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Paris DJs present Galactic - New Orleans Funk, Swamp Jazz & Hippie Hop



Galactic New Orleans Funk Swamp Jazz Hippie Hop
Paris DJs present Galactic - New Orleans Funk, Swamp Jazz & Hippie Hop
(MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) T.I.M.E.C., 2008-02-24

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Tracklisting :
01. Galactic - Welcome To New Orleans
(from 'Coolin' Off' album, 1996 / Fog City Records)
» review (in french) on djouls.com «
02. Galactic - Hamp's Hump
(from 'Crazyhorse Mongoose' album, 1998 / Fog City Records)
» review (in french) on djouls.com «
03. Galactic - Go Go
(from 'Coolin' Off' album, 1996 / Fog City Records)
» review (in french) on djouls.com «
04. Galactic - My Little Humidor
(from 'Organ-ized - All-Star Tribute To The B3 Organ' compilation, 1999 / High Street)
» more info on amazon.com «
05. Galactic - Get Out Of My Life Woman (live feat. John Cleary)
(from '1999-05-29, Mark Twain Hall, Mountain Aire Festival, Angel's Camp, CA' live recording, 1999)
» more info on galacticfunk.com «
06. Galactic - Hit The Wall
(from 'Late For The Future' album, 2000 / Capricorn)
» review (in french) on djouls.com «
07. Galactic - Moog Marmalade (live)
(from 'We Love 'Em Tonight - Live At Tipitina's' live album, 2000 / Volcano/Zomba)
» more info on legacyrecordings.com «
08. Theryl Houseman De'Clouet - Ready, Willin' And Able
(from 'The Houseman Cometh' album, 2001 / Rounder)
» more info on myspace.com/housemanslounge «
09. Galactic - The Beast
(from 'Ruckus' album, 2003 / Sanctuary)
» more info on glidemagazine.com «
10. Galactic - Bounce Baby feat. Z-Trip
(from 'From The Corner To The Block' album, 2007 / Anti)
» more info on djouls.com «
11. Galactic - From The Corner To The Block feat. Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band
(from 'From The Corner To The Block' album, 2007 / Anti)
» more info on djouls.com «

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Info (french/english) :
Galactic traversent la seconde moitié des années 90 en s'imposant comme les fer de lance de la scène acid jazz américaine, aux côtés des Greyboy Allstars et autres Medeski Martin & Wood. Deux albums principalement instrumentaux restent, "Coolin' Off" (1996) et "Crazyhorse Mongoose" (1998), deux albums indispensables à l'époque, historiques désormais.
During the second half of the 90s, Galactic become one of the leading bands of the american acid jazz scene, along with The Greyboy Allstars, Medeski Martin & Wood and a few others. Two mainly instrumental albums recall this story, "Coolin' Off" (1996) and "Crazyhorse Mongoose" (1998), two not-to-be-missed albums at the time of their release, two historical pieces now.

Après avoir tourné pendant quelques années avec pas mal de groupes de la scène "jambands" (Moe., Gov't Mule, String Cheese Incident, bref une scène plutôt jazz-rock que jazz-funk), Galactic opèrent à la fin du vingtième siècle un changement de cap vers un groove plus rock, blindé d'énergie jusqu'à la moelle, comme le témoigne leur meilleur album à ce jour, "Late For The Future" (2000). Une bombe de fusion New Orleans jazz/funk/rock, toujours aussi imparable - huit ans plus tard!
Having toured for a few years with quite a lot of bands from the "jambands" scene (Moe., Gov't Mule, String Cheese Incident... let's say a scene rather "jazz-rock" than "jazz-funk"), Galactic operate at the end of the 20th century a change of direction towards a rocker groove, armoured with high-octane energy, as manifested in their best album to this day, "Late For The Future" (2000), a bomb of New Orleans jazz/funk/rock fusion, still unstoppable - eight years later!

En 2001 sort le "Live At Tipitina's" enregistré à la fin du vingtième siècle à la Nouvelle Orléans. L'album sera disponible dans le monde entier mais le pressage japonais propose, lui, un bonus disc avec les Thriple Threat DJs en guests, annonçant une nouvelle ère de rencontres "on stage" entre grooves improvisés de la scène jambands et rappeurs américains. Dès le festival Bonnaroo en 2002, on commencera d'ailleurs à retrouver des groupes comme Jurassic 5 aux côté des Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & Friends, Galactic, Les Claypool, et autres Trey Anastasio. Pour l'anecdote, un certain DJ Logic avait pavé le chemin depuis des années en jouant avec la crème des musiciens jazz de New York... Galactic vont alors partager la scène avec The Roots, Lyrics Born, The Pharcyde, the Triple Threat crew, Kid Koala, Z-Trip, et iront jusqu'à inviter dans leur live les graffeurs SKW et Doze, sur leur tournée "Sight of Sound" de 2002!
2001 sees the release of the "Live At Tipitina's" recorded at the end of the 20th century in New Orleans. The album will be available worldwide but only the Japanese pressing offers a bonus disc, with the Thriple Threat DJs guesting, announcing a new era of "on stage" meetings between jambands improvised grooves and American rappers. As soon as the 2002 Bonnaroo Festival, you could see bands such as Jurassic 5 sharing the stage with bands like Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and Friends, Galactic, Trey Anastasio, etc. [For the little history, a certain DJ Logic had paved the way by playing with the cream of New York Jazz musicians for many years...] Galactic wil then share the stage with The Roots, Lyrics Born, The Pharcyde, the Triple Threat crew, Kid Koala, Z-Trip, and will even invite graffiti artists SKW and Doze to paint during their live set, on their 2002 "Sight of Sound" tour!

Logiquement, l'album suivant de Galactic, "Ruckus" (2003) est produit par Dan The Automator (Dr Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz, Deltron 3030...). Leur funk New Orleans vire-t-il pour autant trip-hop? Au contraire, le jam maîtrisé à l'extrème, Galactic s'essaient désormais au songwriting. Jazz, blues, electronica, latin, et son hip-hop (avec basse et batterie bien lourds) viennent se greffer harmonieusement sur le funk marécageux de ces galactiques, qui se retrouvent ainsi parmi les premiers à expérimenter cette fusion entre la scène live (les "jam bands") et les producteurs de studio (qu'ils soient "hip hop" ou "électronique").
Logically, the next Galactic album, "Ruckus" (2003), is produced by Dan The Automator (Dr Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz, Deltron 3030). Consequently, does their New Orleans funk turn into trip-hop? Not. The jams are controlled to the extreme, Galactic may now try themselves at songwriting. Jazz, blues, electronica, latin, and hip-hop sound (with heavy drums and bass fronting) get along in perfect harmony to the marshy funk of those galactics, who so become among the first to try this fusion between the live scene ("jam bands") and studio producers (may they be "hip hop" or "electronic").

Durant les 3 années qui s'ensuivent, c'est surtout la star du groupe, le batteur Stanton Moore, qui aura une activité discographique fournie, en participant au super-groupe The Clinton Administration ("the Songs of Sly & Family Stone", 2003), à un album de Corrosion of Conformity (In The Arms of God", 2005), un de Bobby Previte ("The Coalition Of The Willing", 2006), deux de son side-project avec Charlie Hunter, Skerik et Mike Dillon, Garage à Trois ("Emphasizer", 2003 et "Outre Mer", 2005), un album du clavier des Greyboy Allstars, Robert Walter ("Super Heavy Organ", 2005), et surtout un fantastique troisième album solo ("III", 2006)... (et j'en oublie!)
During the following 3 years, it's especially the star of the band, the drummer, Stanton Moore, who'll be the most discographicaly active, by participating in the super-group The Clinton Administration ("The Songs of Sly and Family Stone", 2003), by collaborating with Corrosion of Conformity ("In The Arms of God", 2005), Bobby Previte ("The Coalition Of The Willing", 2006), without forgetting two albums of his side-project Garage à Trois, with Charlie Hunter, Skerik and Mike Dillon ("Emphasizer", 2003 and "Outre Mer", 2005), a solo album from the Greyboy Allstars' keyboards player, Robert Walter ("Super Heavy Organ", 2005), or and foremost a fantastic third solo album ("III", 2006)... (and I'm forgetting some!)

En 2007 Galactic font un retour fracassant dans les bacs avec un album truffé de collaborations avec le gratin du hip hop américain: Lyrics Born, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Boots Riley (the Coup), Mr. Lif, Juvenile, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Ohmega Watts, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets)... L'album sort le 18 Février 2008 en France, et le groupe sera en concert le 7 mars au Nouveau Casino. Un show à la croisée du funk, du rock et du hip hop - à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte!
In 2007 Galactic make a smashing comeback in record shops with an album filled with collaborations with the cream of the crop of American hip hop: Lyrics Born, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Boots Riley (the Blow), Mr. Lif, Juvenile, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Ohmega Watts, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets)... The album was released in France on February 18th, 2008 , and the band will be in playing on March 7th at the New Casino in Paris. A show at the crossroads of funk, rock and hip hop - you ain't got any reason good enough to miss this one!

Links :
galacticfunk.com
myspace.com/galactic
twitter.com/galacticfunk
youtube.com/user/GalacticYakamay
anti.com
soundcloud.com/antirecords
youtube.com/user/antirecords
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/tag/Galactic (discography part 2)
djouls.com/galactic (discography part 1)

Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls (T.I.M.E.C.)
Review and cover artwork by Djouls, photo by JSF306 under a Creative Commons license
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