The Rising of Galaxy
We speak to the Dubstep duo Galaxy on their latest single: The Rising. They tell us about drugs, alcohol, music, merchandise and tours. Get the exclusive inside scoop right here!
Hey guys, thanks for making us your first ever magazine interview! What made you interested in Dubstep?
Well you are our favourite magazine so we couldn’t have possibly went for anyone else haha! Well we’ve been friends since we were about 9 or 10 and we’ve always listened to heavy drum and bass music, we’ve collected almost all of the Ministry of Sound albums haha. Just the way you can create something completely amazing from spinning a disk or pressing a few buttons is incredible.
So you guys just turned 17 a few months ago, how does it feel being in this industry so young?
Its crazy, we’re fighting with artists twice our age with twice our experience so trying to find a sound that makes us different is hard. Playing gigs is probably the strangest, we play clubs and festivals that audiences have to be 18 to get into so that is truly crazy, we always have our parents on the side of the stage for moral support so its not too bad.
So why now? Why didn’t you two storm our charts earlier?
There’s never really been a market for Dubstep until now, we’ve been making YouTube videos for years so for the CEO of MOS records to contact us was pretty surreal.
What made you agree to sign to the Ministry of Sound label?
Well all of our idols are signed to them, Example, DJ Fresh, Wretch 32 and Afrojack are all our inspiration and to be able to work with these guys is phenomenal. We’ve learned so much from all of them and the label looks after us so much, they took a chance on us when nobody else would and we couldn’t ask for anything better.
What made you decide on Galaxy as your duo name?
Well we see the galaxy of a huge place of endless possibilities and unexpected surprises, that’s what we want our fans to see us as, we don’t want people to expect the same every time from us, we want to be different.
What was the reason for your title of the The Rising?
Well with it being our first single it signifies how we came to fame, the ups and downs on our road to where we are now. We wanted to people to feel inspired by the way we put the music together and for the reason we’re here.
So what can we expect for your next single?
Well our next single is a lot heavier than The Rising. We chose to pick this track because it’s a completely different sound to our current single which will completely mix things up for the audience we are trying to reach.
What does the album have in store for us?
Well our album is called “Coming Up” and throughout the album it more or less the journey from the beginning of our music careers. We teamed up with some of the greatest producers around to create our sound; we made it so every song would be completely different. We want everyone to be surprised at each and every song.
Can we look forward to any collaborations in future?
We have at least three collabs on the album, we’re trying to plan a future single with Example or Miley Cryus to keep our image fresh and our sound different. We won’t ruin the surprise for any of our fans, but our album is due our May 10th 2014.
Where did the inspiration for your music come from?
Well for the past three years we have been battling addictions to drugs and alcohol and only managed to over come these problems with the help of family, friends and our music. If you listen to the album from start to finish you should hopefully be able to hear our journey back to health. We start the album with deep bass and heavy tracks however the album ends on a more electronic sound combined with the bass of our darker days.
Do you hope to speak to fans through your music?
Yeah! Like we absolutely love our fans and if we never saw the positivity on our soundcloud through recovery we would never be where we are today. We have already had a huge amount of letters and gifts thanking us for helping them through everything and knowing that what we do helps people is unreal!
Can we expect a tour?
Absolutely! We kick off our UK tour in December 13 and tickets go on sale May 1st, we’re hitting almost every city in the country which is extremely important to us as many fans miss out on tours because some bands only tour major cities, we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. We have a Europe tour planned for 2015 and then eventually a world tour when we get around to it ha ha! We can’t wait!
Finally we’ve seen a few items on your website that will be going on tour with you guys, what can we expect from the whole merchandise range?
They’re fantastic! We have four different teeshirt designs in either white, grey or black and we have already sold a tonne of those online! There are wristbands, hats, posters, our EP’s and several hoodies. We spent at least three months working on the designs and trying to incorporate our sound into the merch with the help from several AMAZING local designers we finally came up with things we are extremely proud of and hope you guys love.
So with a planned world tour, upcoming album and designer merchandise we can expect big things from this duo. Watch out Skrillex, there’s a new Dubstep duo on the block…