On Saturday, Austin's W Hotel, Nylon, and dF hosted a listening party and brunch on the terrace for soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album due sometime this summer. Red Touch Media was also on-hand in their Music Lounge to dispense free music and movie downloads and giveaways of Gibson guitars.
Hawthorne, whose real name is Andrew Cohen, introduced a few songs produced by Pharrell and rising R&B producer Oak, who has also worked with Chris Brown, Lloyd, and Kelly Rowland. "This is the first record I didn't produce by myself," Cohen said. "Working with all these great producers made me a better producer."