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Infographic: Girl Talk’s Latest Mashup Masterpiece Deconstructed

Former biomedical engineer-turned-mashup DJ Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, approaches his music like a scientist. Here’s our stab at mapping the samples on his latest, “All Day.”

Infographic: Girl Talk’s Latest Mashup Masterpiece Deconstructed

Gregg Gillis quit his job as a biomedical engineer two years ago to
become a full-time mashup artist known as Girl Talk. He still approaches
his music like a scientist, though, combining the DNA of songs in
divergent genres to grow unique hybrid jams. He’s the only one who knows
the full genetic code. But here’s a stab by Fast Company and infographic artist Tiffany Farrant at mapping the samples on
Girl Talk’s latest, “All Day.”

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About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.

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