Galactic Goes Deep

When Galactic parted ways with singer Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet in 2004, fans feared that the band would come to seem like a backing band, overshadowed by the singers who guest-starred with them. That hasn’t happened. If anything, the band's identity has become clearer. With DeClouet, Galactic would interrupt a set of Blue Note Records-inspired funk for Memphis R&B with Houseman, then pick up where they left off once he left the stage.

A Reason to Return to Carnival

Professor Longhair and some Carnival classics get the Balkan bounce beat courtesy of Gypsyphonic Disko. Today, Quickie Mart and Galactic's Ben Ellman released the new Gyspyphonic Mardi Gras, a half-hour downloadable mix that adds bounce's party-starting mojo to "Hey Pocky-Way" and many more. Me - I could stand these versions to be a little more out there, but a they smartly add a vibe that's both retro (the '90s) and contemporary that keeps these remixes from feeling easy.

 

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