Tag Archives: Gregg Gillis

Countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014: Girl Talk

13 Oct

He was our surprise guest performer at the Life is Beautiful 2014 Lineup Party we held in June at Brooklyn Bowl and rocked a packed house for nearly two hours. In less than two weeks the mash-up maestro will bring the party to Downtown Las Vegas and take the stage for what will surely be a memorable set filled with confetti, balloons, streamers and a whole lot of sweaty dancing fanatics! Girl Talk prior to The Weeknd and Kanye West, yes please!! To add a little bit more ammo to this celebration, Girl Talk will also be celebrating his birthday at the festival. P A R T Y ! ! !

Girl Talk |Downtown Stage |Friday, October 25 | 6:50 – 7:50 pm

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 14 Days – Artist of the Day: Girl Talk

26 May

Two weeks from today Bonnaroo gets under way and what better artist to crank the party up but Girl Talk.  Five albums of mashup and sampling bonanza later, Gregg Gillis is currently one of the most sought after DJs with each show filled with inflatables, toilet paper launchers, balloons and of course, music mayhem.

I remember years ago reading an article about Gillis and learned how he was an engineer by day and DJ by night and without anyone at work knowing, would hop a plane (at times to Europe), play a couple parties and be back in the office Monday morning.  Here’s an article from Pitchfork back in 2007 that may shed some light on the beginnings of Girl Talk.  Besides liking the music, I thought his story was incredibly intriguing.

Sure to be one of the most anticipated late night sets of the festival, straight from String Cheese it will be to see Girl Talk.

Saturday 2:30 AM – 4:00 AM – This Tent

NEW Girl Talk – All Day

17 Nov

First time I ever heard about Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk I was fascinated how he was a biomedical engineer by day and DJ by night; how he would frequently hop on a plane to London after work on Friday and be back in the office Monday morning without anyone knowing that he was moonlighting as a DJ.  Well of course he blew up as a DJ and has released four very memorable mixes including Night Ripper and Feed The Animals.  On Monday, he dropped his fifth, All Day which in typical Girl Talk fashion is one heck of a mash-up/sample album.  You can grab yourself a copy of it HERE.   Also you have to check out the Wikipedia page for All Day which breaks down the staggering 372 samples used to create the record.