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I want Girl Talk at my next party

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If you haven’t heard Girl Talk’s genre spanning mix-cd “Night Ripper” yet, you’re missing out. Girl Talk is actually Gregg Gillis. He’s a biomedical engineer by day and the most talked about DJ on the Internet by night (his co-workers have no idea of his double life). Some people will call his work “mash-up” but it goes WAY beyond that. It’s more of a ADD fueled tour of top 40 music from the past 40 years. During this tour, he seamlessly mixes Nirvana with Young Jeezy; Michael McDonald with Warren G; Sophie B Hawkins with Punjabi MC. By his count, he sampled more than 167 artists on the 16 tracks that make up “Night Ripper.”

The only thing that would stop you from putting this cd on repeat in a club is the short amount of time each sample plays. On “Smash Your Head” he splices Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” and it leaves you wanting more. This is the kind of music that makes people get along. It’s making hip-hoppers (?) love rock, and indie hipsters love rap. Music is music.

[MP3] Girl Talk – Too Deep

(Samples from – Dem Franchise Boys, Dr. Dre, Positive K, Paul McCartney and Wings, Juelz Santana, KRS-One, Aerosmith, Nelly, Smashing Pumpkins, The Main Ingredient, Paul Wall, Alicia Keys, Phantom Planet, The Clipse)

[MP3] Girl Talk – Smash Your Head

(Samples from – Fall Out Boy, Trina, SWV, Public Enemy, James Brown, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Nirvana, The Pharcyde, Elton John, Notorious B.I.G., Beyonce, Juelz Santana)

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September 6, 2006 - Posted by | Girl Talk, mp3

3 Comments »

  1. GirlTalk Rocks! I agree though. The song samples are too short. The songs are played just long enough for you to recognize it then he takes it away. Anyway, thanks for the introduction!

    Comment by James Radina | September 6, 2006 | Reply

  2. Ummmm, reminds me of like the Friday night remixes every HipHop station in the country plays. I can’t remember the KC equivalent, but the Chicago one is all about the random 10 second sampling.

    Comment by Schrowe | September 7, 2006 | Reply

  3. Very true, Jason. However, I’ve never heard a hip-hop DJ use Michael McDonald (thank god).

    Comment by Jared | September 7, 2006 | Reply


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