They say you’re no good for me

2 10 2009

A little synth-infused throwback soulfunk never hurt anyone. Granted, Stones Throw is milking A Strange Affair somewhat, but if they keep churning out quality remixes, keep on milking I say.

Mayer Hawthorne – Green eyed love (classixx remix) (Stones Throw, 2009)

A strange arrangement of wholesomeness

7 09 2009

Falsetto, throwback Motown soul with a hip hop pedigree. That’s what Mayer Hawthorne brings on his instant classic debut album, A Strange Arrangement. As of today, the album is available in Europe on iTunes and Stones Throw. Read the excellent two-part review on soul-sides, download a remix and indulge in some sunsoaked bliss.

Mayer Hawthorne is cool like that

3 05 2009

Meet the man with the midas touch: Mayer Hawthorne. A Motown pedigree, hip hop stamina and flavor for days. Now with a video for his killer debut single. Soul Sides and On Point have more info & MH goodness.

Mayer Hawthorne’s Motown mix

4 12 2008

Why don’t you indulge in wholesome, aural delights mixed by the man. Motown goodness up for grabs at Scrumptious. Save some room for dessert ‘cuz here’s the track list.

01 Berry Gordy Intro
02 Martha & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room
03 Brenton Wood – I Think You’ve Got Your Fools Mixed Up
04 Bobby Bland – Hands Small But Mighty
05 The Marvelettes – You’re The One For Me Bobby
06 The Steelers – Get It From The Bottom
07 Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind of Fellow
08 Brothers of Soul – I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser
09 Belita Woods – Magic Corner
10 Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love
11 The Escorts – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
12 The 21st Century – I Just Can’t Forget Your Name
13 The Whatnauts – Trouble Making Fool
14 The Superlatives – I Don’t Know How
15 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Baby Baby Don’t Cry
16 Shirley Lawson – One More Chance
17 The Montclairs – Hey You!
18 The Precisions – If This Is Love

Mayer Hawthorne, polar bear toenail cool

9 11 2008

Please allow me to introduce Stones Throw Records’ latest signee: Mayer Hawthorne. A renaissance name for a renaissance man. Mayer plays lead vocalist and instrumentalist on his debut release Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out. The “hanging-by-a-string falsetto and breakbeat production” belie Mayer’s age but underscore his immense musical talent. The sound of a paradigm shift.

Mayer Hawthorne & The County – Just ain’t gonna work out (Stonesthrow, 2008)
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