Born: December 27, 1982 Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic
DJ Galactic is a French guitar player and composer of Electronic jazz music. He was firstly guitar player and composer in the acid jazz band « Eclyptics » he created with JC Ivala the singer in 2001.
The band was touring mainly in Paris and its suburbs. Eric also has collaborated with many singers to create songs for movies, music album, and jingle projects. He became member of the French copyright society called SACEM in 2002 as a composer.
DJ Galactic began to produce alone his music in 2003 under its nickname Rico with a CD (5songs): this CD was a melt of rap and electronic jazz music. Then he decided to focus only on instrumental music with few voice choruses.
He released his first music album « Rebirth » in May 2005. This album contains real guitar, bass and keyboard with programmed drum loop. There are 12 songs originally created and produced by DJ Dalactic. Influenced by Saint Germain, Air, and Daft Punk, Eric creates his own universe, a melt of jazz, funk and rock music with an electronic background. Dj Galactic produced many songs: his experience with Eclyptics (funk music production) and as an Artist “Rico (electro rap) shows a strong composer that is able to adapt to different situations by providing creative atmosphere.
Dj Galactic is facing his Rebirth, a huge turn point in his artist life, and produced his first solo album (Electronic Jazz). He has decided to focus on this specific style after many years of music experimentation. Dj Galactic has an extensive history of touring and playing live with other band like Bodyfly, and Eclyptics. He began music when he was 7 years old by learning classical music as a keyboard player.
Then he learned electric and acoustic guitar by his self: he was playing rock and funk music.
He has learned Jazz Guitar in Paris with Mr. Gerard Curbillon (A famous Jazz Guitar player). And he learned how to produce music on computer with his sound engineer friend Adrian.
DJ Galactic is struggling against himself self to find his music path: interested by many kind of music, he has to make difficult choice.In June 2005, DJ Galactic released his first album Rebirth (12 titles) in a style Electronic Jazz. His first solo music album is a music experience. He tried to melt Electro Music with jazz grooves. His music Album was broadcast in many local radios (in France , USA , Germany , The Netherlands ) and pod cast.In September 2006 DJ Galactic released his first video clip for the song The Night (available here in the music section of this website)
DJ Galactic is not performing concert anymore: he spent most of his time to createand produce music. Between 2005 and 2007 Eric is working on his new music project: he released his new Electro Funk Music Album in June 2007. Dj galactic composed 13 new songs with a melt of electronic music and funky style. Dj Galacticwants to show to the public with this release that he is one of the most innovative Electro Music Artist of his generation.
After performing in a concert in Israel in 2008, DJ Galactic started to work on a new release with more innovation in his music.
Imagine some kind of demented Parisian café band in a head-on collision with Miles Davis and Moby, and you get an idea of what this sounds like. J.Wallace
Just to let you know ya'll, you need to have this CD in your collection. Great singer and also very good music. For all music lovers, no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD players. Gi Dussault
This album has a jazz fusion feel, A la Paris. I like the Jamiroquai influence. Gary F.
This record comes to us from Jerusalem where French guitar player and composer DJ Galactic crafts electronic jazz music influenced by the likes of St Germain, Jamiroquai, Sinclair and Bob Sinclair. If you dig jazz and acid jazz you'll dig his work. While some of the instruments sound artificial [horns] the ideas and compositions are solid. Rebirth was released in May 2005 and Eric will be touring and supporting the release IndiePulse
At first listen, French born, Jerusalem based guitarist DJ Galactics CD-R album Rebirth may seem a little light on the guitar. Featuring twelve instrumentals (with a few voice choruses) in a unique blend of jazz, funk and rock with an electronic background, it's only after several listenings that one can appreciate how subtly and cleverly Dj Galactic weaves his guitar in and out of the compositions. Listening to new musical melds is a bit disorienting at first, but with his experience in jazz, classical, rock and funk, Dj Galactic manages to pull it off and serve up something quite intriguing. It's not for everyone to be sure, but a select group of open-minded listeners is going to find a lot to like on Rebirth. It should be interesting to hear what the next on sounds like. Guitar Nine Records
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