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Were it just his mashups — which criss-cross the pop-music landscape like a contestant on The Amazing RaceGirl Talk DJ Greg Gillis would be impressive enough, but the man's live show is equal to his sampling acumen. Gillis began his career making "intelligent dance music," a smug misnomer used to describe glitchy, generally undanceable electronic music. Gillis decided to embrace a more inclusive sound on his second disc, 2004's Unstoppable, but it wasn't until 2006's Night Ripper that he suddenly became a sensation. His latest, Feed the Animals, is even more populist, drawing on some of music's most familiar tracks, from "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "The Weight" to "Kiss" and "Bitches Ain't Shit." Like Milton Bradley's Game of LIFE, his music is fun for all ages.

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