Puerto Rico native Pachy García aka Pachyman started playing guitar at a young age, but his developing interest for early Jamaican music made him switch to piano and bass instead. It wasn’t until he relocated to Los Angeles that he began self teaching himself drums. Around that time he formed the band Prettiest Eyes and started collecting inexpensive recording equipment that he found at thrift stores and second hand music shops.
After having enough gear to make his own recordings out of his basement, Pachy began recording music to pay homage to the early reggae pioneers he grew up listening to. He named the studio “333 House” and started learning techniques used by the engineers responsible for shaping the sound of early dub reggae, particularly Scientist and King Tubby. The recording process of the music was documented on his Instagram account with videos that showed him playing every instrument and ultimately mixing the end result in one live dub take. His latest long-player came out last September and is titled ‘Switched-On’. Check it out on his Bandcamp page HERE.
Pachyman has been on the road with the likes of Khruangbin, Black Pumas and Altin Gun and has been making waves across the world, with his sunshine sound. We in Brighton now have the opportunity to catch Pachyman performing live as he will be playing the popular Green Door Store on Thursday 15th February, courtesy of Acid Box promoters. Support will come in the form of the brilliant Dutch synthwave outfit Baby’s Berserk who we had the pleasure of seeing live last October – Review HERE.
Tickets for this forthcoming concert can be purchased HERE.