Electronic Duo Galactic Hobos Rising above Parkinson’s disease


Diane Foy

Electronic music duo Galactic Hobos are releasing two new singles this April for Parkinson’s Awareness month. All earnings from sales are being donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. One-half of the Galactic Hobos, Jeff Stojak, has suffered from young-onset Parkinson's disease for over a decade.

"Bringing awareness to this disease has become very important to us,” says Stojak, “but what has become even more important is bringing awareness to the fact that you can rise above it."

The first single “Stutter” available now is a future funk beast laced with the hip-hop stylings of Obe G. To be released on April 16, 2019, the second single “Don’t Call Me Baby” is a big bad funky take on the classic dance track released by Madison Avenue in 2000 ft Miss Bunny Legit.

"Pursuing our passion for music was a given — but one of us being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at such a young age was something we could have never seen coming,” says Galactic Hobos’ Oliver Plé. “In the years since the diagnosis, one of the biggest obstacles one could ever imagine has turned into one of the biggest sources of motivation and inspiration we have. Having something with that kind of weight behind it definitely gives you perspective and focus.’

The Galactic Hobos are all about those funky forward-thinking sounds to make your body move, and their 2 new singles do not disappoint. Help bring awareness and speed a cure by downloading or streaming these tracks on Apple music, itunes, Spotify and more.


Members Jeff Stojak and Oliver Plé knew one another from the North Vancouver high school they both attended. They were drawn together thanks to a shared love of funk, hip hop, and the emerging electronic music scene. Both produced and recorded music on their own for many years but began to feel musically stuck and hungered for something new.

With the creation of the Galactic Hobos their production and writing styles merged. This created a fresh new sound they would describe as “future funk”, forward-thinking sounds to make your body move. They released their debut single in 2017 called Fan Flip on Electric Love Records. A collaboration with another emerging duo by the name of Royal Blood, which landed them a top 10 Glitch Hop single. In 2018, they released Acting Up (Adapted Records), Secondhand Spaceship EP (Electric Love Records), Funkline & Sinker (Rough Division), Gonna Party (He’s Dead Jim) and Flight Check (Glitch Hop Community) landing television placements with Netflix for their singles Gonna Party and Flight Check.

The Galactic Hobos kick off their Half Circle Tour April 19th 2019.

Source Diane Foy

April 8, 2019 3:13pm ET by Diane Foy  

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