Song of the Day: Galactic – Got It (What You Need)

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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Got It (What You Need) by Galactic from the 2007 release From the Corner to the Block on Anti-.

Galactic – Got It [What You Need] (MP3)

Three years in the making, From the Corner to the Block positions Galactic as a modern day house band, molded from the likes of The Meters and Booker T. & the MGs. Galactic’s last effort included vocalist Theryl DeClouet. Who better to replace him than some of the biggest MCs in hip-hop. Juvenile, Gift of Gab, Lyrics Born, Chali 2na, and a host of others tell tales of various corners, all atop the New Orleans funk that has cemented Galactic in the upper echelons of the jam-band scene. These two genres have been facing a collision of this variety for some time, culminating in the live performance debut of this material at Bonnaroo in June. For the millions who weren’t at Bonnaroo, the current tour features several MCs from the album at each show. The Seattle stop features Chali 2na and Boots Riley, happening 10/19 at the Showbox. This monstrous collaboration has already led to Mr. Lif recruiting Galactic to write and produce his next record, proving that anything can happen in the current state of music. Check out the band’s MySpace page and website for complete details, and don’t miss this video featuring Chali 2na, live at Bonnaroo:

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