Time Out says
Back when he was just known as a hip hop producer and DJ, Mayer Hawthorne started recording his own Motown songs as a way of avoiding paying licenses for samples. What started as a cute money-saver has since blossomed into a full-time career, but the widely feted Detroit soul man still gets behind the decks on a regular basis. He's back in the international spotlight right now with Tuxedo, the disco-funk duo that also includes big-time Seattle producer Jake One and just put out a superb sophomore album that breathes new life into '70s soul. Get ready for silky smooth beats and a vocal masterclass when these gentlemen take on Shibuya's Vision together with local lights Tofubeats and Seiho.