Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.
Donald “DJ” Johnson
"It’s a seriously bad mother funkin’ groove."− KCRW
"„Delicate psychedelics spin into velvety rock that's rooted in '60s Thai funk and surf music.“"− NPR
"„How a Thai Funk, Surf Soul Trio Named Khruangbin Found Their Groove in a Texas Barn“− Noisey // Vice
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