Tuxedo - Arkham, Shanghai


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West Coast electro-funk duo Tuxedo is bringing their talents to Shanghai. Made up of Grammy-nominated Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, Tuxedo packs a refreshing punch of funk. 

Just as the rest of the world seemed to stop listening to disco tunes, Mayer and Jake discovered a common passion for boogie tunes in one another. On the heels of Pharrell and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in 2013, Tuxedo made a case for bringing disco back of their own. They quietly released three groove-inducing tracks on the internet (“Do It” is particularly good).

As solo artists they’ve garnered quite a reputation. Mayer’s solo albums earned him the title of renaissance man, while Jake makes beats for the some of the industry’s biggest stars including Drake, J. Cole, and Rick Ross. 

Eager to put themselves on the frontline of disco/funk, the tuxedo-wearing duo are landing at Arkham September 9th. Expect plenty of dance records and silky-smooth baby-making tunes.

LINE-UP: Tuxedo ft. Mayer Hawthorne, Jake One, HBD, PCJ
Time: Wednesday, September 9th
Venue: Arkham, 1 South Wulumuqi Road
Ticket: 120RMB DOOR
80RMB PRESALE available from:

STD OFFICE: 62116317 - 101, Building 7, 1135 Yan an Zhong Lu上海市延安中路1135弄7号101室

Uptown Records N Beer -131 Yongfu Lu near Fuxing Lu, 永福路131号, 近复兴路 - 3pm - 12am

Uptown Record Store -115 Pingwu Lu, near Xingfu Lu, 平武路115号, 近幸福路 - 2pm - 8pm

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两年前,一个名为 Tuxedo 的神秘组合发布了首张EP “Tuxedo Funk”,三首作品一气呵成,令人眼前一亮的disco funk曲风,以及堪称完美的制作,获得了乐评人的高度评价,乐迷们纷纷猜测谁是这个神秘组合的幕后主理。精美的音乐作品,外加话题性和神秘感,使得Tuxedo一出道即在各大音乐平台迅速传播,短时间内获得了无数乐迷青睐。

不久之后,这个风靡互联网的电子组合掀开了自己神秘的面纱。Tuxedo由获得格莱美提名的全才音乐人Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius)和同样获得过提名的Hip Hop制作人Jake one组成。
早在2006年,两人互相交换了自己制作的mixtape,惊喜地发现彼此的音乐品味如出一辙。六年后,机缘巧合使得两人再次见面并一拍即合,强强联手开始了合作之路。

对于熟知Mayer Hawthorne的乐迷来说,不难在Tuxedo的作品中发现他对于复古曲风深厚的喜爱。他们的音乐风格受到如Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp等音乐人的影响,充满浓厚迷人的funk气息。今年3月,由Stones Throw Records发行的首张专辑横空出世,Tuxedo隆重地向全世界宣布:属于 Funk的时代回来了!