If you dug Riz’s post on Scott Marr’s intricate vynil carvings your gonna love Mayer Hawthorne’s new 12″. Hit the jump for a look and a listen.
The track ‘I Need You’ is produced by Nottz who Mayer met at a Dilla tribute:
I met Nottz at Nightlife’s Dilla Tribute in L.A. and we just kept in contact. I had always been a fan of Nottz since the 90s. He sent me a bunch of beats and at first I had no idea what to do with any of them, but eventually it hit me. I sang a hook for him on his album as well.
The song is a cover of a cat named Otis Leavill which is one of my all time fav soul sides, but relatively unknown 45. I don’t think Nottz even knew it. I actually even made up some of the words because no one could make out what he said in the original. ha!
When Nottz sent me that batch – that particular beat stood out. It had the same chord progression as the Otis Leville, so I just went with it.
While that’s all cool Stones Throw Records has decided that a collaboration with Miami illustrator Freegums would truely push this release into the territory of collectibles. The A-side contains the track and it’s instrumental while the B-side contains an actual etching of the artwork. The sleeve has a transparent backside so you can admire the flyness from all angles. Scroll down lower for some pictures.