Galactic started out in the early 1990s as a retro funk band, as demonstrated by their debut album Coolin' Off (1996), then gradually added hip-hop, electronica, fusion and jazz jam to their mostly instrumental mix. Ya-Ka-May (2010), their post-Katrina tribute to New Orleans, named for a spicy, catch-all soup known to cure hangovers, features guest artists from R&B, soul, and bounce rap, including singer Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and The Meters. Of Galactic's five members, only drummer Stanton Moore is a New Orleans native. The others moved there for college, fell in love with the music scene and stayed, which explain the bands "insider-outsider" perspective. Galactic released its ninth album, Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans, in 2011.