One can talk endlessly of the ‘madness’ of those unique gigs that erupted into something unexpectedly special, but even the most skillful wordsmiths will begin at a disadvantage they can never make up for. Time and time again, the same obstacle greets any summation, no matter how articulate: ‘you had to be there’.
In many ways, the same can be said of Greg Gillis’ music. I am not a fan of mash-ups. I haven’t been into hip-hop since my teenage years. I prefer to give laptop-driven performances a miss. Yet with Girl Talk, Gillis has discovered a simple formula that results in everyone enjoying themselves unequivocally: play every type of music at the same time! (more…)