Friday, May 31, 2013

Springsteen Remix - Girl Talk: "Steady Shock"

(Note: the Springsteen sample starts around the one minute mark)

For those who are completely unfamiliar with Girl Talk, that is the professional name of Gregg Gillis, a DJ specializing in creating dance music for people with ADD.  Mixing current hip-hop with classic rock staples, he creates unexpected and surprising music that will get anyone dancing.  If you don't like the current mash-up, just wait a minute, and it will change to something you love.

In this excerpt, Girl Talk mixes Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" with N.E.R.D.'s Everyone Nose.  I'm sure it will rub some Springsteen fan's the wrong way, but I encourage you to keep an open mind.  It is interesting to hear a riff you've heard thousands of times in a completely new context - after a couple listens, you may find yourself singing "All the girls standing in the line for the bathroom" to that familiar tune.  Mixes like these benefit both artists, as fans of N.E.R.D. may check out Springsteen and vice versa.

Girl Talk makes all of his music available for free, as 1) he has no way of secure the copyrights from all of these artists to make the music legally and 2) he makes his money from touring.  You can download his work at Illegal Art - the album that this mix is from is his most recent work All Day.

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