Greg Gillis aka Girl Talk is a Pittsburgh DJ who put out his third full-length release Night Ripper this spring. The indie purists over at Pitchfork Media give Mr. Talk’s album a rating of 8.4/10 and those cats don’t like anything. The Washington City Paper describes Night Ripper as “the triple Salchow-double toe combination” of mash-ups.
(Yes, yes, it is supposedly the “soundtrack of summer,” so please forgive the fact that I haven’t gotten this post out until now. Look, there’s still a lot of back-to-school partying to do!)
Pitchfork’s new MP3 “Infinite Mixtape” blog can’t stop gushing:
“We’ve been bumping mashup maniac Girl Talk’s latest long-player Night Ripper pretty hard since our return from the Roskilde Festival last week. It’s an insane continuous mix squeezing literally hundreds of seemingly disparate tracks (top 40 pop bangers, dance anthems, indie classics, yacht rock flashbacks, 80s metal cuts, etc) into one colossal 40-minute block that brings the party like a warpspeed Diplo.”
Cooliosis. The bottom line: get these tracks while they’re hot! You can download two other free MP3s from the record review or just buy the whole album from the fittingly titled, Illegal Art web site. (I recommend the latter.)