RETRO SOUL: MAYER HAWTHORNE

1 05 2009

Y’all prolly heard of the tag “retro soul” by now. I won’t get into it too much. (O-Dub at Soul Sides has a great write-up on it.) This has been the label given to groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Raphael Saadiq (The Way I See It), Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators, etc… Add Mayer Hawthorne to the list, who’s created quite a buzz around his first single “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”. The first time I heard the cut was from a myspace bulletin from my homie, MikeStyles. Hard to believe that that’s the voice of this geeky lookin’ white dude you see below. Yeah, I still kinda bug out on that too!!!

I was recently reminded of this song again when my Devil’s Pie co-resident DJ Wonway put the video up on his newsletter. Check it out…and yes single came out on the heart shaped vinyl you see in the vid! Man, I need to get me one b4 its too late!

and I dunno how long these will be up…but you can dl the track from Stones Throw..and just so you know he ain’t just a “fly by nite” act, there’s another joint you should also peep below as well…

DL: Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out

DL: Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No





SOUNDS OF BRAZIL: MIKESTYLES – INNER CITY SAMBA MIX

19 02 2009

I know you gonna dig this!!!

Da homie Mikestyles just put out his new mixtape for download y’all. This mix as well as his previous 1’s, definitely put me up on a lot of Brazilians greats and the musical styles known as “samba” and “bossa nova“. If you’ve been wanting to get your Brazilian Music 101 on, look no further. Consider this your crash course…

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INNER CITY SAMBA IS A…

Fresh new mix featuring Jorge Ben, Arthur Verocai, Ohmega Watts, Towa Tei, B.Mark, Marcos Valle, Seu Conjunto, Joyce, Sugarloaf Gangsters and so much more…follow the link to your dream destination.

DOWNLOAD:

MIKESTYLES – INNER CITY SAMBA

MORE INFO:

www.myspace.com/winstonflavas

http://www.thoughtclouds.net/





RE:fresh| SAT. Sept. 6 @ DBA Lounge in Pomona

2 09 2008

Wut up folks!!!! Most of y’all know I’ve been out of the DJing loop for a minute so it’s only on these rare occasions that you can catch me rocking a set. The homies JB (Mic & Dim Lights) and MikeStyles (Thought Clouds) have recently started a Soul/Hip Hop/ World nite in the Arts Colony of Pomona and asked me to be their guest DJ. The venue is called the DBA 256 Gallery & Wine Bar.

I was out there this last Saturday and although it was pretty dead, I was impressed of its potential to be something dope. The venue is nice…doesn’t feel like your typical bar or club because its neither really. All I can say is it feels kinda like going to an art opening except its not opening nite and we aren’t neccesarily endorsing the art. Anywho, I know that Pomona is outta the way for most but I encourage you to come this Saturday and have a glass of wine instead of your usual long island or mixed drink. We will also celebrate Liza’s b-day that nite!!!

RE:fresh

Every 1st/3rd/5th Saturday

DBA Lounge

256 S. Main St.

Pomona, CA 91766