Happy Birthday 8th Birthday to The Get Back in Las Vegas !!! The yearly promo mix has landed and let me tell you that round 7 it is an extremely good one. The CD consists of  the usual10-15 minute  mixes from each DJ, recorded live at the  GB over the last year, it’s arranged and packaged so you get the whole mix tape feeling with the live vibe to boot. Residents John Doe & Phoreyz mixes are tight as always. Guests on this one are DJ Day, King Most, Nu Mark from J5 and the soul brother DJ Haircut aka Mayer Hawthorne.

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I absolutely loved his 1st two singles as a solo artist, but Mayer Hawthorne‘s debut album failed to follow through. Not that the album was unlistenable, I just found it was a bit boring, predictable and nothing I needed in my collection. Mind you, most of this new soul & funk stuff coming out these days is just to clean that it sounds cheesey – I guess it can be put down to recording techniques and technology used to produce music.

So now the hype is now over and Mayer has sung his heart out with an Otis Leavill cover over a drum heavy & soulful production from hip hop heavyweight Nottz. This is a single side pressing with a sweet etching by Freegums on the flip. It’s supposedly limited (well we will see as STH seem to pull this ltd stunt often eg. mayers love heart 7″, doom etc) and comes in a a plastic cover…… Big Tune Alert.

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