I wanted to start off this post with a video – one part of a series of videos that are pretty sweet. While The Kollection focuses a great deal on music, we’re also all about creativity and the above video certainly shows that. The creativity of dance shown through the musical creativeness of Girl Talk. Girl Talk’s All Day is one-of-a-kind, and while many mashers have striven to recreate the magic of Girl Talk, many have come up short.
However, one mashup artist has risen to the task of creating not only a track or two but an entire continuous album that rivals Girl Talk. The album is Pure Magic and the artist is Bruneaux. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, Bruneaux is like Girl Talk 2.0, and Pure Magic is evidence. With over 200+ artists used in the 11 track album (yeah, my jaw dropped too), Bruneaux certainly has the sample quantity but does he have the quality? You’d be crazy to not think so.
I couldn’t even name you all the artists that are used (thankfully Bruneaux gives us a list) but what I do know is that some of the sample combinations have me laughing, have me smiling, have me jamming, and more. Lil Kim and Fat Joe paired with Hanson? Yeah, you can find that in the first track. Ever wondered what Fat Man Scoop sounded like on top of some Shakira? Jump ahead to the fourth track. Heck, the eighth track cleverly pairs LL Cool J with The Ting Tings then flows into some Lupe dropping bars over Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s “Home”. And those are just a couple of samples out of many in each individual track.
Are there some areas that are a little iffy? Yeah – individually, I could do without Beyonce, Rick Astley, J-Kwon, and maybe some others. But when I listen and re-listen to the pairings, I realize that’s what makes this album magical. Bruneaux’s ability to bring back songs from the past (whether I originally liked them or not) and pair them with genres that they were (probably) never intended to be heard on top of is special and very Girl Talk-esque. So whether you are looking for your pregame music, riding in your car, or just looking for some great listening tunes, make sure to Kollect this album below. And if you like what you hear, go on over to Bruneaux’s Facebook and give him a “like” and thank him for the magic that has graced our ears.