Tuxedo = Chromeo /Slave
Tuxedo is a perfectly balanced duo built on the soulfulness of Mayer Hawthorne and the G Funk capabilities of seminal hip-hop producer Jake One. Their debut album is stacked with modern day funk that pays great homage to its predecessors. Influencers range from original funk greats such as Zapp and the The Whispers, to the work on Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle. Tuxedo’s "Number One" is a fantastic interpolation of "Ain't No Fun" from the latter, and thankfully it's a version that the whole fam can groove to. “Do It", Tuxedo's dance floor-ready single is as joyful as Pharell's "Happy", but packs more sophistication, similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up". It’s Tuxedo’s sensibilities for the finer things that separate them from any contemporaries they might have, and it's whats helped them make an original album that channels classic funk while standing as a reference point for future artists.
Thanks to Justin and SLUG