Girl Talk's Mashup Masterpiece "All Day" is Available for Free Download
Mash-Up wizard Girl Talk (real name: Gregg Gillis) is back at it with his fifth mashup album (though it's only his third widely-released one), entitled "All Day." Rather than explain the concept of the mash-up and Girl Talk's unique take on the phenomenon, it's easier if you just listen to the album and find out if it's to your liking. The beauty of Girl Talk's approach to music making is that the entire album relies on samples, some very familiar, some obscure. While this in and of itself is not that great, what is great is the fact that he can't sell this thing without facing lawsuits from many of the 300+ artists he samples. So what does he do? He gives it away.
His last album, "Feed the Animals" allowed downloaders to offer a "donation" for his works, but his newest campaign for "Feed the Animals" has dispensed with the formalities, and just offer the album for free download at the Illegal Art website RIGHT HERE.
Many of the samples are altered slightly, sure to leave many of the familar artists sampled on the tip of your tongue. Have no fear. Rather than bash your head against the wall trying to spot the song, just use this Wikipedia breakdown of the songs and their samples and sleep easy, my friend.
I have spent the past three years running to his earlier effort "Feed the Animals" and still haven't gotten sick of it due to its frenetic pacing. This album is a little slower and more thoughtful, but still qualifies as an all-in-one party mix, so throw the album on, and walk away from the DJ table to go make yourself a drink. And don't forget to thank Gregg Gillis for making your life a little easier.