Ben Khan Keeps Coming w/ The Future Funk On "Zenith"
A few weeks ago, we learned of Ben Khan's resurgence as heir to the future funk throne. Wielding his electrifying, supremely effected six-string and smokey croon Khan has managed to bridge the divide between Jai Paul's raw and gritty electro-blues and the steel-toed and r&b that is indicative of contemporaries like Miguel. Today, the reclusive UK upstart is giving us another taste of his forthcoming 1000 EP with the release of the brooding and bluesy new cut "Zenith." And while the title-track roared and howled in an almost frantic manner, these criminally short 2 minutes and change strut magnificently as a deep purple and blue mid-tempo rocker, laced with warm looming synths and the harrowing narrative of a broken-hearted hero. Khan's second EP 1000 is slated for a May 11th release with preorders already underway via iTunes. If you missed the title-cut from Ben Khan's forthcoming 1000 EP, we encourage to jump back and peep. Otherwise, get with the latest from the brilliant British weaver of gritty, new-aged funk. Put your ears to "Zenith" below and if you happen to be across the pond, keep your eye out for the illusive Khan, as it appears few (if any) have ever seen him live and direct.