Los Angeles resident Zach Sciacca always remembers to take listeners on a true journey — a real Z-Trip. And since so many DJs have forgotten (or never learned) how to mix, Z's local appearances should easily be highlights in a crowded party itinerary. As a teenager in Phoenix, he formed the Bombshelter crew with fellow DJs Emile and Radar. Since then, Z has evolved into one of the world's most respected mixmasters for his raw technical skills and imaginative, genre-bending combinations of rap, rock, and the kitchen sink. It's an early predilection that has led many to call him the "godfather of mashups."
Z has also confidently and craftily made an impression as a producer, first with his 2005 debut album, Shifting Gears, and most recently with the original soundtrack to the All-Pro Football 2K8 videogame. Aside from those projects, he has worked with two of hip-hop's greatest MCs of all time — Chuck D and Rakim — and now sets his sights on a new frontier: making completely live music. Until then, catch him behind the wheels of steel.
1. Z-Trip meets the Bassbin Twins, "Shot Down" (white label)
TODRICK HALL: Straight Outta Oz Tour
TicketsWed., Jul. 27, 7:30pm
Mad Decent Block Party
TicketsSat., Jul. 30, 2:00pm
TicketsSat., Jul. 30, 7:00pm
Sociedad Proarte Grateli: Aquellos Tiempos Felices-La Habana De Los 50
TicketsSat., Jul. 30, 7:15pm
TicketsSat., Jul. 30, 8:00pm
2. Saigon, "Come On Baby" (Atlantic)
3. Glitch Mob, "Bubblin' in the Cut" (Glitch Mob Unlimited)
4. Atmosphere, "Shoulda Known" (Rhymesayers)
5. Team America OST, "America, F**k Yeah" (Atlantic)
6. Instinct DJs, "Instinct Shows Calabria Love" (white label)
7. Radiohead, "15 Step (Goldenchyld Remix)" (white label)
8. Skream, "Make Me" (Tempa)
9. The Doors, "My Wild Love (Z-Trip Remix)" (white label)
10. Mesh, "Hipsters Are the New Jocks" (Mesh)
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