Greg Gillis

April 3, 2009 at 12:26 am 5 comments

 

Gregg

The creative genius behind the musical phenomenon known as “Girl Talk”, Gregg Gillis has simultaneously managed to both sample hundreds of tracks into artful mashups and STEAL MY HEART. After dropping out of biomedical engineering school to focus solely on music, Gregg has managed to make a living touring the globe, even though you can get his album here for free. Check out my favorite track, “Still Here”, which somehow combines Radiohead’s “15 Steps”, Cyprus Hills “Jump” and a slew of other well-known music that’s mashed in ways you wouldn’t believe.

Despite his very foreceful music, Gillis claims to be less than intimidating.  “I think I have a positive outlook on life. I think the music reflects that to some degree. But the music is very in-your-face, kind of commanding attention, which is probably the opposite of me in real life.

This Youtube video of a performance begs to differ. Check out video #2 for footage of Girl Talk’s music being discussed in the US House of Representatives (snap!). Scientist by day, hardxcore DJ mastermind by night, Girl Talk is probably the intellectually hottest piece of ass club-culture has ever seen/scene. Did I mention he’s 28? Perfect. 

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. A Bailes  |  April 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    scientists turned artists are always the coolest…

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  • 2. A Bailes  |  April 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    ps.
    Vanessa finally got a blog.
    reads it, it’s gold.
    http://brownyearround.tumblr.com/

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  • 3. Ryan  |  April 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I have trouble taking him seriously when he opens his mouth to do that thing with the words. I’d call it talking, only he used the phrases “ripped it” and “really pump” with little to no irony.

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  • 4. Olivia  |  April 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

    What? You’re castigating a man whose job it is to create musical pastiche and kitsch for not being ironic? Come on!

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  • 5. Ryan  |  April 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Are you saying he’s more ironic than I’m giving him credit for, or that his lack of irony is made up for in his music? I honestly can’t tell. I mean, he shouts “I LOVE MUSIC” at a festival crowd. Twice. I’m torn between thinking, no shit, sherlock, and dude, what do you even mean by that? Who in that tent are you trying to convince? It’s not like the entire House of Congress is gonna be huddled in a corner, muttering into their beards, or something.

    He does win points for dancing like a puppet, though.

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