Dan Deacon once again leans on his ultimate crutch — that is, pop culture — and has issued a mashup mixtape titled, Wish Book Volume 1. Much like Girl Talk, he’s connected the dots between unrelated music acts and created something universally whole. Here’s the overall DNA as laid out in Deacon’s Soundcloud:
grimes+psy+beach house+skrillex+diplo+nicky da b+dirty projectors+lil wayne+nicki minaj+oneohtrix point never+tune yards+animal collective+rod stewart+the strokes+wiz khalifa+beyoncé+lcd sound system+death grips+ludacris+rihanna+the beatles+roy orbison+silver apples+katy perry+69 boyz+gary glitter+james brown+lmafo+black dice+the ronettes+r. kelly+black eyed peas+lenny kravitz+the misfits+2 chains+daftpunk+led zeppelin+the notorious b.i.g.+devo+lightning bolt+unknown artist recorded in jaipur, india+marvin gaye+radiohead+rage against the machine+salt n peppa+brian eno+madonna
It should be noted that “Someone Area (Rod)” heavily samples Rod Stewart’s “Young Turks”, which was also a prominent sample on Girl Talk’s Feed the Animals. Could there be a rivalry between the two heads? Probably not, but it’s something to chuckle about. Stream or download the mixtape below, and catch our recent Rock it Out! Blog episode with Deacon shortly after.