Girl Talk's "All Day" *WW ads on links*

Holly

it's all in your head
As impressive as the technical skills of GT are, I dont think they translate into dance floor power. His songs are extremely stuttery, change very quickly, and dont particularly flow. The aesthetic comes from the novelty of seeing how he stitches the songs together. Mashups are more or less the same as scratching: a display of technical prowess, but ultimately useless on the dance floor. Its always cool when a DJ can scratch really well and shows off for a bit, but it would clear the dancefloor if he did it all the time.

You've obviously never been to a GT show. I've said this so many times... Girl Talk is perfect for the quickly moving mind.
 

tehnick

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It most definitely can get cheesy, but thats pretty much true of every single genre of electronic dance music, because nowadays EVERYONE is a producer and putting their **** out there.

To be honest, I never cared for mashups. I dont think they offer anything particularly new, and they never contribute any extra danceability to the component music. I think its worth more to creatively remix a non dance-track into a dance version than it is to just take the vocals from one over the melodies of the other. It gets especially grating to my ears when the vocals or melody of one of the components is sped up. It sounds like chipmunk music.

As impressive as the technical skills of GT are, I dont think they translate into dance floor power. His songs are extremely stuttery, change very quickly, and dont particularly flow. The aesthetic comes from the novelty of seeing how he stitches the songs together. Mashups are more or less the same as scratching: a display of technical prowess, but ultimately useless on the dance floor. Its always cool when a DJ can scratch really well and shows off for a bit, but it would clear the dancefloor if he did it all the time.

Given his impressive understanding of how music works, Im really surprised he hasnt moved on to remixing/producing (or if he has, I havent heard of it). Mashups are such a niche/novelty.

It's much more impressive to me to watch someone mix vinyl on at least 3 decks. I used to spin on 2 1200's and a pair of CDJ1000's, but didn't get too involved with mashing between the CD and vinyl decks. But anyway, yeah, mixing and mashing live is more impressive to me than stitching together audio in software and digitally pitch bending an acapella track to place it over various instrumental samples. I know people who can do what GT does live with their own hands. In fact, this weekend I'm going to spin again with some old friends on their decks. 8 decks, 3 DJs, and more records than most record stores. It will be fun to suck again and work on getting it back.
 
Downloading now. But I have no idea what to expect. IDK what Girl Talk is, and that track listing is confusing me. Strange mix there. lol
 

DerangedGoose

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It's much more impressive to me to watch someone mix vinyl on at least 3 decks. I used to spin on 2 1200's and a pair of CDJ1000's, but didn't get too involved with mashing between the CD and vinyl decks. But anyway, yeah, mixing and mashing live is more impressive to me than stitching together audio in software and digitally pitch bending an acapella track to place it over various instrumental samples. I know people who can do what GT does live with their own hands. In fact, this weekend I'm going to spin again with some old friends on their decks. 8 decks, 3 DJs, and more records than most record stores. It will be fun to suck again and work on getting it back.

I respect vinyl, and there will always be people who will argue for the supremacy of analogue sound, but in the end, digital will offer you way more possibilities and control than analogue ever could. The actual physical motion of turning a platter will absolutely remain, and should. It has just migrated to CDJs and rotary midi controllers. One of the biggest barriers I see to vinyl is sheer cost. How did you guys not go broke at 15 bucks for one song and a ****ty B side?

Some of the stuff I've seen people do with traktor or serrato and decks is amazing. Even more so when you hook up a DAW like ableton, and the platter becomes a controller for anything and everything.

I remember I was at a small show and one guy was off to the side spinning DnB. Really crap old stuff, to be honest (no wonder the genre died for ten years). Someone came up to him and asked if he had any dubstep, he shrugged and said "I'm on vinyl", and was helpless to adapt his set to the responses of the crowd.

After my friend, a longtime DnB DJ on vinyl, saw Bassnectar perform with 2 copies of ableton running, he declared it the future and has since been focusing less on his 1200s (he still uses them to cut dubplates though, which is pretty cool).


You've obviously never been to a GT show. I've said this so many times... Girl Talk is perfect for the quickly moving mind.

Given that he said he has focused more on the source material, I'm definitely going to give this album a listen. The man absolutely has talent, and I would be very curious to experience a live show. I can definitely see what you mean about it being perfect for the quickly moving mind; few people have successfully implemented non-repetitive song structure to such a degree in dance music. From what I've heard, GT is a performer that you watch and listen to, vs. a performer that you listen and dance to.

I really think he needs to try his hand at producing or full blown remixing, you can just do so much more.
 
Not as bad as I expected. Some of it sucks, but it's decent enough to keep me entertained for the next hour. ha

edit: 18-20 min mark is dope
 

joekd

GT geek
I downloaded it and burned to a mp3 CD last night, wife saw the disc sitting by my stuff and thought it was porn. Guess writing "Girl Talk All Day" on a plain disc is a little confusing to people.
 

tehnick

ʞɔıuɥǝʇ
I respect vinyl, and there will always be people who will argue for the supremacy of analogue sound, but in the end, digital will offer you way more possibilities and control than analogue ever could. The actual physical motion of turning a platter will absolutely remain, and should. It has just migrated to CDJs and rotary midi controllers. One of the biggest barriers I see to vinyl is sheer cost. How did you guys not go broke at 15 bucks for one song and a ****ty B side?

Some of the stuff I've seen people do with traktor or serrato and decks is amazing. Even more so when you hook up a DAW like ableton, and the platter becomes a controller for anything and everything.

I remember I was at a small show and one guy was off to the side spinning DnB. Really crap old stuff, to be honest (no wonder the genre died for ten years). Someone came up to him and asked if he had any dubstep, he shrugged and said "I'm on vinyl", and was helpless to adapt his set to the responses of the crowd.

After my friend, a longtime DnB DJ on vinyl, saw Bassnectar perform with 2 copies of ableton running, he declared it the future and has since been focusing less on his 1200s (he still uses them to cut dubplates though, which is pretty cool).





Given that he said he has focused more on the source material, I'm definitely going to give this album a listen. The man absolutely has talent, and I would be very curious to experience a live show. I can definitely see what you mean about it being perfect for the quickly moving mind; few people have successfully implemented non-repetitive song structure to such a degree in dance music. From what I've heard, GT is a performer that you watch and listen to, vs. a performer that you listen and dance to.

I really think he needs to try his hand at producing or full blown remixing, you can just do so much more.
Back in the day, I did promotions for Interscope, Sony, and a few other labels. We got our records kicked down to us for free for the most part actually. We dug through crates like everyone else to find that gem. In terms of digital, you are right about it being the next thing. Most any serious DJ I know is now using Serato alongside a crate of other stuff if they bring one. I plan on going digital with the vinyl feel. I'll never be one of those fake douchebag DJs that can only mix quarter note 808 hits in 8 measures, or just fade over from song on a CD to another.

I will ALWAYS have a place in manipulating **** by hand and not pushing radio buttons in an application all the time, other than choosing the song to mix. Serato makes it easy to incorporate at least 3 decks into a setup.
 

Holly

it's all in your head
Not as bad as I expected. Some of it sucks, but it's decent enough to keep me entertained for the next hour. ha

edit: 18-20 min mark is dope

If you even remotely liked it, then you should dl Feed the Animals. It's better IMO.
 

tehnick

ʞɔıuɥǝʇ
If you even remotely liked it, then you should dl Feed the Animals. It's better IMO.

I also think Feed The Animals is better. I do like a few of the transitions in All Day, but it doesn't flow as well. Some of the tempo changes are too abrupt, but good for those with extreme music A.D.D. and love to flip dials on radios or cycle through songs quickly on a portable music player.
 
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