Mash-up maestro Girl Talk has clocked up more than a decade of sample-obsessed production and relentless touring across five albums. Channelling the spirit of a house party, live audiences become a mass of sweaty bodies, none more so than Laneway festival in Melbourne when so much of the crowd was drawn to the ultimate party starter that they had to shut down the cities laneways to cope.

Now Girl Talk is coming back and is sure to get the party started when he hits power on his two glad-wrap-covered laptops for his fifth trip to Australia to play Big Day Out 2012. Girl Talk will also treat Sydney and Melbourne to a dance off at headline sideshows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturday 28 January and the Palace Theatre in Melbourne on Tuesday 31 January.

Tickets on sale noon, Monday 28 November.

Saturday 28 January – Enmore Theatre – Sydney
Tickets from ticketek.com.au, Ph 132 849.

Tuesday 31 January – Palace Theatre – Melbourne
Tickets from oztix.com.au, Ph 1300 762 545 and Oztix outlets Polyester City & Fitzroy, Greville, Espy and National Hotel.
Ticketmaster.com.au, Ph 136 100.