New Mathien Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Mathien - Mad Heart Dance [Stream & Download]

Need some positive vibes for your Thursday enjoyment? Look no further than the latest offering from Mathien. The Windy City singer/songwriter blesses us with a bit of soul through his Mad Heart Dance, which will live on his... Read More


Mathien - The Freedom Tapes [Album]

Last year, Chris Mathien parted ways with his label home, Midwest Music. Far from grieving the split, though, the Windy City singer/songwriter felt liberated and anxious to get started on The Freedom Tapes, the project he'd... Read More


Mathien - Wurlitzer Crowley [Stream]

I don’t know about y’all, but when I saw that Mathien had mashed together the names of an infamous English occultist and an iconic electric piano manufacturer to form the title of his latest single, I mentally... Read More


Mathien - (One Minute)... Drift [Stream & Download]

Good news for listeners who have been fiending for new material from Mathien: going forward, the Windy City singer/songwriter and producer plans to step up his output to about two albums per year. In conjunction with this... Read More


Mathien - Soul Down and I [Stream & Download]

Chris Mathien‘s last solo feature, released in mid-April, saw the Chicago singer/songwriter addressing a girl who turned him from a man into something more like a stone. Clearly, that catharsis helped him break back out... Read More


Local Nobodies - Last Breath [Stream & Download]

It’s been a hot minute since we featured any fresh collaborative material from Windy City singer/songwriter Chris Mathien and L.A.-by-way-of-Chicago spitter Sulaiman; Feets Desire hit the Booth way back in February of... Read More


Mathien - You’ve Made a Stone Out of Me [Stream]

In between his last appearance on DJBooth with Shine and today, independent Chicago singer/songwriter and producer Mathien has been looking to go from a stone of a man to the vulnerable, caring individual that he used to be.... Read More


Mathien - Shine [Stream]

Chris Mathien has made himself relatively scarce in the Booth of late; mid-August’s The Iceberg was his first solo feature since March. As is often the case, there was more to his absence than met the eye. Recently, a... Read More


Mathien - The Iceberg [Stream]

Over the course of the last century, increasing global temperatures caused by manmade greenhouse gas emissions have led to the shrinking of the polar ice caps—a situation which, if allowed to continue, could cause a rise in... Read More


Local Nobodies ft. Vic Spencer - Feets Desire [Stream & Download]

Most people don’t think of their feet as having wants and needs (aside from the occasional rest), but Sulaiman and Chris Mathien‘s lower extremities are evidently more opinionated than most. On their latest effort... Read More


Local Nobodies - Runaway [Stream & Download]

Back in January, Windy City singer/songwriter/producer Chris Mathien and Chicago-born, L.A.-based emcee Sulaiman stepped into The DJBooth with Cannonball Adderall (Wake Me Down), their first release under the “Local... Read More


Mathien - Do You Want to Make It Your Business [Stream & Download]

Not featured on the solo tip since this past March, when he blessed our pages with reader-acclaimed unreleased cut Devils in the Chi, Chris Mathien makes his return to our pages with freshly-released promo single and video Do... Read More


Ben Official ft. Mathien & R.O.E. - Direct Descendant [Stream & Download]

Many R&B greats have called the Windy City of Chicago home and on his DJBooth debut feature Nigerian-born singer Ben Official is a welcomed addition to that growing soul movement. For Direct Descendant the crooner... Read More


Mathien - Devils in the Chi [Stream & Download]

Ninety-nine times out of a hundred—despite what concerned family members may insist—there’s nothing particularly frightening about taking public transportation in a major city. But there are those occasions, usually... Read More


Mathien x Neak - Feet [Stream & Download]

You know what they say, if at first you succeed keep doing the same thing you did before, only with a different topic. (Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but you get the point.) Following the initial... Read More


Local Nobodies - Cannonball Adderall (Wake Me Down) [Stream & Download]

Fresh off the December release of their first full-length as a duo, the aptly-titled Mathien and Sulaiman Make a Record, singer/songwriter/producer Chris Mathien and rapper Sulaiman are taking their collaborative relationship... Read More


Mathien x Neak - Breaking Open the Head [Stream & Download]

Got any mind-altering substances handy? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating the use of psychedelic drugs, I’m just saying, if you want to fully understand the first collaborative feature from emcee Neak... Read More


Shayna Love ft. Chris Mathien - Each and Everyday [Stream]

As anyone who’s flipped on the news lately knows, human irrationality knows no bounds. Whenever it seems like the world can’t get any crazier, someone always comes along to up the ante – hell, at the rate... Read More


Mathien & Sulaiman - Breathe In (Let Go) [Stream & Download]

As a Minne-ap resident, I’ve heard many say that our frigid winters only make spring and summer all the more enjoyable. While I don’t buy it for a second where weather’s concerned, the sentiment does ring... Read More


Chris Mathien & Shane Eli - Route 66 [Stream]

I’m pretty sure that no one’s referred to the Internet as the “information superhighway” since 1999, but now I’m almost tempted to revive the phrase – let’s just say that, with the Booth’s... Read More


Chris Mathien - Spread [Stream & Download]

In late ‘09, Chris Mathien stepped into the Booth with The Definition, an eclectic record which found the singer/songwriter defying those who would try and slap a label on his style. Nearly a year later, we’re... Read More


Chris Mathien - The Definition [Stream]

What is the sound of one hand clapping? When a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? Precisely what type of artist is Chris Mathien, the mysterious hookman readers may remember... Read More


R.O.E. ft. Chris Mathien - The Gloves (No Quit) [Stream]

Succeeding in a city as packed with A-list talent as the Chi is no easy task, but up-and-coming rapper R.O.E. (Rising Over Envy) has no doubt that his tenacity will take him straight to the top – in other words, he’s... Read More