Girl Talk is a DJ who specializes in mashup style mixing and digital sampling. While Girl Talk is a trained and experienced engineer, he willingly left this career to pursue his musical endeavors. Girl Talk first began playing electronic music at while studying biochemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While Girl Talk uses a variety of musical styles from different genres in his mashup hodgepodge style of music, his sound is most directly influenced by punk, hip-hop, and pop music. In order to legally use sample from a dozen different songs in just one of his mashup tracks, Girl Talk cites Fair Use and Creative Commons licenses as the backbones to sampling. Girl Talk released his first full-length album, Secret Diary, in 2002, Unstopable in 2004, Night Ripper in 2006, Feed the Animals in 2008, and All Day in 2010. All Girl Talk albums were released on the Illegal Art website, asking listeners to pay whatever they want when downloading the music.
At a Girl Talk show during the Coachella Music and Art Festival in 2014, other artists sampled by Girl Talk were able to perform live vocals over his tracks, including Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, E-40, Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Girl Talk won many awards for his music, including reaching the 34 spot on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2006 and 22 on Rolling Stones Best Albums of 2006, number 27 on Spin’s Best Albums of 2006, and the Wired Magazine Rave Award. His album Feed the Animals reached number 4 in Time Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2008, and National Public Radio listeners voted it the 16th best album of the year. In 2014, Girl talk released an EP titled, Broken Ankles, which featured the hit songs “Tolerated” and “I Can Hear Sweat”. Girl Talk shows are characteristic of their high energy songs which get the audience dancing. Don’t miss out on your next opportunity to see Girl Talk perform live in concert. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Girl Talk Tickets.
Girl Talk Tour – 2015
Girl Talk performed at a number of venues and music festivals throughout the US in 2015. During his live performances, Girl Talk plays mashup tracks from his entire body of work, seamlessly mixing one track into another. It’s not uncommon for Girl Talk to produce new, live mashup songs on the spot during his performances. Girl Talk live sets are characteristic of their high energy dance songs and sing-a-long vocal sampling choruses.