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Z-Trip

Z-Trip live Dec 09 2009. Photo by: Scott Alexander
Background information
Birth name Zach Sciacca
Also known as Z-Trip
Born July 22, 1968 (Age 41)
Phoenix, Arizona
Origin Los Angeles, CA
Genres Hip hop
Turntablism
Alternative
Occupations Producer, DJ, Musician
Instruments Drums, Turntable, sampler, 808
Years active 1989–present
Labels Quannum Projects
Hollywood Records
Hard Left
Associated acts Murs
Shepard Fairey
Public Enemy
Jurassic 5
Linkin Park
Lateef
DJ Shadow
Website Official Site

Z-Trip (born Zach Sciacca) is best known as a founder of the mashup movement. A Phoenix, Arizona native, who now resides in Los Angeles. Was known early in his career for performing with the Bombshelter DJs (DJ Emile, DJ Radar, and DJ Z-Trip). He became widely known when his collaboration with DJ P, Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1, was released in 2001. Only 1000 copies were made, but the album was soon distributed over the Internet in MP3 format. "Uneasy Listening" topped many critics best album of year lists, including: Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, URB, LA Times and NY Times. Since then he has become well-known worldwide for his sold out shows and eclectic style.

His album Shifting Gears marked his major label debut. Released on Hollywood Records in 2005, the album features guest artists Supernatural, MURS, Lyrics Born, Luke Sick, Aceyalone, Mystic, Prince Whipper Whip, Busdriver, Chester Bennington (from Linkin Park), Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and Soup (from Jurassic 5). Shifting Gears received both critical and commercial acclaim. Rolling Stone gave the album four stars. It also charted 3 Top Ten Singles ,in the US.

Z-Trip dedicated 2006 to worldwide sold out shows. Ahead of the Curve with Lateef on Quannum Projects, was released in 2007. Z-Trip also composed original score for EA Games' release Skate. In addition to remixing Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix) (2007) [1]

Z-Trip is featured in the 2001 documentary Scratch and also starred in "How To Rock A Party" showing off some technique. He is also featured in 2005's "Scratch,All The Way Live" concert film alongside Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys

2007 saw the release of an ep with friends MSTRKRFT entitled "Soundclash Of The Titans" artwork was done by longtime Z-Trip friend and collaborator Shepard Fairey. In 2008 Z-Trip became politically motivated and did an album encouraged people to vote for Barack Obama entitled "Party For Change" again artwork was supplied by Shepard Fairey. After Obama's win he did an album entitled "Victory Lap" that served as the soundtrack for the inauguration night parties around the world.

He performs with Serato Scratch Live as well as traditional vinyl. As of August 2006, Z-Trip has left Hollywood Records.

Z-Trip is just one of nine artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where he remixed the Sunny Side song “Smaller Babies”. Some of the other artists were: Mad Decent, Diplo, Pete Rock, and Mix Master Mike.

In October 2009 DJ Z-Trip became the resident DJ of Rain Nightclub located at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.[1]

Contents

Albums

  • Z-Trip: Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1 (Independent release) (1999)
  • Z-Trip: Shifting Gears (Debut major label album) (2005)
  • Z-Trip & Lateef: Ahead of the Curve Quannum Projects (2007)
  • Z-Trip: "Party For Change" (Hard Left Records) (2008)
  • Z-Trip: "Victory Lap" (Hard Left Records) (2009)

EPs

  • Z-Trip: Breakfast Club 10-inch
  • Z-Trip: Listen to the DJ 12-inch (feat. Soup of Jurassic 5)
  • Z-Trip: Rhythmic Metaphor 12-inch
  • Z-Trip: Shock And Awe 12-inch (feat. Chuck D of Public Enemy)
  • Z-Trip & MSTRKRFT: Soundclash (2007) [2] Album Art by Shepard Fairey

Soundtracks

Remixes

  • Jackson 5 I want You Back (Z-Trip remix) Motown remixed 2007, avail on Itunes
  • Rush: Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix) (Short Version of the Remix) (1998) Small Soliders Soundtrack, on Itunes
  • Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix)(2007) [4] Skate VG Soundtrack,on Itunes
  • Z-Trip & Run Run Run: Fade Into You (Z-Trip Remix) (with Instrumental) (2006) [5] Feast Soundtrack, on Itunes
  • Z-Trip: M@shUptight (2007) [6]
  • Z-Trip: Smaller Babies (Z-Trip Remix) The Truth Campaign

Proper mixtapes

  • Z-Trip & Radar: Live @ Future Primitive Volume 2 (1998)
  • Z-Trip: Mixed, Scratched, Tweaked & Abused
  • Z-Trip: Urban Revolutions: The Future Primitive Sound Collective (1999)
  • Z-Trip: Live In L.A. (2004)

Promo mixtapes/EPs

  • Z-Trip: Mixed, Scratched, Tweaked & Abused
  • Z-Trip: Slow Motion
  • Z-Trip: Urban Revolutions Megamix (1999)
  • Z-Trip: The Unknown
  • Z-Trip: The Motown Breakdown Part 1 (2004)
  • Z-Trip: B-boy Breaks 3
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1
  • Z-Trip & Emile: Best Friends (The Long Lost Bombshelter Mix CD) (1997)
  • Z-Trip & Murs: The End Of The Beginning Sampler Mix
  • Z-Trip: Put A Tight Grip On Your Face
  • Z-Trip: White Label 2007 (2007)

Internet only mixes

  • Z-Trip: Live on Power 106 FM - 8.6.06 [7]
  • Z-Trip: Live in Seattle - WA, USA 10.21.00
  • Z-Trip: Live on Groove Radio - Toronto, Canada 5.2.01
  • Z-Trip: Live on Future Primitive Radio - San Fran, USA 5.18.01
  • Z-Trip: Live on Dublab 02.25.00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Rootdown 02.24.00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Rootdown 2003 (aka, The Anti-War Mix; aka, Z-Trip: For Those About to Vote)
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Baltic Room 11/17/01
  • Z-Trip: Live @ WFNX Radio
  • Z-Trip: Live UCLA 05.30.03
  • Z-Trip: Live @ DjScene.com
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Seattle Tasty Show 10/21/00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Scratch Movie Party
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Bonnaroo Festival
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Scratch Movie Party
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Beta Lounge 05.18.01
  • Z-Trip: Live @ The Fox Boulder 05.25.03
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Live @ The Last Supper Club - Seattle, USA 12.7.00
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Live on Groovetech
  • Z-Trip & DJ Mel: Live @ Thursday Uprock, Austin, TX 11.08.01
  • Z-Trip & Emile: Hip Hop Mix 02.12.99
  • Z-Trip, Emile & Radar: Acid Reign
  • Z-Trip: Obama Mix [8]
  • Z-Trip: Obama Mix part 2: Victory Lap [9]

Tracks

  • Z-Trip & Rush: Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix) (Short Version of the Remix) (1998)
  • Z-Trip & Galactic: Zed Tripplen (Live) (2003) [10]
  • Z-Trip & Supernatural: Down Under Freestyle (2006)
  • Z-Trip & Run Run Run: Fade Into You (Z-Trip Remix) (with Instrumental) (2006) [11]
  • Z-Trip & MURS: Kiss (Remix) (2006) [12]
  • Z-Trip & Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix) (2007) [13]
  • Z-Trip: M@shUptight (2007) [14]
  • Z-Trip & Rush: Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix) (Full Version of the Remix) (2007)

Reference

  1. ^ Las Vegas Sun

External links


Z-Trip
[[Image:‎|220px|alt=|Z-Trip performing live, December 9, 2009.]]
Z-Trip performing live, December 9, 2009.
Background information
Birth name Zach Sciacca
Also known as Z-Trip
Born July 22, 1972 New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Turntablism, Alternative Rock
Occupations Producer, DJ, Musician
Instruments Turntables, Drums, Sampler, 808
Years active 1989–present
Labels Quannum Projects
Hollywood Records
Hard Left
Associated acts MURS
Shepard Fairey
Public Enemy
Jurassic 5
Linkin Park
Lateef
DJ Shadow
Cut Chemist
Supernatural
Lyrics Born
Chester Bennington
Aceyalone
Mystic
Prince Whipper Whip
Busdriver
MSTRKRFT
Galactic
Stanton Moore
Chali 2na
Mr. Lif
Gift of Gab
DJ Q-bert
Emile
DJ P
Website Official site

Official Twitter
Official MySpace

Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is an American DJ and producer. He is best known as a pioneer of the mashup movement[1].

A Phoenix, Arizona native, who now resides in Los Angeles, California. He was known early in his career for performing with the Bombshelter DJs (DJ Emile, DJ Radar, and DJ Z-Trip). He became widely known when his collaboration with DJ P, "Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1", was released in 2001. Only 1000 copies were made, but the album was soon distributed over the Internet in MP3 format. Uneasy Listening topped many critics best album of year lists, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, URB, the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Since then, he has become well-known worldwide for his sold out shows and eclectic style, including headlining slots at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and an opening slot for the Rolling Stones, where he performed in front of a 450,000 person audience[2]. He was also a part of Operation MySpace, a concert scheduled for American troops stationed in Kuwait; this show was simulcast on MySpace and the FX cable channel.

His album Shifting Gears marked his major label debut. Released on Hollywood Records in 2005, the album features guest artists Supernatural, MURS, Lyrics Born, Luke Sick, Aceyalone, Mystic, Prince Whipper Whip, Busdriver, Chester Bennington (from Linkin Park), Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and Soup and Chali 2na (from Jurassic 5). Shifting Gears received both critical and commercial acclaim. Rolling Stone gave the album four stars.[3] It also charted 3 Top Ten Singles[4], in the U.S. As of August 2006, Z-Trip has left Hollywood Records.

Z-Trip also composed an original score for EA Games' release Skate. With his remix of "Lounge Act," he became the first and (as of July 2010) the only DJ to have a remix approved by Nirvana and Kurt Cobain's estate.

Z-Trip is featured in the 2001 documentary Scratch. His educational segment "How To Rock A Party" was placed in prominent rotation on MTV and placed as a extra on the "Scratch" DVD. He is also featured in 2005's "Scratch, All The Way Live" concert film alongside Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys.

In 2007, Z-Trip released an EP with MSTRKRFT entitled Soundclash Of The Titans, which featured artwork by longtime Z-Trip friend and collaborator Shepard Fairey, of Obey Giant fame. In 2008, Z-Trip became politically motivated and did an album encouraging people to vote for Barack Obama entitled "Party For Change". After Obama's win, he created an album entitled Victory Lap that served as the soundtrack for the inauguration night parties around the world. Both albums were licensed under Creative Commons and made available for free download on the artist's website.

He performs with Serato Live as well as traditional vinyl, preferring to edit with Pro Tools.[5]

Z-Trip was voted as America's Best DJ in 2009 by DJ Times Magazine. Shortly after, he was named the #1 DJ in Club Districts yearly Top 10 DJ's in America Poll. In October 2009, Z-Trip became the headlining resident DJ of Rain Nightclub on Friday nights, located at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. As a part of this ongoing residency, entitled Z-Trip's Revolution, he has had multiple guests perform alongside him, including Too Short, De La Soul, Three Six Mafia, and Xzibit.[6][7][8]

Z-Trip's "All Pro" was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the year.

Contents

Albums

  • Z-Trip: Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1 (Independent release in collaboration with DJ P) (1999)
  • Z-Trip: Shifting Gears (Debut major label album) (2005)
  • Z-Trip & Lateef: Ahead of the Curve Quannum Projects (2007)
  • Z-Trip: All Pro (Production) (2007)
  • Z-Trip: "Party For Change" (Hard Left Records) (2008)
  • Z-Trip: "Victory Lap" (Hard Left Records) (2009)

EPs

  • Z-Trip: Breakfast Club 10-inch
  • Z-Trip: Listen to the DJ 12-inch (feat. Soup of Jurassic 5)
  • Z-Trip: Rhythmic Metaphor 12-inch
  • Z-Trip: Shock And Awe 12-inch (feat. Chuck D of Public Enemy)
  • Z-Trip & MSTRKRFT: Soundclash (2007) [3] Album Art by Shepard Fairey

Soundtracks

Video games

Remixes

  • Dead Weather "Treat me like your mother" (Z-Trip Remix Feat Slug of Atmosphere) available on iTunes
  • Bassnectar "Cozza Frenzy"(Z-Trip Remix)avail on beatport.com
  • Public Enemy vs Justice "Bring the Justice" (Z-Trip Remix) avail on DJ Hero Activision (2009)
  • Beastie Boys Vs Queen "Brass Dust" (Z-Trip Remix) avail on DJ Hero Activison (2009)
  • Jackson 5 "I want You Back" (Z-Trip remix) Motown remixed 2007, available on iTunes
  • Rush: Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix) (Short Version of the Remix) (1998) Small Soldiers Soundtrack, on Itunes
  • Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix)(2007) Skate VG Soundtrack,on Itunes
  • Z-Trip & Run Run Run: Fade Into You (Z-Trip Remix) (with Instrumental) (2006) Feast Soundtrack, on Itunes
  • Z-Trip: M@shUptight (2007)
  • Z-Trip: Smaller Babies (Z-Trip Remix) The Truth Campaign

Proper mixtapes

  • Z-Trip & Radar: Live @ Future Primitive Volume 2 (1998)
  • Z-Trip: Mixed, Scratched, Tweaked & Abused
  • Z-Trip: Urban Revolutions: The Future Primitive Sound Collective (1999)
  • Z-Trip: Live In L.A. (2004)

Promo mixtapes/EPs

  • Z-Trip: Mixed, Scratched, Tweaked & Abused
  • Z-Trip: Slow Motion
  • Z-Trip: Urban Revolutions Megamix (1999)
  • Z-Trip: The Unknown
  • Z-Trip: The Motown Breakdown Part 1 (2004)
  • Z-Trip: B-boy Breaks 3
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1
  • Z-Trip & Emile: Best Friends (The Long Lost Bombshelter Mix CD) (1997)
  • Z-Trip & Murs: The End Of The Beginning Sampler Mix
  • Z-Trip: Put A Tight Grip On Your Face
  • Z-Trip: White Label 2007 (2007)

Internet only mixes

  • Z-Trip: Live on Power 106 FM - 8.6.06
  • Z-Trip: Live in Seattle - WA, USA 10.21.00
  • Z-Trip: Live on Groove Radio - Toronto, Canada 5.2.01
  • Z-Trip: Live on Future Primitive Radio - San Fran, USA 5.18.01
  • Z-Trip: Live on Dublab 02.25.00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Rootdown 02.24.00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Rootdown 2003 (aka, The Anti-War Mix; aka, Z-Trip: For Those About to Vote)
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Baltic Room 11/17/01
  • Z-Trip: Live @ WFNX Radio
  • Z-Trip: Live UCLA 05.30.03
  • Z-Trip: Live @ DjScene.com
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Seattle Tasty Show 10/21/00
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Scratch Movie Party
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Bonnaroo Festival
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Scratch Movie Party
  • Z-Trip: Live @ Beta Lounge 05.18.01
  • Z-Trip: Live @ The Fox Boulder 05.25.03
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Live @ The Last Supper Club - Seattle, USA 12.7.00
  • Z-Trip & DJ P: Live on Groovetech
  • Z-Trip & DJ Mel: Live @ Thursday Uprock, Austin, TX 11.08.01
  • Z-Trip & Emile: Hip Hop Mix 02.12.99
  • Z-Trip, Emile & Radar: Acid Reign
  • Z-Trip: Obama Mix
  • Z-Trip: Obama Mix part 2: Victory Lap

Tracks

Reference

  1. ^ Wolk, D: Make Your Own Mash-Up, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2002.
  2. '^ DJ Eleven: Set Trippin, Tablist Magazine, p. 56, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2005.
  3. ^ http://www.djztrip.com/press/images/
  4. ^ Hits Magazine, April 2005, http://www.djztrip.com/press/images/
  5. ^ O'Connor, B.: Digging Deep, page 50. DJ Times, 2005.
  6. ^ Las Vegas Sun
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]

External links


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