Texan trio Khruangbin are set to release ‘Hasta El Cielo’, the band’s rehashed dub version of their acclaimed album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’, on 12th July via Night Time Stories/Dead Oceans. The full album has been processed anew along with two bonus dubs by renowned Jamaican producer Scientist.
The band’s exotic, spacious, psychedelic funk aligns with the dub treatment particularly well. Dubs of tracks from their first album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ appeared on limited vinyl releases of ‘People Everywhere’ for Record Store Day 2016 and ‘Zionsville’ on the BoogieFuturo remix 12”. The especially eagle-eared will have caught a dub of ‘Two Fish And An Elephant’ playing over the credits of the track’s celebrated video.
Listen to 'Mary Always', from the new album, below:
Discussing the upcoming release, Khruangbin have said:
“For us, Dub has always felt like a prayer. Spacious, meditative, able to transport the listener to another realm. The first dub albums we listened to were records mixed by Scientist featuring the music of the Roots Radics. Laura Lee learned to play bass by listening to Scientist Wins the World Cup. His unique mixing style, with the emphasis on space and texture, creates the feeling of frozen time; it was hugely influential to us as a band. To be able to work alongside Scientist, a legend in the history of dub, is an honour. This is our dub version of Con Todo El Mundo.”
Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums; Khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of music from around the world, infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Since the release of ‘Con Todo El Mundo’, Khruangbin have continued their almost non-stop approach to touring, playing over 130 dates in 2018 alone.
The band will kick off their summer tour with select shows in the US, before heading to the UK for festival performances at Green Man, Latitude, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and Barclaycard British Summer Time (dates below).
Sat. July 13 - London, UK @ British Summer Time
Sun. July 14 - Moseley, UK @ Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival
Fri. July 19 - Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
Thu. Aug. 15 - Sun. Aug. 18 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Pre-order the album here: https://khruangbin.bandcamp.com/album/hasta-el-cielo-con-todo-el-mundo-in-dub-excluding-n-s-america