New Track: Khari Mateen – “Where Did They Go”

 

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Khari Mateen has outdone himself with the bluesy soul on “Where Did They Go.” Though not initially apparent by the song’s upbeat swing, “Where Did They Go” is meant to shed light on the rising cases of PTSD in war veterans – a sobering, very real thing.

Look out for Khari’s upcoming project, Qualia, out later this month.

Shouts to Okayplayer for this one.

Video: Khari Mateen – “Bye Bye”

 

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Multi-intstrumentalist and producer Khari Mateen in recent times made his vocal debut with his album, Wait For Sunrise. The project holds the common thread of soul as it traverses folk, electronic, jazz, rock, and even country influences. Hints of Kindred The Family Soul and Van Hunt are found throughout the album.

One of our favorite tracks recently got some visuals to go with it. Above, watch the seductive video for “Bye Bye” featuring a lusty Khari singing about trying to wrangle the object of his desire out of her current lover’s arms. Instantly wiggle worthy tunes.

Listen to the entire album below.

Purchase Wait For Sunrise on iTunes

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New Release: Khari Mateen – ‘Khari’ EP

 

Chances are you don’t know who Khari Mateen is, but we’ve known this cat since he was a newbie to The Roots crew family at just 18 years old. Some may recognize Khari as the bassist from his current band, Elevator Fight with the illustrious Zoe Kravitz. Others may have heard his production work on The Roots’ “Game Theory,” “Clock With No Hands,” nearly half of How I Got Over, and finally, on the most recent leak with The Roots and Big K.R.I.T., “Make My.”

So, really – you already know Khari’s music. Late last month, Khari gave the world an introduction to his work as a solo artist on his Khari EP. The project features Khari’s production and also puts his vocal talents on front and center. The music is impressively (but not surprisingly) diverse with R&B, funk, rock, jazz, downtempo, classical, electronic, and hip hop influences. Do yourself a favor a get put on – ASAP. And heads up that half of the EP tracks are actually free downloads, including one of our favorite tracks, “Mother.”

Purchase Khari on Bandcamp

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