Peace Uv Mine Recording artists Radio Galaxy are featured in 002 Magazine within their Recording section.  This sonic trio provides the Space City Sound that we’ve all been looking for.  Peep their interview below courtesy of 002:

 

When did you guys get started as a group? I know you released a single in 2010, and your album last year, but when did you first get together?

It was around that time when the very first single came out. Maybe a little bit before. I had actually done some background work and a little bit of writing hooks and things like for H.I.S.D., and because King Coz basically produced the majority of their projects, we started working together. Initially we were working on an EP for me because I was going to do the solo thing, but I decided not to because I vibed so well and we meshed so well as a group as we were working on the music. And we decided to become a group — King Coz and I — which… King Coz of course is comprised of King Midas and DJ Cozmos. But the energy was so crazy between us and we had so much fun making music that it was just inevitable that we were gonna join forces and become a team.

It needed to be something with its own identity, the three of you.

Yeah, absolutely. We all bring something very unique to the group. I don’t think that I would ever have that sound with anyone else. When I was getting started as an artist, I had tried different producers, but nothing anywhere remotely close to the sound that I found with them, or the sound that we created together, rather, because like I said, we all have different musical tastes, and all that just kind of meshes to create the Radio Galaxy sound.

There’s something about the way that all of your melodic sensibilities seem to intersect at some point.

DJ Cozmos has primarily a rap and hip-hop background. King Midas is more so into — he’s into hip-hop, but he’s also into acts like Stereolab and old, old school R&B, and I’m more so along the lines of alternative music, jazz, hip-hop as well… and experimental music, so the combination of all those things is what created our sound. I mean, I listen to anything from classical music to folk, just anything. I just enjoy music, the whole spectrum of it.

 What are some big ones for you — when you were growing up, some things that musically turned the tables for you, the way you were hearing things?

For me, growing up, my dad listened to a lot of rock. He listened to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles and Rolling Stones, people like that, so I grew up listening to that as well as listening to instrumental music, like jazz musicians, so listening to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, people like that. And in addition to that, listening your Cab Calloways and Billie Holiday and that whole era of music. For the most part I listened to a combination of those two things and then as far as the instrumental music goes, just listening to the jazz musicians. That’s actually how I learned to sing, by mimicking instruments. I was that weird kid who was walking around the house making random noises. I learned to sing that way.

Right, but that defines your association with melody and the way that you want to hear sound come out.

Right, absolutely, because one of the singers — well, an old jazz musician told me that I’m the type of singer that uses my voice as an instrument as opposed to… you know how some singers want to be the standout? I would rather actually just be another member of the band.

How are you coming along with that fear of butterflies?

Oh my goodness — so you’ve seen the “Fly Trap” video?

 Yeah.

[laughs] Yeah, for my birthday, that was one of the things I wanted to try to conquer. It’s still a work in progress. I can say that I’m willing to go back there and do it all over again and I doubt that I would run through the way that I did, in a frenzy. There were little kids that we had to edit out, of course, but little kids were staring at me like, “Oh my God — she’s really afraid of them!”

Well that’s very brave of you to say you’d go back.

Yeah, I’ll probably do that. And then, I see butterflies around outside when I’m walking the dog all the time, and I don’t run from them anymore, so that’s a good sign.

 They’re not looking at you sideways or anything.

I know! They’re not eyeing me.

 

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Interview by Lance Scott Walker |Photography by Anthony Rathbun

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