If there's one thing mashup DJ Girl Talk knows, it's massive--laptop-processor intensive setups, unfairly infectious beats, insane heaving dance parties. So it comes as no surprise that his tour announcement includes 45 dates spanning five months--and, lucky us, Seattle is one of them (March 15 at The Showbox). That date will also land after the release of his as-of-yet untitled forthcoming follow-up to 2008 hit Feed The Animals, due out by the end of the year, which he's promised includes tastes of rap from Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Soulja Boy, punk from Fugazi, and the necessary dashes of classic rock and sugary pop. He also revealed, in a recent sit-down with Pitchfork, some fascinating insight into why the new album is going to be even wilder than the last:
To me, amping things up doesn't mean cramming in more samples as much as it means making things more dynamic and expressing more patience and being more detailed than before. I wanted to put in more little breather-room elements. It's definitely in the same ballpark as Feed the Animals, but the production's more complex and there's more of a variety in the source material. I'm trying to make something that's really, really complicated and has material that jumps around as far as possible in genre and style but, when you ultimately listen to it, it sounds like one cohesive piece of music.
You can read more, including why you can bet on hearing Girl Talk chop a Van Halen sample when he comes to town, here.