Khruangbin is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. The globetrotting Texan trio’s sound is rooted in classic soul & RnB and informed by psychedelia, dub and music from around the world — all captured in widescreen and performed with impeccable style.
Whereas their 2015 debut album The Universe Smiles Upon You was influenced by ’60s and ’70s Thai cassettes and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk, 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo hops east over India to take inspiration in similarly underdiscovered funk and soul sounds of the Middle East, particularly from Iran. Laura Lee explains the album’s title: “My grandpa would always ask me ‘Como me quieres?‘ (‘How much do you love me?’), and he’d only ever accept one response. ‘Con todo el mundo.’ (‘With all the world.’)”
Genre:global / soul / funk / instrumental
From:Houston, TX / London