On his new Wish Book Volume 1 mixtape, Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon proves that you don't have to be a biomedical engineer to do what Girl Talk does. In his own frenetic, maximalist way, the always ambitious artist manages to mash up nearly 50 artists across five tracks and 37 minutes (exactly). Smartly, he kicks things off with "Gangrimes Style," a combination of Grimes' "Genesis" and PSY's "Gangnam Style" that also manages to incorporate Beach House, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Oneohtrix Point Never, and tUnE-yArDs, among numerous others. Deacon initially shared the set via Twitter:
Here is a new album of my first ever dj style release. Wish Book Volume 1. Hope you enjoy it! soundcloud.com/dan-deacon/set…— DAN DEACON (@ebaynetflix) December 3, 2012
On the SoundCloud site for the mix, he listed all of the artists sampled: "Hope you enjoy. Wish Book Volume 1 was made with music made by (in order of appearance): 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."
Dan Deacon, Wish Book Volume 1 track list:
1. "Gangrimes Style"
2. "Someone Area (Rod)"
3. "Oscillating Diamonds"
4. "Beez Eagles"
5. "Virgin Uncle Salt"