Girl Talk (otherwise known as Gregg Gillis) has teamed up with Houston’s DJ OG Ron C to create a chopped and screwed version of his latest full-length, All Day. The revised album is titled Purple All Day and is now available as a free download on the Illegal Art site.
Gillis is now out on the road touring, and with his live show on the brain, he has also released a statement today regarding the current debates over the performance of electronic music. In his rather lengthy note, he breaks things up into two parts: First, he delves into his own background with live electronic music. “The primary purpose of mentioning this background is to highlight the fact that a laptop was my instrument of choice before starting the project,” states Gillis. “I looked up to those artists I saw performing live on computers and wanted to do that. It wasn’t like I produced a bunch of music, then had to figure out a way to perform it.” And secondly, he very eruditely describes his own process for his current performances: his sets, triggering samples and changing things up on the fly, saying that in a typical one-hour set, he can use “somewhere between 300-400 samples” and that the set is “made up of enough loops and samples that I need to constantly rehearse in order to keep all the details fresh in my mind.”
In closing, Gillis simply states, “To reiterate, this was not meant to call anyone out or to start arguments. Everyone has their own approach to performing live electronic music, and I respect that. There is no right or wrong way to do it.” Or is there? Fight, fight, fight!