Chicago-bred artist Mathien began recording soul and hip hop influenced music in his parents living room during his early teenage years. Thinking of it as more of a hobby, he moved his equipment down to Carbondale, Illinois where he attended college and began assembling bands to play the material live, with good outcome.

Selling out shows all over the Midwest and receiving extensive college radio plays due to his song "We don't need to make love to know that we've got it"  eventually led to Mathien being signed to a 3 album deal with Chicago's Midwest Music Group in 2009, By 2012 Mathien had regularly sold out the House of Blues and embarked on countless US tours.

Needing a change of pace, Mathien parted ways with MMG in 2014 and moved to Knoxville Tennessee where he released Unique Man in June 2014 and The Freedom Tapes in January 2015 to critical acclaim. Currently, Mathien is playing regionally in the US and is preparing for his first-ever performances in New York City and the UK.