With a rich and diverse range of influencers that include the likes of Parcels, Toro Y Moi and Kali Uchis, London-based outfit Galactic Dust are now ready to introduce themselves to the world as they unveil their debut single 'DiscoDust'.
Bringing together funk-filled guitars and an unmistakeable disco vibe, 'DiscoDust' looks set to see them become one of the most in-demand artists emerging this year. With its fresh and dynamic flow, mixed with a truly toe-tapping hook, the group are sure to be making waves across the capital and beyond in the coming months.
So with their first offering finally with us, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what first brought them together.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Noam has always been into singing since she was a child. Alfie, Mattia and Luca all started out on the guitar.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
We all come from different musical backgrounds so we try to blend these disparate styles together in our sound. Funk, electronic French-touch, jazz, pop and R&B - it’s an eclectic mix!
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
We all grew up in families that were into rock, American soul as well as all the big artists your mum and dad would be listening to. However, on our side we discovered 90s R&B, hip-hop and electronic music. That mixture is what gives us our sound.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
Noam - 'I Feel Good' by James Brown was the first time I realised listening to music could affect your soul and body so much, and in such a positive way. Wanting to have that impact on people is one of the main reasons I do music for.
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
Noam listens to a lot of neo-soul to start the day. Artists like NAO, Biig Piig or Daniel Caesar. Alfie prefers to get out of bed with afro-beat songs and artists such as Flea Kuti or Tony Allen.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
All of our songs are inspired by situations and people in our life. Noam likes to write from other people’s point of view, but always manages to make the story hers.
What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
The time we received the masters for our first four songs that we recorded and mixed at home was one of the happiest moments for us as a band.
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
We love to create different forms of art. Visuals are a big part of our identity as a band and it’s something we really enjoy doing. We also like to watch football, go to the pub and sit in the park.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
We would probably have something to do in a creative field. Noam is a qualified make-up artist and loves to create her own clothes and accessories. However, our bass player Mattia would probably have pursued History and Latin studies, and would have become a great linguist.
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to stay productive through the coronavirus lockdown?
In a band, try to get in contact with the other members and communicate as much as you can to keep an intimate relationship with one another. Get involved in as many collaborations as you can, that way you stay connected and take advantage of the time. Don’t hesitate to work on covers if you feel like you need to get inspired. You can also use that time to perfect your artist’s image and spend time on creating visual content as well.
Galactic Dust's debut single 'DiscoDust' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.