Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Emperor's (sort of) New Groove: Girl Talk "Feed the Animals"
Greg Gillis has risen so far above mash-up geek status that I'm not even sure I know how to accurately describe him. On his latest LP, Feed the Animals, the dude samples Temple of the Dog, for god's sake. And that's not even the most bizarre reference on the album. But really, it's not those odd choices that make Gillis's sample-crazy, laptop-aided, booty-shake tracks so striking. With this mash-up subset of the dance genre that he has helped to refine, Gillis has found a way to make music-inspired music for the sake of…music.
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