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"Strut Your Stuff" video online now!! Taken from the 7" vinyl single, digital download and streaming on Number Nine Records.
NEWS FLASH! The vinyl single is released on Friday 4th November 2016......and almost sold out by Monday 7th November 2016. Get your copy soon!
Brand new video to Mako & The Hawk featuring Chima Anya "The Devil Made Me Do It" online NOW!
Number Nine Records - Release Date: 4th November 2016
7" Vinyl available from:
Plus Spotify, eMusic, Apple etc etc.....
Another Mako & The Hawk release is coming soon. 2 brand new songs will be available on 7" vinyl, with music videos to accompany the release. Watch this space for more information.
They might sound like a seventies cop show but Mako & The Hawk are always on the cut, producing and spinning floor-filling dirty funk and soul, old school hip-hop, reggae and party breaks.
Since forming in 2009 the pair have had vinyl and digital releases on Breakbeat Paradise, Freestyle Records, Funk Blasters and Tour of Booty, garnered frequent radio plays on Craig Charles' BBC Radio 6 Funk And Soul Show, supported the likes of Jstar and The Bongolian and held down a never-less-than-packed seven year long residency at Mr Wolf's in central Bristol.
The Hawk is bassist for mod-funk legends and BBC Radio 2 darlings Big Boss Man, while Mako also produces as one half of Mako & Mr Bristow and is the long-running editor of music site monkeyboxing.com.
This autumn will finally see the long-awaited vinyl seven inch release of their throwback boom-bap double A-side featuring rapper Chima Anya on beats created from never-previously-sampled early 70s Stateside funky soul.
It goes without saying that Mako & The Hawk need no excuse to get on the wheels of steel but they are also taking DJ bookings now.
“I've got a real soft spot for what this pair get up to!” (Craig Charles)
Mako & The Hawk are now on twitter!!! Follow us at: twitter.com/makoandthehawk
Airplay of Emma Beatson & The Hawkmen (Mako & The Hawk version) is released on the Craig Charles Soul & Funk vol.2 compilation and recieves airplay on Italian national Rai Radio 2. Check out: www.thehawkmen.com
It ain’t final til it’s vinyl! Damn straight and here’s Mako & The Hawk on wax at last – twelve black inches of it – as the slackest duo on the party breaks scene get their shit together in time for the summer party season. The Party Goin’ On EP is the latest from the mighty Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, then. The action kicks off with the title track – an epic Wiseguys-ish b-boy breaks banger and three slabs of old school hip-hop, boom-bap booty that’ll rock a house party at the drop of a hat. Or venues of considerably larger size. Players below plus suitably old school cut n paste video courtesy of DJ Tanner.
(Out 18 July at Juno, 22 July everywhere else on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings):
The "I Gets My Boogie On" remix reaches No.4 in Juno's Hip Hop Sales charts. Radio airplay includes Craig Charles' Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 Music, Popcorner on Rai Radio 2 (Italy) and Fresh From The Sewer show on KaneFM.
(PRESS RELEASE): Ladies and gentleman, fetch your dancing shoes – it’s the brand-new, debut official remix from dj/ production duo Mako & The Hawk who rework I Gets My Boogie On by Texan funk crew T Bird & The Breaks on a grand scale. Evoking shades of Coldcut’s version of Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full and Primal Scream’s Loaded, the reflective gospel-tinged soul of the original becomes an epic slice of dancefloor gospel-funk driven by a monster old school breakbeat with a single thought in mind…making you get your boogie on. Lordy lord – break me off a piece of that cheese!
"Devil Made Me Do It / Strut Your Stuff" - Number Nine Records (7" vinyl and digital)
"Party Goin' On" EP - Breakbeat Paradise Records (12" vinyl and digital download)
"I Gets My Boogie On" - Tour Of Booty Records (digital download)
"Doug Clash" / "Lighters On The Corner" (Ghetto Assassins EP) - Funk Blasters label
"Simon Says What"(Mako & The Hawk vs Pharoahe Monch) - Free Download
"Too Many Rappers (Not Enough Funk)" (Beastie Boys remix) - Free Download
"Western Soul" (Spacing Rasco mix) (M&H vs Parker & Rasco) - Free Download
"Shut Up And Give It Up" (Public Enemy vs Ting Tings) - Free Download
"Ain't No Other Big Boss Man" (Christina Aguilera vs Big Boss Man) - Free Download
"I've got a real soft spot for what this pair get up to"