In this recent interview by Pitchfork Media, Girl Talk opens up about his electronic music roots and the ascend to stardom, which started with circuit bending toys and throwing fireworks into the audience. During the High School Band years in the very late 90s Gregg Gillis experimented by tearing apart kids’ toys in order to juxtapose pop songs with avant-noises. Today he is pretty damn good at juxtaposing pop songs with other pop songs often with minimal regard for sample clearing. GT shows are usually sold out affairs packed full of partying hipsters wanting to shake their asses. Girl Talk is also associated with Wham City–Dan Deacon‘s Label. Enjoy.