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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-12-16

Just when I thought I was about to catch up on all the great new music of 2016, the tidal wave of surprise new releases happened: Beyonce. Drake. James Blake. Radiohead. Those big name acts are all huge releases that deserve their own listening sessions, but for now, let’s focus on other tracks you should […]

New Wave

Jaded Inc – Coconut Sofa

The name of their lead single, “Coconut Sofa”, sounds like it was spit out of a random song name generator, but┬áJaded Inc couldn’t be further from random. The collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and producer 14KT stems from their days in the Ann Arbor hip-hop act Athletic Mic League. From this partnership came “Coconut Sofa”, a […]

Dance Electronic

The Aston Shuffle – Never Take It Away ft Mayer Hawthorne

The Aston Shuffle was new to me, but a feature from Mayer Hawthorne was an instant way to get my attention. The Michigan native is featured on the Aussie producers’ new single “Never Take it Away”. The synth and electronic-influenced cut continues Hawthorne’s recent transformation into more dance-friendly fare, but utilizes his soulful vocals quite […]

Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

Mar. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Pusha T & more

There are considerably fewer quality shows coming to Metro Detroit in March, but let’s face it: Michigan is “turrible” in March. All the more reason to catch a show to beat the (hopefully) end of Winter blues. Your options include the biggest “indie” band in North America with Arcade Fire, Warpaint and Oscar winner Juicy […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-02-13

JayeL Audio 9-02-13 from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. The list of great new albums in 2013 just continues to grow with surprise releases from RAC, The Avett Brothers and Cults all announced in the past month. All 3 acts crafted excellent reasons to look forward to Fall, along with Volcano Choir and Mayer Hawthorne’s repeat […]

Dance Electronic remix

Remix Friday: Large Professor, Ghost Loft, Funk LeBlanc & more

Borneo, June 2013 via Travelstache (be sure to follow Travelstache‘s Summer journey here) Large Professor gives Mayer Hawthorne’s “Her Favorite Song” a “good taste with an ounce of hood elegance”, Ghost Loft borrows some drum machines from Hit Boy & Mike Will’s book on the remix to “LNOE” and Funk LeBlanc updates MJ’s “Remember The […]

Indie R&B

Mayer Hawthorne: Her Favorite Song ft Jessie Ware

Mayer Hawthorne appears to be 2 for 2 in releases from his upcoming 3rd album, Where Does This Door Go. “Designer Drug” assuredly took a break from Hawthorne’s Motown standards and “Her Favorite Song” continues his growth with neo-soul sounds. The story of a young lady getting lost in music isn’t new, but Hawthorne’s varied […]