1. Girl Talk: Night Ripper
Working as a biomedical engineer, Gregg Gillis is like your genius best friend, managing to create a groundbreaking album that would set a standard and act as a 'how-to' blueprint for future mashup producers. Straying away from the busy, glitch-dominated vibe of his last two studio albums, Night Ripper was Gregg's first tried and true "mashup" project, full with over 300 samples based on his own taste in music. Largely accredited as Girl Talk's breakthrough album (and for a good reason), Night Ripper was the first of his kind, now a secured classic that laid the foundations of the genre - the Illmatic of mashups if you will, the Thriller of sample-based music. For this innovation and pioneering, Night Ripper earns number one on the list.
Notable Layerings: Notorious B.I.G's "Juicy" // Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"