Get a dose of electronic psychedelia as Boogiefuturo's four-track take on Khruangbin
A collection of remixes offer a special type of psychedelia.
If you haven't yet been introduced to Khurangbin, now's about the time. Well a second hand introduction in this case as a handful of their tunes have recently been given some crisp reworks, thanks to the crew at Futureboogie Records out of Bristol. "Khurangbin" directly translated from the Thai language means "engine fly" though generally refers to "airplane". A fitting name I'd suggest as the music this three piece out of Texas craft is best described by airborn adjectives.
What originally brought the trio together was a shared passion for Thai funk cassettes of the 60's/70's. Each member brings something different to the table, be it a passion for African sounds, gospel music and/or hip hop motivations. Khurangbin are a very interesting concoction of both musical talent and interest.
Each of the four reworks come from originals off Khurangbin's 2015 album, The Universe Smiles Upon You. If you haven't yet given it your ear, do so in the not too distant future. I'd recommend a top notch pair of headphones, a green tea and a comfy sofa as accompaniment.
On track one, Sessions Victim, a producer sharing his time between Berlin and Hamburg plays with The Man Who Took My Sunglasses. Deftly sliding in jazzy scuttling drums and airy synths, the edit travels to a lounge soundscape. One to certainly preheat an evening out and about.
DJ Milo, a fellow German national steps up next, tackling Balls & Pins. As we talked about airborn adjectives before, this track literally floats. Inserting clicking percussion and jacking up the tempo, Milo turns this into a track I'd personally love to hear playing in the background of a summertime get together.
For me, the third instalment takes the cake, mainly due to who's on remix duties. Chris David and Liam Ivory, otherwise known as Maribou State bring some sneaky video game arcade feels to Khurangbin's bouncy People Everywhere. Tossing in an abundance of digitised effects, subtle flute sections and their characteristic wailing horns, this tune gets that extra kick it needed.
Closing out the EP comes Vuelo's take on the Khurangbin's superbly dreamy Zionsville. And in what I thought not possible he's made the tune that little more dreamy, the epitome of chill. Incorporating steady bass, soaring guitar licks and crashing drums, this is best explained as a psych lullaby. Ladies and gentlemen best listen to this one with eyes closed.
Get lost in the magic of Khurangbin and their remix compadres below.
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