Featured Artist: Mayer Hawthorne + Remixes
With past industry experience largely as a DJ/Rapper/Songwriter under alias Haircut, Andrew Mayer Cohen, or better known as Mayer Hawthorne seemed like an unlikely candidate for the revival of soul music. Lo and behold this 31 year old Michigan born artist may just be the much needed link to bring old and new soul alike together. Hawthorne today, Otis Redding tommorow – these kids wont even know what hit them. Ide like to say ‘Soul fan or not’ you’ll love it but that would be a lie; Mayer has perfectly replicated the sound and feel of that sweet sweet soulful love you’d hear back in the 1960’s.
Perhaps one of the best reasons to be excited about Mayer Hawthorne is that given his background and recent business choices, we can expect a wave of remixes that will be unlike any before. Soul gone electro, 1960-esque dance tunes, the list of opportunities surrounding Andrew right now are endless. Now is the time to get familiar with Hawthorne before things start to get really interesting, or maybe its already to late. Check out some of his original work off newly released “Strange Arrangements” and remixes below to see why this album is considered one of the best catches of the year.
“Strange Arrangement” released on Stones Throw Records available here.