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jueves, junio 29, 2006

girl talk: girls talk about the booty too

GIRL TALK isn't just a mediocre single by TLC released after Lefteye's tragic death. It's also not just a board game you ladies (and some fellas) used to play at sleepovers. Hell, if you bring this kind of Girl Talk to your sleepovers, this better be the kind of sleepover that involves booty-drops and doing the running man. Maybe even a stripper named Candy.

Girl Talk (aka Greg Gilllis) is beyond samples. He's not just a guy who does mash-ups...he turns mash-ups into art. On his new album Night Ripper, Mr. Gillis crafts 164 "pop culturally relevant samples" into 45 minutes of ass shaking fun. One minute you're pimping all over the world with Ludacris, and the next the Ying Yang Twins are whispering in your ear over the instrumental of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony". This is an album where Bow Wow does not stop believing, where Missy Elliott and Neutral Milk hotel meet face to face, where the phrases "Hey we want some pussy" and "I love you" overlap. It's the only time you'll hear Phil Collins and Junior Mafia on the same disc.

It's like those old Jock Jams mixes, but better. The hits of today meet the hits of yesterday flawlessly. One genre meets the other with no problems. You never know what to expect. It's as much of a joy recognizing every sample as it is dancing to the mix.

Honestly, the more I listen to it, the more I love it. I'm not alone...Girl Talk is blowing up all over the blogosphere. Peeps are saying that DJ Dangermouse (of The Grey Album, Gnarls Barkley) don't have shit next to him. I wasn't even going to post about him until I listened to the album in full. It's a necessity for any party you have this summer. It'll keep the hipsters and hip-hop heads dancing at the same time. Just downloading separate tracks won't do the trick. Each one flows into the other and you need them all for the full effect. COP THAT SHIT IMMEDIATELY.


BUY Night Ripper, Friend on the space.

BLOGWATCH: Brooklyn Vegan has the lovely and taltented Regina Spektor doing a beautiful cover of "Chelsea Hotel". Music is art has a rarity by The Knife and that Lily Allen song that everyone is shitting themselves over.

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