Trouble in Paradise by Girl Talk and Eric the Architect was the perfect song to end Episode 5 of Silicon Valley. Especially after we find out what really happens to AI when it doesn’t know any better. The Terminator makes so much sense now…why the system turned on us. There was a greasy, gross guy who was touching it in inappropriate ways. I need to take a hot, steamy shower in binary code.
If you can get away with only listening to this once then you are dead inside. Literally a dead person.
Girl Talk & Erick the Architect – Trouble in Paradise
OTHER SONGS FROM SEASON 5 OF SILICON VALLEY
ABOUT ERIC THE ARCHITECHT OF FLATBUSH ZOMBIES
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES WIKI – Flatbush Zombies is an American hip hop group from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2010. The group is composed of rappers Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott, with Elliott also serving as their regular record producer. The trio are part of the East Coast hip hop movement known as “Beast Coast”, which also consists of fellow Brooklyn-based rap groups The Underachievers and Pro Era.
Flatbush Zombies have collaborated with various artists, including RZA, ASAP Mob, Z-Breezy, Jim Jones, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, and Anthony Flammia among others. They have performed at music festivals such as The Hudson Project, JMBLYA, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Afropunk Festival, Olly Mac Sesh, Paid Dues, North Coast Music Festival, SXSW, Roskilde, Rolling Loud in Miami and most recently Wireless in London. The group grew in popularity through two mixtapes and several music videos, leading to their debut studio album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, in 2016.
ABOUT GIRL TALK
GIRL TALK WIKI PAGE – Gillis worked as an engineer, but he quit in May 2007 to focus solely on music.
He produces mashup-style remixes, in which he uses often a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create a mashup. The New York Times Magazine has called his releases “a lawsuit waiting to happen,” a criticism that Gillis has attributed to mainstream media that wants “to create controversy where it doesn’t really exist,” citing fair use as a legal backbone for his sampling practices.
The name “Girl Talk” is taken from the tv show “Full House.” Gillis has given his own different explanations for the origin of his stage name, once saying that it alluded to a Jim Morrison poem and once saying that it alluded to an early Merzbow side project. In 2009, he attributed the name to Tad, the early 1990s SubPop band, based in Seattle. Gillis has said the name sounded like a Disney music teen girl group.
In a 2009 interview with FMLY, Gillis stated:
The name Girl Talk is a reference to many things, products, magazines, books. It’s a pop culture phrase. The whole point of choosing the name early on was basically to just stir things up a little within the small scene I was operating from. I came from a more experimental background and there were some very overly serious, borderline academic type electronic musicians. I wanted to pick a name that they would be embarrassed to play with. You know Girl Talk sounded exactly the opposite of a man playing a laptop, so that’s what I chose.
For possible future projects, Gillis is considering creating an original song rather than full-length albums featuring songs by other musicians tied together. Girl Talk released his fifth LP All Day on November 15, 2010 – free through the Illegal Art website. A U.S. tour in support of All Day began in Gillis’s hometown of Pittsburgh with two sold-out shows at the new Stage AE concert hall. Since Gillis releases his music under Creative Commons licenses, fans may legally use it in derivative works. Many create mashup video collages using the samples’ original music videos. Filmmaker Jacob Krupnick chose Gillis’s full-length album All Day as the soundtrack for Girl Walk//All Day, an extended music video set in New York City.
Gillis played at the Coachella Festival in 2014. For the first time in one of his live shows, artists, including Busta Rhymes, E-40, Juicy J and Freeway, performed their vocals over his mashups.