Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT Team Up as Jaded Incorporated

September 5th, 2014

Andrew Cohen and Kendall Tucker were childhood friends in Michigan with an affinity for ’80s post-punk and New Wave, and the ’90s shake-your-ass music coming out of Detroit. Of course, lots of people grow up with similar taste in music as their friends. What makes this more interesting is that Cohen records and performs as the neo-soul singer Mayer Hawthorne, while Tucker does business as the hip-hop producer and beat-maker 14KT. And now they’ve teamed up to make what they call beat wave as the synth-pop duo Jaded Incorporated. They’re now touring behind their debut album, The Big Knock (stream it below), and you can see them live and in person tomorrow night at Rough Trade NYC.