Master of mashups, producer Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) is back in Australia for the first time since 2012 to play an exclusive set at Splendour in the Grass.
Following the success of his 2006 album Night Ripper, Girl Talk steadily toured over the following six years, bringing his renowned confetti-covered and sweat-soaked performances to venues ranging from house party basements to major festivals.
He followed it up with Feed the Animals, which was ranked number four on Time’s Top 10 Albums of 2008. Next came All Day in 2010, which was brought to life as an album-length music video called Girl Walk//All Day.
In 2013, Gillis decided to take his first significant hiatus from the road since his initial national exposure. The break from live material preparation allowed Gillis time to explore some ideas slightly removed from his trademark hyper-mashup style. In turn, he began working on beats with a wider range of samples, some more obscure than what he would normally use in his Top 40-focused work.
He teamed up with legendary Philadelphia rapper Freeway on the collaborative EP, “Broken Ankles.” The 2014 release combined both artists’ distinct, high-energy styles into a continuously flowing collection of bangers.