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NEW ALBUM: Con Todo El Mundo gets a dub version in Hasta El Cielo
Fans of both dub and Khruangbin’s 2018 release will find an interesting downtempo satisfaction in Hasta El Cielo.
The Texas trio known for their blend of psychedelic music, old school rock influences and global music elements have re-released their album, Con Todo El Mundo with a big twist. All of the tracks are modified into dub versions of the original, with Mary Always (originally Maria Tambien) published as an introductory single last June.
Dub is a genre of electronic music that originated from reggae music in the 60s.
In this reimagining, the band collaborates with dub artist, Scientist, especially in two bonus dubs made by him for the album, namely Rules and Como Te Quiero.
The band said in a statement:“For us, dub has always felt like a prayer. Spacious, mediative, 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 honor.”
Listen to "Hasta El Cielo":
Khruangbin first entered public knowledge with their debut, The Universe Smiles Upon You, that is inspired by various parts of Thai music history: