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NOLA Phonic Vol. 2 featuring Mystikal, Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby & More - Available April 3, 2012

For Immediate Release
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Nicole Balin
Ballin PR
323-651-1580
nik@ballinpr.com


NOLA PHONIC VOL. 2 FEATURING MYSTIKAL, BIG FREEDIA, SISSY NOBBY & MORE --AVAILABLE APRIL 3, 2012

"A mash of New Orleans bounce, klezmer, hip hop, and Balkan music." 'Nuff said? Fantastic party music." -Nerve.com

(New Orleans, LA) March 13, 2012 Ben Ellman of Galactic and The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars fame is pleased to announce Nola-Phonic Volume Two will be available to fans on April 3. Mixed by NOLA party DJ/producer Quickie Mart, the record is a wild mix of bounce, hip-hop, klezmer, and Balkan music--and this time the duo have an even firmer grasp on the sound they're creating.

"With Volume One we were kind of experimenting with the style," Ellman explains, "Volume Two is ‘this is the style, let's do this, let's invest in it creatively.'" That creative investment includes Balkan and klezmer laden versions of songs from some of New Orleans' most well known emcees, including Juvenile and Mystikal, as well as some of sissy rap's finest, such as Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby and Katey Red.

The music is high energy and New Orleans-centric, which were goals of Ellman's from the start as he wanted to make sure it embodied the city. The music also embodies New York City just a little bit. More specifically, The Bulgarian Bar, which Ellman and the rest of Galactic hang out at when they're in NYC. Throw in the extensive collection of bounce music Ellman acquired by trading libraries with a local New Orleans DJ, and some extra a cappellas from sissy rap artists that were too explicit to put on the last Galactic record, and you have all the ingredients Gypsyphonic Disko needed to create something unique and barrier breaking.

"At one point during the creation of Volume One I said ‘holy shit man, we've invented a genre!' In this day, with mash-ups and all the stuff DJs are doing, I was like, ‘I don't think anyone's really ever done this.' That's hard to do."

Getting people to listen to something new can be equally hard to do, but Gypsyphonic Disko is doing just that. According to Quickie Mart, who has done official remixes for groups like Slightly Stoopid, Freedie Gibbs and produced tracks for Percee P, Wax and Planet Asia, "in New Orleans, GPD goes hard always. In the rest of the country... if they know what bounce is, it goes off well, if not, it is a lot of shocked faces." That initial shock quickly turns to enjoyment, though, as the reviews of Gypsyphonic Disko prove they've been winning over listeners nationwide.

Ellman and Quickie Mart have found their audience, and it's a lot wider than either of them could have imagined. If you missed Gypsyphonic Disko the first time around, consider Nola-Phonic Volume Two your official invite to the party, and this is one party you don't want to miss, because whether or not you'd put on bounce, hip-hop, klezmer, or Balkan music individually, when they're expertly mixed together, the Gypsyphonic Disko result is something that not only gets the party started, but like any good New Orleans party, keeps it going all night long.

For press inquiries, please contact Nicole Balin at Ballin PR at 323-651-1580 or nik@ballinpr.com.