Watch Pachyman rearrange the pieces in new “Sale el Sol” video

The new track is the third and final single from his new album, Switched-On, coming Friday.

September 26, 2023
Watch Pachyman rearrange the pieces in new “Sale el Sol” video Pachyman. Photo by Abraham Recio.  

With his new album Switched-On arriving this Friday, September 29, Pachyman has shared the record’s third and final single, “Sale el Sol.” The new song — and the forthcoming project as a whole — sees the Puerto Rico-born, Los Angeles-based artist retracing his roots to PR in the 1960s, when the scene was beginning to incorporate sounds from elsewhere in the Caribbean, as well as synthesized ones. Here, Pachyman plays an old-school Korg Poly-800, a nod to the ones who first waded into the waters he now swims in so comfortably.


“The song’s deconstructing some of the rhythms I’m used to playing and restructuring them in a way that makes sense for me, but also creating a whole new style of music with a lot of my influences in it,” Pachyman tells The FADER. “Made sense to me to make a repetitive vocal pattern, this time paying homage to the sun that rises for us every morning. It’s also kind of a nostalgic call to my life in Puerto Rico years ago.”

Today, Pachyman premieres the visual treatment for “Sale el Sol” with The FADER. Directed by Owen Summers, the video follows Pachyman as he schleps, sets up, and rearranges a group of speaker monitors that look like colorful puzzle pieces. Watch it below. And scroll further to hear the track on its own and view Pachyman’s upcoming tour dates.

Pachyman tour dates

September 26 - New York, NY - The Sultan Room
October 3 - Hollywood, CA - Amoeba Music
October 27 - New Orleans, LA - Toulouse Theatre*
October 29 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival at Empire
October 30 - Dallas, TX - Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ*
November 8 - San Diego, CA - Music Box*
November 9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco*
November 10 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall*
November 11 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre*
November 14 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre*
November 15 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom*
November 17 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom*

December 1 - Auckland, NZ - The Others Way Festival
December 2 - Brisbane City, AU - Seasonal Fruit Music Festival
December 5 - West End, AU - The Twin
December 7 - Gold Coast, AU - TBA &
December 8 - Sunshine Coast, AU - TBA &
December 10 - Victoria, AU - Meredith Music Festival
December 11 - Thornbury, AU - Shotkickers
December 12 - Sydney, AU - Gallery Bar

February 12 – Liverpool, UK - Metrolcola
February 14 – Bristol, UK - The Jam-Jar
February 15 – Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
February 16 – London, UK - Colours
February 17 – Birmingham, UK - The Night Owl
February 18 – Sunderland, UK - Pop Records
February 20 – Manchester, UK - Yes, The Pink Room
February 21 – Leeds, UK - Headrow House
February 23 – Glasgow, SCT-UK - Hug & Pint
February 25 - Antwerp, BE - TRIX Bar
February 26 - Brugge, BE - Cactus/Brugge
February 27 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn / Doornroosje
March 5 – Madrid, SP - El Sol Del
March 7 – Barcelona, SP - Sala Upload
March 10 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Secret location
March 11 – Leuven, BE - Het Depot


* with Altin Gun
& with Surprise Chef

Watch Pachyman rearrange the pieces in new “Sale el Sol” video