I confess: I'm pretty much a Girl Talk hater and if I came within a slapping range of this dude it'd smack the taste out of his mouth.
Hmmm, he only doesn't reap the credit for this whole "new mashup thing", he is also on all of the major remix/sample documents bitching about paying for sample use. Why the fuck people are so excited about this now, when everything he does now, was made better and more inventive by dj's in the 80's? Sampling from different sources has been the bread and butter of hiphop dj'ing, but when a white dude does it for all the frat partys in the States, it's suddenly not condemnable but creative? WTF?. Mashup is nothing new , it's just playing songs/acapellas on top of each other, but with less ambition and talent.
And yeah, I sure hate his guts for bringing the rock aesthetic back to dj gig game. Of course he's not the only one making a huge deal about pushing buttons to play other peoples music.
I'll shut my mouth when someone puts a decent mashup album/mix in front of me. Til today I haven't seen nothing as near as inventive, touching and atmosphere building as some of the dj mixes I bump into weekly. Some mashups are ok, though, but generally it's a lot of fuzz about nothing.
End note: If I did this kind of thing I'd be called dj Dick Talk. Maybe it's not too late to change my dj name...