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Bio

Hanni grew up in San Franscisco, California. The son of Palestinian and Filipino immigrants and the first American in his family, he became obsessed with classic Americana and pop culture of the 1950s and 60s.  Influenced by pioneers of early rock and r&b (Johnny Burnette, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash), El Khatib created a musical aesthetic to match his vision. The multi-instrumentalist serves as singer, songwriter & producer for his one-man band (live he is joined by a drummer) that is part blues, part garage rock, part soul, part folk & part doo whop. El Khatib professes to a love for well-crafted objects: classsic cars, cans pomade and stiletto switchblades.  This craftsmanship carries over into his music, where El Khatib is inspired and informed by the specificity of a guitar tone or the fuzziness of an amp sound. Combining the old weird America with the brave new frontier of modern recording, El Khatib bridges the past and the present to create music that already sounds timeless and were written for anyone who's ever been shot or hit by a train.

   

“WILL THE GUNS COME OUT"

The debut album from Hanni El Khatib, the first generation American son of Palestenian and Filipino immigrants.  While currently residing in Los Angeles, El Khatib grew up in San Francisco raised on a molotov cocktail of skateboarding, punk rock and 1950's and 60's classic Americana.  Influenced by pioneers of early rock and R&B, the multi-instrumentalist and producer derives his unique sound from a menagerie of inspirations, including 50's/60's blues, soul, garage rock & doo-wop.  Or in Hanni's own words “these songs were written for anyone who's ever been shot or hit by a train.  Knife fight music."

 

   

PHOTOS

Hanni El Khatib
Hanni El Khatib
Hanni El Khatib

VIDEOS

Pay No Mind
Penny
Family
Roach Cock
Fuck It. You Win
Loved One (Live)
Come Alive
Dead Wrong
You Rascal You
Loved One
Dead Wrong (Live)
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NEWS

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Hanni El Khatib's cover of D'Angelo

Hanni El Khatib's cover of D'Angelo

Listen Hanni El Khatib's cover of D'Angelo "Devil's Pie" which just dropped! The track will be released on a picture disc exclusively for Record Store Day 2015.

Hanni El Khatib "Moonlight" out now

Hanni El Khatib "Moonlight" out now

D-DAY! Hanni El Khatic new album is out now! Includes "The Teeth", "Melt Me" and "Moonlight".

"The Teeth" new track from Hanni' upcoming album

"The Teeth" new track from Hanni' upcoming album

Boom! Hanni El Khatib reveals "The Teeth", from his upcoming album "Moonlight"out on January 20th. Play it loud!

Hanni El Khatib feat. GZA "Moonlight"

Hanni El Khatib feat. GZA "Moonlight"

Hanni El Khatib feat. GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) ? Yes and you can listen to it below. Bomb!Listen here: http://po.st/sEgWji

Hanni El Khatib is back with "Moonlight"

Hanni El Khatib is back with "Moonlight"

Hanni El Khatib talked with french magazine TSUGI about his new upcoming album and unveals a first song "Moonlight".

New Hanni El Khatib video "Pay No Mind"

New Hanni El Khatib video "Pay No Mind"

Watch Hanni El Khatib's new video "Pay No Mind" directed by Simon Cahn

New Hanni El Khatib video "Penny"

New Hanni El Khatib video "Penny"

Watch Hanni El Khatib's new video "Penny" directed by Simon Cahn in a Californian jail!

Hanni El Khatib on French TV

Hanni El Khatib on French TV

Watch Hanni El Khatib performing a few tracks live on the French Tv show " L'album de la semaine"

Hanni El Khatib - New Album Available

Hanni El Khatib - New Album Available

Hanni El Khatib's new album "Head In The Dirt" produced by Dan Auerbach is out now!

Employee of the month - march

Employee of the month - march

Congrats to Hanni El Khatib for being the Employee Of the Month in March!

Hanni El Khatib live at SXSW

Hanni El Khatib live at SXSW

Hanni El Khatib was in Austin / Texas last week at SXSW for a few shows.

New Hanni El Khatib track!

New Hanni El Khatib track!

Check out the brand new track "Penny" taken from Hanni El Khatib's new album "Head In The Dirt" due on April 29th.

New Hanni El Khatib video

New Hanni El Khatib video

We told you a couple of weeks ago that Hanni El Khatib was coming back...well here is the first video taken from his forthcoming album.

Hanni El Khatib's album artwork!

Hanni El Khatib's album artwork!

The Californian dude Hanni El Khatib is coming back with a second album entitled "Head In The Dirt"

Hanni El Khatib is back!

Hanni El Khatib is back!

Check out Hanni El Khatib's first single "Family" taken from his forthcoming album entitled "Head In The Dirt" produced by Dan Auerbach.

Hanni El Khatib live at Paleo festival!

Hanni El Khatib live at Paleo festival!

Hanni El Khatib - Come Alive (Live at Paleo Festival)

Hanni El Khatib live at Oui FM

Hanni El Khatib live at Oui FM

Check out Hanni El Khatib 's acoustic session for OUI FM!

New Hanni El Khatib video !

New Hanni El Khatib video !

Watch Hanni El Khatib's new video "Roach Cock"

Some news about Hanni El Khatib's next album

Some news about Hanni El Khatib's next album

Hanni El Khatib's next album will be produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys

Hanni El Khatib on France 5

Hanni El Khatib on France 5

Hanni El Khatib was playing on French TV yesterday!

Hanni El Khatib on France Info !

Hanni El Khatib on France Info !

Hanni El Khatib was doing an acoustic session on French Radio last week!

Hanni El Khatib - Human Fly

Hanni El Khatib - Human Fly

His 'Cramps' cover is now available !

New Hanni El Khatib video!

New Hanni El Khatib video!

Check out his latest video "Fuck it you win" directed by Simon Cahn!

Hanni El Khatib at the Inrocks festival!

Hanni El Khatib at the Inrocks festival!

90 seconds with Hanni El Khatib

7 Questions to Hanni El Khatib!

7 Questions to Hanni El Khatib!

Hanni El Khatib released his first album last monday therefore we decided to ask him a few questions!

Hanni El Khatib - La Blogothèque !

Hanni El Khatib - La Blogothèque !

Hanni El Khatib live on La Blogothèque !

Hanni El Khatib "Will The Guns Come Out"

Hanni El Khatib "Will The Guns Come Out"

Hanni El Khatib - "Will The Guns Come Out" available now !

Hanni El Khatib on Liberation !

Hanni El Khatib on Liberation !

Hanni El Khatib in the newspaper Libération

Hanni El Khatib 'Dead Wrong'

Hanni El Khatib 'Dead Wrong'

Hanni El Khatib 's first single 'Dead Wrong' is out today !