Pachyman comes through with 5 selects prior to his appearance at This Ain’t No Picnic festival.
Los Angeles-based musician, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all around dub champion Pachy García aka Pachyman has continued to rise since the release of his third studio album The Return Of… With appearances on NPR Live Sessions and last year’s Grammy Awards ballot for “Best Reggae Album” and “Best Global Music Performance,” Pachyman has been putting in the work to both inform and captivate audiences around the world with his singular latin-infused take on dub & reggae. His latest release El Sonido Nuevo de Pachyman features vocals from Brazilian singer Winter and recalls Studio One’s analog lovers rock sound.
LA locals will have a chance to catch Pachyman this summer at a brand new festival called This Ain’t No Picnic happening Aug 27-28 Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The festival features a highly eclectic lineup including LCD Soundsystem, Yves Tumor, Honey Dijon, Mac Demarco, Four Tet, Floating Points, Sleep, Mdou Moctar, Gerd Janson, along with Despacio Sound System all weekend long.
In anticipation of his appearance at TANP, Pachyman shared five selects with us ranging from sci-fi dub and ’90s rocksteady to French folk and Congolese rumba.
If you’re interested in attending TANP, we’re doing a giveaway along with this piece! Check our Instagram to find out how you can enter to win two GA weekend passes to the festival.
Extended jams by the legendary guitar master from the Congo. Stay for the vibes.
Vulcans – Star Trek (1972)
Legendary rhythm section out of Studio One in Jamaica gets switched-on Moog. No other reggae record sounds quite like this one.
Keith & Tex – Run to the Rocks (1991)
This vocal duet called it quits and migrated to Canada after a successful string of singles that got eventually compiled into this record. they eventually reunited again in the late 90s and started touring their early work.
Alain Peters – Rest’ Là Maloya (1998)
Beautiful compilation with many works of our French brethren. Sounds from the island known as La Réunion.
Roedelius – Flieg Vogel fliege (1982)
Early 80s record from visionary genius Roedelius. One of my favorite morning coffee records.