Girl Talk

Night Ripper

From the disco-era Stars on 45 to Hollertronix's Never Scared and 2 Many DJs' As Heard on Radio Soulwax sets, mashups (or bastard pop, or whatever it's called nowadays) aren't a new thing. But Gregg "Girl Talk" Gillis takes his computer-made mixes to delirious highs. Some of Night Ripper's genius moments include "Bounce That," where he floats an a cappella of Purple Ribbon All-Stars' "Kryptonite" over the Emotions' "Best of My Love," LCD Soundsystem's "Daft Punk is Playing At My House," the Breeders' "Cannonball," Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" and Steve Winwood's "Valerie" — all in less than two minutes. On "Smash Your Head" he crashes an a cappella of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" against Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," and drops 2 Live Crew's "We Want Some Pussy" over Wings' "Silly Love Songs" on "Peak Out." That latter song closes with Trillville's "Neva Eva." 4 stars