Whether it’s opening for The Rolling Stones or sitting in with Letterman’s house band, Z-Trip is always rocking out. This DJ Hero tops ‘best DJ’ lists in his native US, thanks to his death-defying leaps between genres on the decks. classical music, metal, folk, and, of course, the hippa-to-the-hoppa all get the treatment.
He was doing mash-up music live before bootleg beats were spliced together on computers. And pre-Serato he would amaze crowds with the sheer number of dope records he could get through in a set.
He’s sure to be remembered for his killer routines that include scratching the heck out of Janis Joplin over DJ Shadow, and rolling the exponential drums of Alphabet Aerobics over Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt.
Z-trip: We salute you.
Z-Trip wows a stand a NAMM 2010