People often ask Mayer what he was listening to at the beginning of the ‘Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasing Nothing’ video. Well now he’s finally said what it was…Jaded Inc! Take a listen to their new song ‘People Change’ in the video above. The limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl will be released this Saturday, 4/19/14, for Record Store Day.
Mayer is extremely excited to introduce his new group JADED INCORPORATED. This is a brand new project with high school friend and long time collaborator, 14KT.
About Jaded Inc.:
Jaded Incorporated is 14KT and Mayer Hawthorne. Two post-futuristic creators who grew up together in Michigan. Born out of their mutual adoration for the Post-Punk and New Wave movements of the early 1980’s, and an obsession with Ghettotech and Booty music that penetrated the airwaves and rave scene in Detroit in the 90’s, Mayer and KT have created a brand new sound they call BEAT WAVE. It’s a modern amalgamation of influences including Ultravox, J Dilla & DJ Assault.
As part of Record Store Day 2014, Los Angeles based Mayer Hawthorne and Tokyo based artist Shintaro Sakamoto will release a new split 7″ record, featuring special versions of Sakamoto’s “In A Phantom Mood” and Mayer’s “Wine Glass Woman.” The Sakamoto track has the Japanese lyrics he wrote over Mayer Hawthorne’s original of “Wine Glass Woman” (Produced by Pharrell Williams), while Hawthorne’s track has him singing the English lyrics he wrote over Sakamoto’s original. Take a listen to Mayer’s track above and Sakamoto’s below.
Record Store Day is a celebration of the independent record stores and the unique culture surrounding them. This year, Mayer will be releasing TWO* very unique pieces in support of Record Store Day. The first piece we’re announcing is a split 45 with acclaimed Japanese artist Shintaro Sakamoto. Mayer is a big fan of Sakamoto’s work and is excited to announce this unprecedented collaboration. The record will include Mayer’s English translation of Shintaro Sakamoto’s song “In A Phantom Mood” on the A side and Sakamoto’s Japanese translation of Mayer’s “Wine Glass Woman” on the B side. Listen to Shintaro Sakamoto’s original version of “In A Phantom Mood” here. Please visit RecordStoreDay.com and reach out to your local independent record store to check availability.
*more info about the second Record Store Day release coming soon.
Mayer wants to thank everyone who came out to his ‘Where Does This Door Go’ aMAYERica Tour! Thank you so much for making this tour a HUGE success. Much love to Quadron and DJ Kurse for supporting the tour. If you were in attendance be sure to visit the Picture Time website to tag yourself and download the hi-res photo from your show.
The Aston Shuffle brought in Mayer Hawthorne to sing on their new track “Never Take It Away.” Take a listen to it in the player above.
Today Mayer released DJ Vice’s remix of “Crime w/Kendrick Lamar” for free download! Take a listen in the player above then download it here.
Today Vibe.com premiered ‘Behind The Door,’ which is a short documentary Mayer shot while recording his third album, ‘Where Does This Door Go.’ Take a step inside the studio sessions and hear from the artists and producers who contributed to the album, including Pharrell Williams, Jack Splash, Greg Wells, Kid Harpoon, John Hill & Oak.
After Mayer Hawthorne’s concert in Oakland on Saturday February 1, he will be doing a special DJ Set at Temple SF in San Francisco. Click here for ticket info.