Lt Dan Buckley reporting in with my DJ pick of the week. “Maria También” is the lead single off the latest Khruangbin album Con Todo El Mundo. I’ve been really getting into this record lately and had a hard time deciding which track to feature. If you’re interest is peaked, check out the album. If you’ve already been jamming to it for a couple months, this is my jam too!
Texan trio Khruangbin is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai
The video for the album’s first single “Maria También” 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 honor the artistry of silenced women everywhere. Give it a listen and let us know what you think!