What are your thoughts on the band's evolution over the years?
Mercurio: I think that we're at the point where you take a look at where you've been and where you're going. We see a progression throughout the last six or seven studio albums; it's not the same album over and over again.
There's always been a distinctive hip-hop flavour to your music. What was it like working this time out with Manny Fresh and Mystikal?
Man, they were both great, really professional. Mystikal was just hilarious in the studio. Both of them showed up and we worked on one track from, like, seven p.m. to like seven a.m. It was just amazing to see them create lyrics that quickly.
Would you still consider Galactic primarily an instrumental band or have you evolved beyond that?
It's tough to say. I mean, the core members of the band are an instrumental band; we still do play a good half of a show playing instrumental songs. At the same time, we definitely understand that we love to play vocal songs. And, of course, we've been touring around with Corey Glover from In Living Colour and he's one of the best vocalists in the world. So vocals are definitely not an afterthought; we do both. (Anti)
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