There are a lot of reasons why OG Ron C running Girl Talk's All Day through his "Chopped Up Not Slopped Up" purplefication process is fun, but one of them seems more substantial -- or, at the very least, more appropriate -- than the rest.
To be entirely reductive: Girl Talk is a DJ from Pittsburgh. He's famous for mashing together songs from different genres. (He's also famous for indirectly encouraging people to dress like they're going to play in a really ironic game of basketball when they go to his concert. I actually got the chance to cover his last Houston show. It was great fun, and nobody even died from ecstasy.
His most substantial contribution seems clear to anyone that is even mildly paying attention.
Because of the structure of his music, he effectively gives discarded pop music new purpose, making it cool and interesting again, this time for reasons mostly different from the first time it was run through popular culture's echo chamber.
Consider "Get It, Get It," which smushes together Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," Aphex Twin's "Winderlicker," Soulja Boy's "Pretty Boy Swag," George Clinton's "Atomic Dog," DJ Amaze's "I Wanna Rock," Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow," Daft Punk's "One More Time," Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In the Name" and Rye Rye's "Bang."
All in the first two minutes.
In total, there are more than 300 separate samples on All Day, all of which you're excited to hear and proud to remember. And that's the foundation for why this Girl Talk x OG Ron C unification is meta-brilliant.
Besides now being nearly endlessly relistenable --by slowing down the ruckus, Ron C removes the hyperactive OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODness of the album, which effectively dulls one of the few creative criticisms Girl Talk has absorbed -- that the music is too yippy to listen to if you're not in its appropriate setting (live).
All Day, two years old itself, has been rebooted as well. It feels fresh and fun and, most importantly, new again.
There are enjoyable surprises tucked away inside, and that's certainly a plus, but Girl Talk's have never been meant to be absorbed in single moments (he and his team have made a point of actively pointing this out). The whole thing has been redone so the whole thing is reborn.
How does OG Ron C feel about the project?
"Super incredible," he says. "I love his fuckin' mixes and blends, man. I love doing this one, for real. [It's] different."
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