Galactic / Ya-Ka-May
Album:Ya-Ka-May Collection:General
Artist:Galactic Added:Feb 2010
Label:Anti- / Epitaph 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-02-21 Pull Date:2010-04-25 
Week Ending:Apr 25Apr 18Apr 11Apr 4Mar 28Mar 21Mar 14Mar 7

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 22, 2023:Brain worm
Cineramascope Feat. Trombone Shorty & Corey Henry
4.Jun 18, 2019:That's not Bluegrass
You Don't Know Feat. Glen David Andrews
2.Feb 09, 2020:DAY OF NOISE 2020 Supplement w the Shiney One
Heart Of Steel Feat. Irma Thomas
5.Jan 16, 2019:Goggles Optional
Boe Money Feat. Rebirth Brass Band
3.Oct 14, 2019:Happy Hour
Dark Water Feat. John Boutte
6.Nov 12, 2018:Happy Hour
Liquor Pang Feat. Josh Cohen & Scully

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-02-10 
Galactic – Ya-Ka-May
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/10/10
Fantastic, super-funky New Orleans “Bounce” Hip Hop with guest artists from back in the day to now. Proves that Nawlins doesn’t have to rely on its standard musical forms – but is more than happy to incorporate them into whatever killer new ideas it’s coming up with today, and it’s come up with a monster with it’s one “Bounce” style of Hip Hop. Awesome!
Multiple FCCs on tracks 10 and 15. I like 3, 5, 7, 13 best.
1. 1:17 *midtempo scratch and funk with announcement about neural talent transfer. Sounds a bit like Jimmy Stewart.
2. 3:16 ***big syncopated march with a Latin tinge. Party!
3. 3:24 ****midtempo hip hop bounce, chanting. Funky and upbeat.
4. 3:28 ***downtempo afro-funky beat with claps – and Irma Thomas!
5. 2:08 ****midtempo monotonal electronic funk with sick funky vocals by Big Chief Bo Dollis.
6. 2:54 ***jelly roll piano meets new breed hip hop, with pulsing double-time back beat. After a minute switches to pure funk. Oh yeah!
7. 3:01 *****nuts! Second line beat with completely crazed hip hop vocals.
8. 3:15 ***electronic bass, a bit of second line groove, great horns.
9. 3:11 ***downtempo forceful blues strut with a modern twist, female vocals.
10. 2:31 FCCs – “hey muthafucka” repeated at intro and near end. Midtempo electronic funky hip hop with rather crazed vocals and pulsing electronics.
11. 3:23 ***electronics and downtempo drum line, bluesy vocals.
12. 0:34 half a minute of funky electronic instrumental.
13. 4:04 *****big horns, big roared blues vocals, funk wah-wah guitar, midtempo march with plenty of syncopation. This KILLS.
14. 3:51 **odd, horror-movie electronics and blues vocals/guitar. Downtempo, deeply bluesy, but with fractured funky/clubby beat.
15. 1:08 FCCs – same as track 10 only more of them. Great beat, though.

Track Listing
1.Friends Of Science 8.Cineramascope Feat. Trombone Shorty & Corey Henry
2.Boe Money Feat. Rebirth Brass Band 9.Dark Water Feat. John Boutte
3.Double It Feat. Big Freedia 10.Do It Again Feat. Cheeky Blakk
4.Heart Of Steel Feat. Irma Thomas 11.Liquor Pang Feat. Josh Cohen & Scully
5.Wild Man Feat. Big Chief Bo Dollis 12.Krewe D'etat
6.Bacchus Feat. Allen Toussaint 13.You Don't Know Feat. Glen David Andrews
7.Katey Vs. Nobby Feat. Katey Red & Sissy Nobby 14.Speaks His Mind Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington
 15.Do It Again (Again) Feat. Cheeky Blakk