The first single from LA Funk-Popster Mayer Hawthorne’s new album Where Does This Door Go? has been reMixes by fellow LA denizens, the Oliver themed Nu-Disco duo Oliver. The Jessie Ware featuring Her Favorite Song is out later this month and Oliver have tuned it into the perfect piece of late night Funk.
This one’s stuffed to splitting point with thick synth bass, smooth drums and silky leads. This almost feels like Dreamwave Oliver of old, and fits the vocals like a glove. About a 100% improvement over the original, where middle of the road rock meets Pop Funk, this mix is pure synth soul. Just let yourself be carried away on a sea of Moog Funk basslines and rich retro sounds. Jesse Wares vocal contributions, as brief as they are, really make the tune in some ways, we’d have liked to hear more of her in the song. A Ware and Oliver track would be awesome. Oliver’s mix of Her Favourite Song is a moonlight track if ever we heard one.
♫ Mayer Hawthorne (Feat. Jessie Ware) – Her Favorite Song (Oliver reMix)
Mayer Hawthorne’s Her Favorite Song is released 16th July.
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I’m never really sure what to make of bands putting cover versions of their own tracks by other bands on their releases. Did Kitsuné start it?
Here we have Mayer Hawthorne covering Chromeo and Solange Knowles’ ‘When The Night Falls’, taken from Chromeo’s ‘When The Night Falls Single’. Being Chromeo’s single it’s billed as written below, but surely that should be ‘Mayer Hawthorne – When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover)’, no? Mayer Hawthorne being the artist. But I suppose that would screw up sales in iTunes or something. And as a blogger who am I writing about? Chromeo, or Mayer Hawthorne? Who get’s the picture and the purchase links? Today I’m going with Chromeo as it’s their single, but it does my head in.
Anyhoo, I’m sure you want to know about the music. Luckily after all that it’s pretty damn good. It is quite an achievement to take a Chromeo track and make it smoother, but Mayer Hawthorne manages it, bringing a laid back 70’s Funk to the track. Stick this track on and everything slips into slow motion/
♫ Chromeo (Feat. Solange Knowles) – When The Night Falls (Mayer Hawthorne Cover)
Chroemo’s ‘When The Night Falls’ single is out now and taken from their amazing ‘Business Casual ‘ album.
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