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)