TRACK PREMIERE: PACHYMAN “BIG & EASY”
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You know Pachy Garcia from synth-punk firestarters Prettiest Eyes—we just reviewed their coming album here—but now it’s time to meet Pachyman, the DIY alter-ego who’s about to put out a totally together set of classic reggae, dancehall and dub. “Big & Easy” sounds like a straight shot of 1960s/1970s Lee “Scratch” Perry/Keith Hudson-style analog dub with endless negative space and a perfect sense of pace and dynamic, even though it was inspired by a notable figure from Jamaica’s early 80s: “I had been listening to Billy Boyo around the time I recorded that one,” says Pachy. “Wanted to try something tuff—some of that late dancehall stuff that makes you wanna bob your head.” Pachyman In Dub was written/recorded/produced by Pachy himself in his own house earlier this year, and will be out on Permanent Records on July 12—pre-order here!