Editors note: This post was written by Mark Messing, one of Quicken Loans summer interns.
Every song has that one moment where everything comes together and it
speaks to someone, somewhere. In most cases it’s the chorus, but
really this could be anything. The drum solo, the steady beat, a rock
stars scream, or "that part where the choir comes in" are all
candidates for that one part of the song that truly separates itself.
For some people, it is hard to appreciate this moment in music if it
does not fit into their own specific genre. To be honest, I can be
one of those unappreciative people. Thankfully, Gregg Gills is not
like the rest of us.
In fact, he is well known for embracing every kind of music…and then
mixing all of it together. People have been mixing music for years,
but it is rare for someone to dissect the music they are mixing so
that only the most eventful parts are being mixed.
And so through his music we find out that while the beat a bass can
make in a rap song is good, it is even better when it is mixed with
the chorus from a pop song. Even more interesting, is that these
"hybrid" songs have their own moments where everything comes together.
In that moment, even the most timid of us end up wanting to dance.
Of course, Gregg Gills is no name for someone who is spearheading a
completely new form of music. That’s why he goes by "Girl Talk."
Be forewarned, while Girl Talk is creative, it can contain music which
is considered vulgar. If you aren’t opposed to that, you should look
into the song "Overtime" on the album "Night Ripper."