KarenBe is like no other. Hailing from Hawaii via Barbadian and Syrian parents, Karen's childhood memories are of sun-blessed homes where Arabic, French and English entwined and where the elders sang in Caribbean cadence.
A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, KarenBe’s sounds are “Brand New Vintage”, a fusion of her eclectic beginnings mixed with tropical jungle rhythms, thumping Caribbean baselines that are soulfully honest.
Karen was introduced to the world MF DOOM by DJ, blogger and international go-to-girl, Mimi Fresh (a big fan of Doom) who said “You should flip some Doom beats”. KarenBe began to listen to Special Herbs instrumentals. What ensued was “Special Blooom!” an array of songs, distilled into an unofficial yet infectious EP of remixed tracks from Doom’s Special Herbs instrumentals.
“Doom productions are a whole universe that feels so Brand New Vintage like my universe. I recently met him and told him that his instrumentals flipped me for good. He gave his blessing".