Equipped with modern production techniques and his long famed musicianship, Booker T. Jones, referred simply as Booker T in this case, is set to release a new album on Stax entitled Sound The Alarm. The title track below receives accompaniment from Mayer Hawthorne who blends in perfectly with Booker's rich production.
Due out June 25, the album invites an array of contemporary soul singers, including Luke James, Gary Clark Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, as well as the classic miss Sheila E.
Hop over to Billboard to read more about what Booker T has to say about the upcoming project.
New mystery duo Tuxedo (rumored to be Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One) have released a funky self-titled EP that is just too much fun. Listen below.
Earlier this month, we saw Mayer Hawthorne blow out his lover's brains in his video for "The Walk." But of course, he didn't really do that, did he? Go behind the scenes and see how he pulled it off for the camera. He also talks a bit about the song and even hugs his ex boo.
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California-based producer Nick Waterhouse may be a newcomer but he's certainly already creating a space for himself within the realm of vintage soul.
His dedication to preserving a vintage sound is impressive when you consider his technique, which includes "entirely vintage analog equipment, open-reel tape machines, lacquer cutting machines, and even hand letter-pressed labels."
If you dig Mark Ronson or Mayer Hawthorne, you need to pay attention to this dude.
Also, grab his EP, Is That Clear, that dropped a couple months ago and keep a lookout for a full album out in 2012!