Hanni El Khatib
It's great to hear good music. It's even better to hear good music from someone who's work you've admired in a different creative realm. Meet Hanni El Khatib, creative director of HUF by day and a hell of a musician by night.
According to Evil Monito:
"San Francisco native Hanni El Khatib plays a mean brand of blues and garage rock tinged with the street-tough mien of The Shangri-Las. Guitarist-drummer groups playing fuzzy, off-kilter renditions of blues standards are nothing new, but the current L.A. transplant has been turning heads with his throwback aesthetic and muscular musicality. El Khatib’s background in skate culture shows its hand in the raw, frenetic delivery of his take on the rock and R&B music of the Eisenhower era. The son of Filipino and Palestinian parents, El Khatib would have been an anomaly in the racially uncomfortable fifties, as threatening to mainstream America then as his name would be to some Americans now. In the video for “Dead Wrong,” B&W footage of fifties San Francisco presents a time when young people of all colors stood unafraid to mix with one another. Hanni El Khatib’s music is a snapshot of that moment in history."
Listen to Hanni El Khatib's "Dead Wrong" below:
For more of Hanni El Khatib, be sure to check out his site - http://www.hannielkhatib.com/