January 24, 2021

How Gavin Turek Is Modernizing Disco

Gavin Turek is teetering on fame.
She’s at that interesting point in her career when security guards at music venues don’t realize she’s headlining the show, but in-the-know fans almost start to hyperventilate when they see her.
“I love you. You are like a disco queen. Oh my God. You are so cool!” said a showgoer, as if she was reading off a list of bullet points and each one was punctuated with an exclamation point. She spotted Turek and her curls in a blue-lit stairway at Webster Hall in New York, where she performed with Tuxedo, a disco funk group started by singer Mayer Hawthorne and producer Jake One, in early June. Turek will hit the road again on July 19 to sing her own music as part of the Girls Night In Tour with Meg Deangelis, a YouTube influencer, and Lauren Giraldo, a singer who built her fan base on Vine.
Turek has straddled this in between position for a while now. The 30-year-old, who looks youthful enough to be cast in an after school special, has spent most of her 20s releasing music or collaborating with others. She posted her first song, “Good as Gold,” on MySpace in 2009 and

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