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Monday, June 30, 2008

Girl Talk Samples Radiohead Song and Business Model

For his fourth album, Feed the Animals, Pittsburgh-based mash-up artist Girl Talk (nee Gregg Gillis) is offering listeners a "pay what you want" option to download the songs, including a $5 option to receive a bonus mp3 file that strings together all tracks and recreates the effect of a live DJ set.

Borrowing Radiohead's recent business plan isn't surprising for an artist who uses "Paranoid Android" to ground Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" on the track "Set It Off"--and cites more than 300 samples on the Feed the Animals.

In one mash-up sleight of hand during "Hands in the Air," Gillis dusts off Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)" and segues into Hot Chip's "Ready for the Floor" before hitting party touchstones of Michael Jackson and Sly and the Family Stone.

Sample Feed the Animals in its entirety on Girl Talk's MySpace site:
(Just be warned that some songs are not necessarily safe for work.)

And download the album here:

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