Skip to content

Hanni El Khatib Shares New Visualizer For His Album ‘Savage Times’


Hanni El Khatib at the Teragram ballroom


When I listened to Hanni El Khatib’s new album, ‘Savage Times’ a few weeks ago, I immediately knew I had to write a review, and I did here… but I am still listening to the album.

Whatever the platform you choose, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp…., there is even another way to listen to the full album since yesterday: A new visualizer on Youtube, an hour-long video playing the entire album with darkly psychedelic and distorted images to go with Hanni El Khatib’s eclectic collection of bluesy garage rock, rap-infused dance disco and beyond.

In 2016, Hanni released 5 EPs, a very prolific effort culminating with Savage Times, an LP featuring no less than 19 tracks as diverse as the liberating punk rock bullet ‘Baby’s Ok’, or the sweaty dance-floor ‘Paralyzed’, or the fear-fueled raging ‘Born Brown’. In an hour, you have a full trip into Hanni’s personal experience, from his childhood in America as the son of a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother (‘Born Brown’) to the violent attack at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris that affected his whole recording of ‘Savage Times’.

Hanni was effectively booked to headline a Paris show ‘with a special one-shot supergroup including drummer Alex Sowinski of BadBadNotGood, bassist Jonny Bell of Crystal Antlers and Dam-Funk collaborator and solo synthesizer wizard Computer Jay’, but this got obviously canceled due but the terrorist attack. A new state of mind inspired him to write, record, repeat, and what was initially not intended to be an album but just a series of singles, eventually became one, and a truly excellent one. We are only in March, but I would not be surprised if the album would make a few best of lists at the end of the year.

Recently, ‘Savage Times’ was even featured on Elton John’s Beats 1 show, ‘When I first heard Head In The Dirt I listened to it from start to finish,’ said the rock legend in an interview, ‘and that was the first time I listened to an album from start to finish since Marshall Mathers by Eminem. I was rocking out in the car and going, ‘Oh my god this guy is the best.’ I want you to know that your music inspires me.’

How could you resist when the Rocket Man himself gives such an approval? You should not resit , stream ‘Savage Times’ below with this new visual, and you will probably rewind the video a few times.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top