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Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One Bring The Funk to a Special Tuxedo Edition of ‘Rhythm Roulette’

Over the years, we’ve seen countless producers step into the Rhythm Roulette ring with obscure dollar bin items tucked under their arms. They make do, for better or worse. But when Tuxedo duo, Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, come through, they do so with only the finest. After a blindfolded run at NYC’s Good Records (not the label,) the duo emerge with a handful gems; a beloved 12-inch Log single, MFSB‘s Love Is The Message and the surprisingly fruitful, Blue Thunder soundtrack.

Whereas chops and edits would be the pillars of most RR sessions, Tuxedo pick what they need from each sleeve (mostly drums) and embellish with touches of their own keys, guitars and vocals. Hell, there’s even a live clap track. The final product should be fit for its own suit.

Watch Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One cut with precision on Rhythm Roulette. Pick up a copy of Tuxedo II on iTunes today or head over to Stones Throw to grab the album on vinyl. They’re on the road this spring and summer, the dates for which are listed below. Look out for our feature interview with the group next week.

Tour Dates:
Apr 07 @ Milosc (DJ SET) – Warsaw, Poland
Apr 14 @ Jazz Café (DJ SET) – London, United Kingdom
Apr 15 @ Mojo Club (DJ SET) – Hamburg, Germany
Apr 16 @ Festsaal Kreuzberg (DJ SET) – Berlin, Germany
Apr 22 @ Sound Museum Vision (DJ SET) – Tokyo, Japan
May 12 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
May 13-14 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
May 16 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 17 @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
May 19 @ The Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
May 31 @ Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Jun 01 @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
Jun 02 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Jun 03 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 05 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Jun 08 @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Jun 09 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Jun 10 @ Detroit Music Hall – Detroit, MI
Jun 12 @ Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Jun 13 @ Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Jun 15 @ Sonic Lunch – Ann Arbor, MI
Jun 23 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Jun 24 @ The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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