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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to some deep dub reggae by San Juan-born, L.A.-based musician Pachyman. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Joseph Gentile on Bandcamp Daily.
"Champion Sound" by Pachyman
2021 | San Juan-born, Los Angeles-based dub reggae musician
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Pachy García, better known as Pachyman, has just cut the dub album of his career—though it’s been a long, circuitous trip to get to this point. Pachyman grew up in San Juan, collecting old, scratchy records by the likes of King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Scientist. After immersing himself in the Puerto Rican reggae culture, he moved to L.A. and co-founded the destructo synth punk band Prettiest Eyes. That band constantly disregarded the “rules” of what song should be, had no traces of García’s reggae background, and really was not mellow at all.
But then, while hanging around Echo Park, Pachyman fell in with the club dub scene and reunited with his first love—dub reggae. Since then, instead of breaking music templates, he’s cut dub albums that salute the iconic late ‘70s and early ‘80s masterworks.