Welcome to the world of Hawke!
It's been 23 years since the first Hawke single "3 Nudes in A Purple Garden" appeared on Hardkiss Music. Now, Hawke returns to the label with a string of singles that will culminate in a fourth album titled Love in Stars.
Produced by Gavin Hardkiss with vocals by Robbie Hardkiss, "Sunshine People" is a sun-drenched summer funk number with mixes that will fit in at cocktail parties and desert raves alike.
San Francisco based artist Gavin Hardkiss was born in Johannesburg South Africa. In the early '90s, along with faux brothers Robbie and Scott, Gavin helped pioneer the American electronic music scene with the groundbreaking record label Hardkiss Music.
Hardkiss quickly joined the ranks of the international DJ elite, DJ'ing at raves and clubs in cities throughout the world, eventually reaching legendary status with the release of the classic album Delusions of Grandeur. Delusions of Grandeur reached number one on the Rolling Stone Magazine alternative charts. LA Weekly called it "a digital masterpiece built on the ruins of California hippie culture. It was the Pet Sounds of the rave generation."
Gavin has produced multiple out-of-print albums under the guise of Hawke including Namaquadisco, Heatstroke, Love Won Another, and +++.
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Special release. I've been waiting for this since I heard the snippet / studio session on that Red Bull documentary."
Nick Warren - "The Curious Yellow Mix is a cheeky bomb. Very clever! And I love the Happy Hour Mix."
Human Life (Exploited / Win Music) - "The Curious Yellow Mix is fun … I like the 'Gypsy Woman' tease. This should work well at Output rooftop in a few weeks."
Larry Tee - "The Gavin Hardkiss Barefoot Remix … big one!"
Anthony Pappa - "My favorite mix is the Curious Yellow Mix and I will support it."
Al Mackenzie (Great Outdoors / Brassneck) - "I love this … the Barefoot mixes are ace."
Alexander Robotnick - "This is good!"
Jamie Jones (Hot Creations) - "Sounds cool."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Fun tracks!"
DJ Craig C (Pound Boys) - "Yeah! Digging this vibe all the way."
BTO Spider (High Sprits Radio Show) - "This is fierce. Great and groovy."
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing Radio Show) - "This is such a fun catchy funky summer jam. I love the percussion sounds and the jazzy bits."
Richie Roberts (The Dance Factory, BBC) - "Superb release. It's great to see the Hardkiss sound is back."
Bob Duskis (Six Degrees Records) - "My love for Gavin Hardkiss / Hawke is well documented. To my ears, he continues to have one of the most original sounds in electronic music. This new single is indeed shot through with musical sunshine."