It’s a dope day for Southeast Asian rock vibes, particularly when they’re ill psych versions of things like KC & the Sunshine Band sung in Khmer, plus a grip of other ’60s and ’70s jams from mostly Cambodia and Thailand. “Kamchruoch” is Khmer for “fireworks.” Mike 2600 and Prince Klassen
smooshed together this mixtape in an homage to the artists, most of whom were murdered in the Khmer Rouge genocide in the 1970s, and all proceeds are going towards Tiny Toones, “Cambodia’s first hip-hop center,” devoted to minimizing drugs and HIV among Cambodian youth. Jam it out even if you don’t speak the language, psychedelia is universal!
Download: Mike 2600 & Prince Klassen’s Kamchruoch Mixtape
- The Let Out: Prince Klassen
- Dallas: FADER Presents Soundcheck with Prince Klassen
- Austin: FADER Presents Soundcheck with Prince Klassen
- Freeload: Jay-Z, “Roc Boys (Mike Love’s Nigerian Gangster Remix)”
- Freeload: Pill f. Killer Mike, “The Work’s Hard”