'The Return of Pachyman' is a 21st century take on the classic dub foundation : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN In this session, enjoy a mini-set and conversation with Pachyman, who's love for dub is infectious.

'The Return of Pachyman' is a 21st century take on the classic dub foundation

Pachyman on World Cafe

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Playlist

  • Pachyman, "Destroy the Empire / Big Energy"
  • The Congos, "Congoman"
  • Pachyman, "Sunset Sound"

Pachy Garcia is part of the Los Angeles indie-rock outfit Prettiest Eyes, but when the pandemic hit and he was unable to play shows with his band, he came back to a solo project he started a few years earlier: Pachyman.

Garcia grew up in Puerto Rico, where he fell in love with reggae and dub – and he had always been looking for a way to commit more time to making that music. Now with all that time on his hands, he began making Instagram Live videos, building songs in real time for a growing audience. His music was an antidote to an increasingly anxious world. Influenced by dub legends Scientist and King Tubby, Pachyman's new album, The Return of Pachyman, is a 21st century take on the classic dub foundation.

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