youth
 (prod. by Marco Polo)
11. Oddisee – Word To Wise
12. Kissing The Curb
 – Jake One ft. Busta Rhymes x Bishop Lamont
13. Now On – Catapults
14. 14KT – W.C.E.F feat MED x Kokane
15. 14KT – RockABye Baby
16. eMC – Charly Murphie
17. Joey Bada$$ – Paper Trail$
 (prod. by Dj Premier)
18. Saga – City Streets feat Roc Marciano
19. Your Old Droog – Homicide
20. Gangrene feat. Earl Sweatshirts – Play it cool
21. Red Bills – The Black Opera
22. Snoop Dogg – Cadillacs
 (prod. by Madlib)
23. The Joint Chiefs (Frank Nitt & Rhettmatic) – The Nitty Show
24. Fashawn feat. Busta Rhymes – Out The Trunk
25. Crown Royale (Buff1 x Rhettmatic) – The Chosen Few ft. MED, Fashawn, & Tres Styles
26. Axel F – Superman
27. Talib Kweli x Madlib ft. Strong Arm Steady
 – The Function
28. The Visionaries feat. Rakaa & Brother J – Need To Learn
28. Gangrene – All Bad
29. Gangrene – Take Drugs
30. Gangrene – Vodka & Ayahuasca

MUSIC VIDEO: TUXEDO – “NUMBER ONE”

These boys are doing it right now…..fresh from their LA/SF/NY shows, Tuxedo drops another video gem from their #1 R&B ITunes self-titled album. The song is called “Number One”. The Tuxedo album is OUT RIGHT NOW!!

MIXTAPES THAT JAKE ONE & MAYER HAWTHORNE (DJ HAIRCUT) MADE THAT INSPIRED THE CREATION OF TUXEDO

The creation of Tuxedo came about when platinum producer Jake One & singer/producer Mayer Hawthorne exchanged with each other their Funk & Boogie mixtapes: Jake’s mixtape series “AR” & Mayer’s mixtape as Dj Haircut “Shoot The Duck”.

“Mixtapes are part of the reason Tuxedo exists. Jake and Mayer made these two mixtapes long before they knew each other, about 10 years ago. Shortly after meeting they exchanged these mixes, and realized the ground was already set for their collaboration.”

INTERVIEW: NOISEY INTERVIEWS TUXEDO (MAYER HAWTHORNE & JAKE ONE)

While in Toronto, Canada for a DJ gig, the dynamic duo of funk, Tuxedo which consists of singer/producer Mayer Hawthorne & platinum record producer Jake One, did an interview with Noisey, discussing their love for Funk & Boogie, how they connected, & why they say ‘Funk & Disco has never left’.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview

Now disco and funk seems to be making a comeback.
Hawthorne:
 Oh yeah, now it’s huge. I mean the top two records last year were disco.
One: It was kinda weird for us in particular because we probably did the first record in 2007, the first song for this project. So building songs over the years, and Mayer Hawthorne kind of happened in the middle of that, which took him to a whole different place, obviously, in life.
Hawthorne: Jake was doing beats for Drake and Rick Ross and everybody.
One: It was just something that we were doing for fun.
Hawthorne: Every once in a while we’d get together for two weeks or a week and knock a couple out and go our separate ways and come back and do it again for a week. The whole record we did actually make in the same room together, though.
One: Going back to your question—last year we heard “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk) and “Treasure” (Bruno Mars). So I was like, “fuck man, we had these!” The whole time, we had them. I was kind of like, man I don’t want people to think we’re biting their shit. That definitely wasn’t the case, but it made me feel like there was a place for this. It was just sort of confirming our passion. It is weird that it’s a thing, you know?

To read the rest of the interview, click here: http://noisey.vice.com/en_au/blog/Tuxedo-Hawthorne-Jake-One-Tattoo-Toronto-venue-Interview

NEW MUSIC: TUXEDO – “WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME”

The duo of Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One aka Tuxedo drops a special holiday remake of Paul McCarthy‘s “Wonderful Christmastime”. This little ditty should hold you over til their official album drops in March 2015 on Stones Throw.

MAYER HAWTHORNE & JAKE ONE ARE “TUXEDO” – NEW ALBUM COMING SOON!

The dynamic duo of Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One have joined forces to become “Tuxedo”. These two talented indivuduals got together to make that stoopid funk grooves that’ll make you wanna get down & boogie!

Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) – they are descendants of the one- word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp. 

The Tuxedo collaboration began with an exchange of mixtapes back in 2006. The fruits of a long-standing kinship were three tracks that mysteriously showed up on Internet doorsteps nearly two years ago. In between personal projects, these three tracks became a full album’s worth of Tuxedo. The album was mixed by original disco don dada John Morales at his home studio in South Plainfield, New Jersey. “I flew out there,” Mayer says. “His wife made me spaghetti and everything.” 

The duo is excited to release the upcoming album on Stones Throw Records, which also marks Mayer’s return to the label since his debut release of A Strange Arrangement in 2009. Until then, stay classy.” 

Album drops March 3, 2015!

MUSIC VIDEO: TUEXEDO (MAYER HAWTHORNE & JAKE ONE) – “DO IT”

Here’s the first official music video from Tuxedo, the joint collaboration of Mayer Hawthorne & producer extraordinaire Jake One. Here more of their goodness here. Their full LP coming soon on Stones Throw Records.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS (VIDEO): J.ROCC – “STAY FRESH”

What’s up folks….I’m back with another installment of “Throwback Thursdays”.

Today’s installment is the official video of J.Rocc‘s single “Stay Fresh”, off his solo debut album “Some Cold Rock Stuf” on Stones Throw Records.  This video was shot by Mayer Hawthorne while him, J, & Peanut Butter Wolf were touring Japan (a few months after the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami). Special cameo by the King Of Diggin, Dj Muro.

The Funky President has been busy in the lab cooking up some goodies. Stay tuned for the Axel F album with M.E.D. in November as well as a special Beat Tape coming out on Stones Throw at the end of the year…..

But for the meantime, enjoy the throwback video (from a few years ago….)

Rhettmatic

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: MAYER HAWTHORNE – “CRIME” feat. KENDRICK LAMAR

New music video by the homie Mayer Hawthorne called “Crime” featuring Kendrick Lamar.  Off his album “Where Does This Door Go”(Out Right Now).  Directed by Rashida Jones of “Parks And Recreation” fame.

Also peep out Mayer’s other group with producer 14KT called Jaded Inc. Here’s a free download of their remake of the classic A Flock Of Seaguls song “I Ran”