If you missed his sublime Wait for Sunrise EP from last year, now might be a good time to acquaint yourself with Philly producer and multi-instrumentalist Khari Mateen. He’s worked with The Roots and received a Grammy nomination for his production on their 2006 album Game Theory. He also plays in the hooky rock and roll combo Elevator Fight, which is gearing up to release its debut LP this year.
Just before the new year, he released a heart-racing new solo track, a percussive caffeine jolt and funkily rockingly vaguely lusty romp called “My Taste.” It came with a black and white music video that shows a day in the life of Khari, doing day-to-day tasks – waking up, exercising, making his way to the studio – but the frenetic beat gives the vibe that this dude has the most intense days EVER. Check out the video below, grab a download of the song after the jump and look for more from Mateen in the coming weeks and months.