Escorts directed the attendees through a maze, into the private lounge. Dimly lit, boss fifties decor, with locust branches whispering at the windows. Magic. The crowd was a mix of trendsetters and move-makers, the Suburbs meet the City, all under one roof.
Previously known as DJ Haircut around the Metro Detroit underground scene, Hawthorne built a solid rep mixing hip-hop and whatever else fit. This dj is more than a triple-threat; stack his skills and you end up with a seemingly never-ending list of talent. He raps, writes, croons, produces, and plays all his own instruments. Take that!
Mayer Hawthorne sauntered in, rocking a button-down sweater that most likely, only he- and maybe Bill Cosby- could pull off. He came into town from LA to spin for a select crowd. Positioning himself behind the ones and twos, Hawthorne spun lost greats and classic soul. Ready, Steady, Go!
Look for his album A Strange Arrangement to drop on September 9th, 2009. Until then, familiarize yourself by ordering one of his fancy seven inch singles, pressed on red heart-shaped vinyl, and sealed with a kiss. Just kidding about the last part...maybe.