If you enjoyed J*DaVeY's Boudoir Synema even half as much as I did, then you're already familiar with the work of multi-faceted producer Khari Mateen. You've also heard his production work on The Roots' Rising Down and Game Theory and various Jill Scott tunes. Last week he released The Lunch Room Presents: Black Orpheus, a collection inspired by the 1959 Brazilian love story Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro). Dubbed as "the unoriginal soundtrack to the movie," the set showcases his skills with the help of Dice Raw, the super smooth Mike Taylor, and the sweet-voiced Arielle Robinson. Mateen sets the mood for each song with sound bytes from the classic film. Though brief, each of them gets to shine on this four-song release. There are no fillers here. Short, effective, and to the point. Check out my personal favorite, as well as a link to the entire mixtape, below.
Khari Mateen feat. Mike Taylor and Arielle: "Drifter"