June 26, 2015

Tuxedo – Without Your Love


Zone out to the buttery-smooth vocal digs, peppery on-point piano percussion and hand-clap jazz-horn-enhanced gangsta-funk boogie mayhem of “Without Your Love” the latest track from new Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One collaboration, Tuxedo, who recently released their highly-lauded self-titled 12-track album. With good humor, the Tuxedo guys state in an interview with Red Bull Music that they sought to maintain a “fine line between keeping it G and Kenny G” on that album for which “Without Your Love” was originally intended; it’s one of 40 songs that the duo created for Tuxedo and then omitted on the release and it actually ended up as an exclusive Japan-only album-bonus-track. Now available worldwide the boogie-subtle funked-up totally G “Without Your Love” is a perfect track to launch in time for Tuxedo’s US Tour (starting tomorrow) as it beautifully encapsulates the duo’s fantastic meld of style as embodied on their new album; a style which is an expertly-crafted well-balanced soulful medium between west coast gangsta funk and profoundly rich n’ synthy 80’s-inspired instrumentally-laced 80’s boogie grooves. Reviewed by Erin Shay.

06/27 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
06/28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/30 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
07/01 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07/02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
07/03 Vancouver BC – The Alexander (DJ Set)
07/17 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall (DJ Set)
07/18 Philadelphia – The Dolphin (DJ Set)
07/19 Montauk NY – The Surf Lodge
07/20 New York, NY – Poisson Rouge
07/21 Boston, MA – City Hall Plaza

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