Houston Music

Radio Galaxy: Lost In Space, But Down To Earth

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

This past weekend, we happened across a performance by Radio Galaxy, an ethereal neo-soul group fronted by a woman deft enough to make it seem like calling herself Spacebunny Jefferson wasn't an entirely ridiculous idea.

The group swayed and glided and floated through the cosmos, singing songs with names like "Lost In Space" and "Isn't Space Interesting." (Totally made that second one up, BTW.) They were, for certain, dynamic and interesting and, ironically enough, earthly.

So we reached out to them to talk about wizards (duh), H.I.S.D. and why they've taken so long to release their first album. Try to keep up. It gets a bit weird at times.

Rocks Off: Tell everyone everything they need to know about Radio Galaxy in exactly six words.

Spacebunny: We come in peace; summer 2011.

RO: Can you clarify the lineup of the group up please? It's a tad confusing. There's a singer, a DJ, a producer and a majestic wizard, right?

Radio Galaxy: There's Spacebunny Jefferson (the singer) and King Coz (the dynamic production duo consisting of King Midas and DJ Cozmos).

RO: Your sounds tends to gravitate towards that spacey, spacey sound that HISD has apparently been trying to trademark. Is that a requirement when you get signed to their label? Are they like, "Yo, welcome to the family. As you know, you'll be required to record at least one song that someone can describe as 'music that aliens make love to.' Other than that, you have total creative control."?

King Midas: Ha, not necessarily my good human. What you are eluding to is the Space City sound, the sound of Alchemy, turning base metals into liquid gold. Myself and Cozmos have practiced this technique in the Gold Room for quite some time. Being a member in H.I.S.D., I can understand where you might hear some similarities, but Radio Galaxy has a different hue all of its own, But it all starts in the Gold Room.

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Shea Serrano