Looking For Galt MacDermont

marzo 02, 2013

Elusive composer Galt MacDermont has become a bit of a hip hop icon over the years. With an extensive catalogue of cinematic music and a hit musical (Hair) under his belt it seems he's withdrawn from the limelight and praise of his past works and has been avoiding contact with his remaining fans. Although the premise of the film "Lookin 4 Galt" is around the Gas Face film crews search to find him, in truth the story is more about Galt's affect on hip hop record culture. These guys know the music and do a great job finding his influence in some interesting places. From Pete Rock's recollection of making Run DMC's "Down With The King", to a cameo with legendary drummer Bernard Purdy (wearing a Coogie sweater), the film is beautifully shot and does a great job of bringing record culture to life. Spoiler alert, they find him...but this is story time with some of the finest architects in hip hop and sometimes the ending doesn't matter.

 


LOOKIN4GALT by Gasface

Special off the record shout out to Egon (formerly of Stones Throw Records) and Count Bass D (www.countbassd.com) for bringing Galt down to Nashville in their second "Ultimate Breaks and Beats" concert and hipping me and a generation of college radio listeners to his music at an early age. May Galt MacDermont legacy continue to flourish spawning more beautiful music and great stories. -The Bag Messenger






Also in News

Razor-N-Tape Family Affair Vol. 1 | Tucker & Bloom Bags
Razor-N-Tape Family Affair Vol. 1

dicembre 20, 2021

Brooklyn labels Razor-N-Tape are releasing an all-exclusive holiday comp. This album showcases a varied mix of vibes from bouncy house and sultry disco, to tribal funk and late-night club grooves. 

View full article →

Jimpster Remixed EP | Tucker & Bloom Bags
Jimpster Remixed EP

agosto 18, 2021

It’s been a busy year for Jimpster, with his Soul Spectral and This Thing (with Rich Medina) EP’s both being amongst the best received and highest selling releases of his to date. He has also added his touch to The Sunburst Band, Soichi Terada, Feiertag, Baiana System, The Secret and Retromigration in the form of some massive remixes to boot, as well as having just released an Anthology spanning 4 vinyl. 

View full article →

Soul Supreme Runnin' Release | Tucker & Bloom Bags
Soul Supreme Runnin' Release

giugno 14, 2021

It's tempting to say that Soul Supreme got a Midas touch. But that doesn't do justice to his hard work and carefully crafted reinterpretations of music by A Tribe Called Quest, Madvillain, Mos Def & others.

View full article →