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This is a sampling sport," defiant Public Enemy frontman Chuck D cheap iwc mark xv for sale once declared about rap music. Gregg Gillis doesn't rap, but if sampling was indeed a sport, he would be its undisputed MVP. Gillis, who performs under theCompaq 232633-001 Battery name Girl Talk, has, since 2002, released five albums of music that seamlessly mash up songs from an astonishing array of artists, past and present. The latest, All Day, was released in November 2010 and it alone features samples from 372 songs. The Girl Talk project has received almost as much attention for its Battery Evo N610C legal implications as for the music itself. Usually, a musician wishing to use a sample of another artist's copyrighted music needs to get permission and pay for it. But since Gillis gives the Girl Talk albums away for free, he has so far avoided any legal hassles from artists claiming copyright infringement, and has always maintained that his work is covered by the "fair use" tenet of U.S. trademark law. (Gillis features prominently in the 2008 documentary RiP! A Remix Manifesto, which calls for an overhaul of current copyright laws.) Gillis, 29, a former biomedical engineer, performs tomorrow night at Metropolis. Here are some replacement sony laptop battery condensed highlights from a recent phone interview with Gillis from his home town of Pittsburgh: On the complexities of producing the Girl Talk albums: It's very trial-and-error. Typically, in the case of the fake patek philippe neptune watches lenovo x200 battery last three albums, iwc replika it's taken me a little more than two years each. So (for those albums) I'll experiment for two years and then eventually get to the point where I say, "Oh, I have enough material now," and then I take a step back and see how this album can be different than the rolex cosmograph on sale last one, how it can be better. I have a running list of songs I want to sample, but it's not very intuitive. It's not like I hear a song and think, oh, that would go well with this other song. I just hear a song and hear the potential in using a part of it as a sample. So I'm constantly cutting up songs. On selecting the types of songs he samples on the Girl Talk albums: There are boundaries on this project, not between what's cool or uncool, but just about what makes sense for this thing that is Girl Talk. There's a lot of stuff that's more underground or indie or latitude d830 battery experimental - stuff that I grew up with, and still like and listen to - that doesn't necessarily have its place in this project. I like the songs to be somewhat familiar. In the early days of doing this, since I was coming out of this more lenovo x60 battery underground music scene, it was a calculated effort to sample watches replika these pop songs. I did that on purpose, because a) I was a fan of it, and b) I was trying to challenge people. I prided myself on going to these art galleries or other underground spaces, getting up there, and sampling Madonna. Some people were not into that and were offended by it. Now I'm a bit removed from that world, but I still like replica watches breitling colt ocean to do that to a certain degree. I still pride myself on being the one guy who is playing at Coachella who will drop a Kelly Clarkson sample. On the lack of legal challenges to the sampling on the Girl Talk albums: There have been no issues thus far. And as the years have gone by, I've had a lot more contact with labels, with artists, with managers, and more people are reaching out to collaborate. I've always viewed it as: I'm not creating competition with anything I'm sampling. If anything, it's allowing a new audience to hear it. They're never going to download or buy my album instead of someone else's. I think artists and managers and labels get that, and a lot of them are trying to embrace this kind of thing. A lot of people who don't do this style of cheap lenovo laptop battery don't realize that almost all of the instrumental and a cappella sources I use are publicly released by labels. It used to be on the B-sides of 12-inches, and now of course it's on MP3s. That's been going on for years, and they're out there for a reason: for DJs and producers to be able to manipulate and do what they want with them. And that ultimately will result in that music being in more environments and more people hearing it and learning about it. On whether he would ever release a commercial Girl Talk album with cleared samples: That hasn't been my idea, but it has been presented to me by a specific major label that even sent me a bunch of CDs and a list of hits they've had over the years, and asked me if I'd be interested in doing a big mash-up of their catalogue - which I'm not fundamentally against. I think that's cool and I think that could be fun. But it also feels like if I go there, it would undermine my previous work and replacement compaq laptop battery everything I've stated about fair use. So it's definitely a sensitive thing to just jump in and clear some samples. But I didn't get into this music to lead a legal crusade or challenge the law. I believe in what I'm doing on the legal end, and there's definitely a lot of politics involved, but I'm into this on a musical level. So theoretically I would be interested in doing something that was completely cleared, and I could push it and make a video for it, put it on radio and all of that. There's a ceiling to what I'm doing, but I'm pushing through it as hard as I can. This project has done really well. It's bigger than I ever expected. But I always have to take a step back and think of what it could be like if it was promoted on MTV or radio or something. On his chaotic live shows (which involve props, choreography and audience participation on stage): I'm a fan of seeing live electronic music, and when I got going, around the year 2000, there were a lot of people toying with laptops, and people would just sit there and stare at the latitude d800 battery . The moment I started doing this sort of music with a laptop, I knew I wanted to perform with it and I knew I wanted to put on a show. That's always been the foundation of it, and that's really grown over the years as the size of the shows has changed, in terms of adapting to each level and engaging with the crowd. As the shows have grown bigger and the audience has grown bigger, I've become more into the idea of putting on a more stadium-style production.