DJ Ron Slomowicz: Where did name Galleon come from?
Gilles of Galleon: Galleon came from the South of France, it's the name of a famous French rugby player. Do you know the sport rugby?
DJ Ron: Rugby, yes, it's like football but you don't tackle each other.
Galleon: Yes, and rugby is a very popular sport in France and the name Galleon is the name of the French rugby player Gerome Galleon. Gerome Galleon in French and in English it's called Galleon. I play rugby with Philippe and the second guys of Galleon for ten years, so we decided to take the name of this player.
DJ Ron: Did you two meet through the rugby?
Galleon: Yes, I have played rugby with him for ten years.
DJ Ron: What inspired your sound?
Galleon: The sound of Galleon is very simple, Philippe and myself share the same influence - 80's old school music. So we tried to keep the soul of 80's melody with the sound of house music.
DJ Ron: Other French artists like Thomas Bangalter and Daft Punk, they sort of launched the whole disco-house vibe. What has Galleon done to change it or adapted it?
Galleon: Now, French artists are more credible thanks to this kind of band Daft Punk and Modjo and Stardust. And I think Galleon is more crossover because it's not just dance music - we consider the band like new pop music, and mellow disco.
DJ Ron: You've added acoustic guitars to mellow disco - do you see this as a trend in where dance music is going?
Galleon: Yes, the dance scene today is taking its influence from the funk and disco, and for Galleon it's more into pop and rock. But I like disco too, but I think now people need to have guitars, like rock music, very strong, and I think disco has been, it's the end of the disco. It's dead.
DJ Ron: Is there a particular female DJ who inspired the "So I Begin" video?
Galleon: Not a specific female DJ, I just know Miss Kitty, she is a female DJ well-known in France, but not a specific female DJ for the video. We just want something sensual because "So I Begin" is a very sensual track and we wanted a girl to represent the sound, and I think the female DJ was a good idea for the video, but it was just a coincidence.
DJ Ron: The surprise at the end?