Jun 15 21

Pachyman New Single “El Benson” Out Today

Pachyman, the one-man dub band of multi-instrumentalist Pachy García, releases a new single from his forthcoming album The Return of Pachyman today. “El Benson” comes via a Jaime Villa Ruiz-directed video shot on Kodak Super 8 film. The upcoming album is out everywhere August 13, pre-order available here.

Remezcla premiered the video today, writing, “’El Benson’ tips the scale towards the reggae territory, filtering chilled, trippy sounds through a vintage aesthetic that sends us to an instant mental vacation.”

García describes the track as, “a sun drenched sound for cruising the streets. Setting the vibe in a soulful way and giving it a jazzy edge while dubbing it out. Inspired by the ‘East Side Story’ compilations and the fascination of that sound in Los Angeles. I wrote this tune when my friend Benson Pagan was in LA rehearsing to go on tour with Ozuna. I wanted to write something that complemented his style of guitar playing. the end result being a completely unique style of reggae.”

Pachyman will play a hometown record-release show at LA’s Zebulon on August 13. He will make his NYC debut opening for four Black Pumas shows at Brooklyn Steel on September 13, 14, 15, and 16. Tickets for the Zebulon show will be available this Friday, June 18 here.