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Fast Five: Gali



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I grew up in a family that loved music. My mom used to play records all the time. I used to practice singing in front of the mirror for hours when I was just 4 years old. I used to wear my mom’s high heels shoes and pretend I was a famous artist performing in front of a huge crowd. I remember that all I ever wanted to do was sing. Singing made me very happy. When I was 11, I won a national stage competition, for the “Best Song of the Year” and by 14, I started crafting lyrics to my own music.

Making a living as an unknown artist was very challenging. While going to school I had different types of jobs from restaurant waitressing/bartending to working in retail stores. I studied Business in college and graduated with a diploma in Marketing. I worked in sales & marketing for few years, gaining a “real world” experience & knowledge in marketing, promotion, advertising, distribution etc. Given the state of today’s music business those artist-entrepreneurship skills really helped establish me as an artist. In order to give yourself the best competitive edge to reach the widest-possible audience, you MUST combine your passion for music with sound entrepreneurial principles.

In high school, I thought of becoming a zoologist and dedicate my life to helping & protecting wild animal species but biology was my worst subject. I failed it twice… so I gave up.

How would you describe your music?

It can be described as power-packed up-tempo electronic dance music with infectious chorus, incessant motifs and synthy swooshes. I like to keep my music fairly simplistic in structure and light and easy for people to digest. I always try my best to deliver it in the most genuine and humanistic manner; but as dynamic and intriguing as possible.

I write straight-to-the-heart honest lyrics that elicit a positive, happy and emotive reaction among people who listen to it. My sound is a pure expression of vulnerability and sensuality. It’s emotional and distinctive.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I have been working on my next single Tomorrow Never Dies and a cool track called Fabio. They are both very personal & uplifting. Over the next few months I will be teaming up with some new amazing djs/remixers in an effort to spice up my upcoming tracks with some different flavors and artistic flairs.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

George Michael because he is my favorite male vocalist and he is a person who influenced on my life both artistically and personally. He is a great artist, fantastic songwriter and he sings with so much feeling and emotion. I think he is one of the most versatile artists on the planet –a true superstar!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

This is such a tough question because there are hundreds of artists & albums that I think are great. But if I had to pick one or two it would have to be: a) Thriller – Michael Jackson 2) Faith – George Michael. These are records that you simply Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.