Mutlu’s music is a blend of soul, reggae, hip-hop, and Brazilian jazz deriving inspiration from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. He avoids falling into retro phonic traps with cool grooves and a quick wit. His songs feel foreign and familiar, risky and romantic. Fans outside his hometown of Philadelphia and music industry professionals got a taste of Mutlu’s music during his well-received stint with Amos Lee on Lee’s North American and UK tours.
Mutlu recently toured with Joe Jackson and had the opportunity to open for Daryl Hall. He just finished up recording his new album Livin’ It featuring Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love & Raheem DeVaughn.