kharYsma Arafat-NZABA start his music career at the age of 16 years old, when he created his first music label. He then paused his music career to devote himself to his studies where he obtained a Master’s in finance. In 2012 he released his debut album “Inattendu”, which was appreciated by industry professional.
In Paris, kharYsma Arafat-NZABA played to a full house at the launch of his first full-length album produced by GBT/Klym Records. He became internationally known when his music got onto the Hot Urban Music 2014 compilation. He then went on to seek major label distribution to moves his music to the next level. This resulted in the release of the 2015 mixtape “kharYsma volume 1”.
The track list of the mixtape includes the following songs: Disque d’or, Je t’aime mon Coeur, Miracle, Sexy girl in club, Vice versa, Love on the beach, Amusement park, Dear fan instrumental and Dear fan.
The beats on this mixtape is like a big hot bowl of gumbo with its many different tastes and textures leave you warm and satisfied on so many levels. Soulful at moments. Frenetic at others. But always offering something different! “kharYsma volume 1” delivers a peek at the evolution of kharYsma Arafat-NZABA’s crossover sound, his eclectic talent, his experimentation and his slightly off left mind.
The beats which can be licensed on lease for your own use, are definitely not your usual American club banging rhythms, heard over and over again. kharYsma comes in with a European style, more precisely French with heavy African influences in the music. This gives the whole project a unique and exotic appeal.
“kharYsma volume 1” satisfies the desire to hear unique, lovingly produced beats on an album that may be more approachable than his other solo work. It however maintains a similar hybrid mix of instruments, which is great in its own right but some tracks may be too eccentric and peculiar for mainstream playing. But this is what makes kharYsma Arafat-NZABA different from the rest, and is his principle distinguishing factor.
“kharYsma volume 1” presents the perfect introduction to kharYsma Arafat-NZABA for people with various musical tastes, and open minds. Make no mistake, kharYsma brings diverse, ludicrously original music to this project, so you should be ready to receive it. The better tracks are no doubt, Miracle and Disque d’or, but you’ll easily find your own.
No matter what kind of Urban or Hiphop fan you are, I’m sure you will be able to appreciate this beat mixtape. I do have to say that “kharYsma volume 1” has grown on me during the last few days after a heady start. So if you are a first time listener, be aware. This could give you a weird vibe at first, because it’s nothing like what you expect. kharYsma Arafat-NZABA brings a whole new set of rules the production table. So prepare yourself to listen again, and again…then enjoy!
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