KHRUANGBIN is an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. on drums. The band is known for blending global music influences, classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their debut album, "The Universe Smiles Upon You" (2015), draws from the history of Thai music in the 1960s, while their second album, "Con Todo El Mundo" (2018), has influences from Spain and the Middle East. Speer, Lee, and DJ also host "Air Khruang" radio shows on NTS and Facebook Live.
Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai.
Throughout "Con Todo El Mundo", Laura Lee’s melodic low-end theory, Mark’s lyrical, free-role guitar lines, and DJ’s ever-steady, ever-ready backbeat form something greater than their parts. A vibe-synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe, processing them through the Khruangbin filter and gifting the result...with all the world.
"Con Todo El Mundo" was released January 26, 2018.
Today's tune "Maria También", the first single from the latest album "Con Todo El Mundo", tells the story of Iranian women prior to the revolution of 1979. Celebrating their creativity, freedom and ability to express themselves, the video shows a side of women in the Middle East that often isn't seen in the Western world.
The women in the video are all part of a large network of artists, singers, dancers and songwriters who have been either exiled or silenced since the revolution. With the video, KHRUANGBIN hopes to bring these remarkable women back into the spotlight and honour the artistry of silenced women everywhere.
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