Gregg Gillis

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Girl Talk
Background information
Birth name Gregg Gillis
Born October 26, 1981(1981-10-26)
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Mashup, Electronic, Dance, Glitch, Experimental music, Pop
Instruments Laptop
Years active 2000 — present
Labels Illegal Art
333 recordings
SSS Records
Spasticated Records
12 Apostles

Gregg Gillis, better known by his stage name Girl Talk, is an American musian who remixes music. Gillis, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has released four LPs on Illegal Art and EPs on 333 and 12 Apostles record labels. He began making music while studying Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He specializes in mash-up style remixes, in which he uses often a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create a new song; The New York Times Magazine has called his music "a lawsuit waiting to happen."[1]

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In 2007, Gillis was the winner of Wired Magazine's Rave Award.[2]

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  1. Walker, Rob. "Mash-up Model". The New York Times Magazine, July 20, 2008, p.15. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/magazine/20wwln-consumed-t.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  2. Watercutter, Angela. "The 2007 Rave Awards". Wired Magazine, April 24, 2007. http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/multimedia/2007/04/ss_raves?slide=10. Retrieved 2008-09-26.