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The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Freeway & Girl Talk – “Lived It” Video

There are few things in this world more life-affirming than watching local rap stars moving through their hometowns, shaking hands and kissing babies. Philly veteran Freeway teamed up with mash-up monster Girl Talk for the Broken Ankles EP earlier this year, and their new video for the seen-it-all song “Lived It” ends with the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 11:46 am

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Suicide (Remix)” (Feat. A$AP Ferg) Video

Earlier this year, Girl Talk and Freeway released a pretty great collaborative EP called Broken Ankles. A$AP Ferg hopped on a remix of EP track “Suicide” a little bit later, which now has a video to go along with it. The clip was created by artist Lisa Ramsey, who turned all three of them into… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Confused Newsbusters Outraged By Girl Talk Reference On MSNBC

Girl Talk is ostensibly one of the more successful DJs of the past decade, embarking on countless college tours, becoming a staple on the festival circuit, and putting out five well-received albums of frenetic cut-and-paste mash-ups. He’s certainly nowhere near being a household name, but putting the words “Girl Talk” and “mash-up” right next to… More »

By: James Rettig / September 18, 2014 - 10:26 am

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Tolerated (Wolf Eyes Remix)”

Before he was out there pushing the concept of mashups to an unforeseen extent, helping indie kids bring their love for pop music into the light, and massively shortening our collective attention span, Gregg Gillis started Girl Talk as an experimental noise project. So it’s only a little bit surprising that noise luminaries Wolf Eye… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Suicide (Remix)” (Feat. A$AP Ferg)

Last month, Girl Talk teamed with the Roc-A-Fella veteran Freeway to release Broken Ankles, a surprisingly smooth EP-length mixtape that did a nice job finding a midpoint between both guys’ disparate aesthetics. And now they’ve roped a game A$AP Ferg into adding a verse to “Suicide,” one of the stronger tracks from the tape, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Watch Girl Talk Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Rookie Mag has a long-running series called Ask A Grown Man where teenage girls can ask grown men questions and get some advice from a different perspective. It’s amazing and has featured a ton of people from Stephen Malkmus to Jon Hamm to Eugene Mirman. Now Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, now ha… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 1, 2014 - 11:34 am

Did Pharrell’s “24 Hours Of ‘Happy'” Rip Off Girl Walk // All Day?

Last year, well before “Happy” became the inescapable 10-week reigning #1 single it is today, Pharrell released a star-studded, globetrotting 24-hour music video for the song. It inspired more than 1,000 remakes and became the kind of viral sensation that everybody saw. That included Anne Marsen, a 24-year-old Brooklyn actress and dancer who couldn’t hel… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Coachella 2014: The 8 Best Things From Friday

The first day of Coachella brought us the first Outkast concert since 2006, the fourth Replacements concert since 1991, and the first time Haim was on the festival grounds legally. (According to Este, the sisters have been hopping the fence since 2004.) It spawned thoughts in my brain such as “Wow, Chromeo is now famou… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 12, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Girl Talk & Freeway Broken Ankles

I’ve always had a problem with Girl Talk, and my problem has been this: When he piles on those shards of pop hits so quickly that you barely have time to register what the song is before it’s over, I mostly just find myself wishing I could hear the whole damn song. That ADD hyperblitz… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 10:39 am

Download Girl Talk & Freeway Broken Ankles Mixtape

You’ve seen the tremendous(ly violent) video for the Enon-sampling, Waka-featuring “Tolerated.” You’ve heard the fiery NIN-sampling, Jadakiss-featuring “I Can Hear Sweat.” And now you can indulge in the whole of Broken Ankles, the new EP-length collaborative mixtape by trans-Pennsylvania brothers in arms Girl Talk and Freeway. Download or stream it below via DatPiff. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “I Can Hear Sweat” (Feat. Jadakiss)

Tomorrow, we’ll get to hear what happens when Gregg Gillis makes rap beats for extended periods of time and doesn’t shoot them full of Bon Jovi choruses or whatever. That’s when the unlikely combination of Girl Talk and Freeway will release their collaborative free-download EP Broken Ankles. The two already teamed up for the amazing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 12:34 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many music videos coming out today. I may have been spoken out of school there. Because this week’s video, which come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Girl Talk & Freeway – “Tolerated” (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame) Video

This, right here, is the best music video I’ve seen in a long-ass time. Philly rap firebreather Freeway and party-starting Pittsburgh producer Girl Talk have teamed up on a new mixtape called Broken Ankles, and today they’ve gifted us with the video for “Tolerated,” the Enon-sampling song they debuted onstage last year. The clip i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Watch Girl Talk And Freeway Debut New Song “Tolerated”

Greg Gillis, bka Girl Talk, and rapper Freeway are slated to release a free collaborative EP, Broken Ankles, this fall. Philly Freezer fans fret not — this is not typical Girl Talk fare; the beats are constructed from, according to a press release, “a wider range of samples, some more obscure than what [Gillis] would… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 8, 2013 - 11:23 am

Hear Girl Talk’s New Daft Punk, Kanye Mashups

Listening to some of this summer’s bigger songs, about a million listeners have drawn some quick conclusions: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” sounds like Michael Jackson, Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” sounds like Marilyn Manson. And at a recent show in Charlotte, mash-up master Girl Talk made those connections a little bit more concrete, blending “Get Lucky”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2013 - 3:11 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm
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