DJ Nu-Mark, Cut Chemist, Ben Blackwell, Z-Trip, Egon, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Da Beatminerz, and more talk about some of their best finds for a special Record Store Day edition of Crate Diggers.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Z-Trip browse Amoeba for record rarities in the latest episode of What’s In My Bag. Fun fact: The Skillz record from Jeff’s picks was pressed on HipHopSite.Com Recordings in 2003.
Trap prodigy Brillz has been making a name for himself lately, after releasing his Twonk! LP, and collaborating regularly with names like Zedd, Diplo and ETC! ETC! For his next trick, Brillz teams with longtime site homie Z-Trip, as the two take on remixing Jay-Z’s classic single “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”. Z-Trip provides the cuts [cont.]
Rap nerds unite. Each LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul and DJ Z-Trip will come together for the Kings Of The Mic Tour, a 26-date U.S. excursion that sounds ripped from the 80′s. Yes, we will definitely be there. LL Cool J w/ DJ Z-Trip, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, & De [cont.]
LL gives us the release of his new single “Whaddup”, as performed on The Grammys last night. From the album, Authentic Hip-Hop.
Shepard Fairey reached out to longtime friend and collaborator Z-Trip to create a soundtrack for his first London exhibit in five years. Listen here. Z-Trip will be performing at the opening in London on October 19.
Longtime homies Talib Kweli and Z-Trip team up for Attack The Block, a precursor to Kwel’s upcoming Prisoner of Conscious LP, due this October. Guest shots from Ab-Soul, Black Thought, Mac Miller, Ryan Leslie, Jay Rock, Maino, John Forte, and more. Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com
DJ Z-Trip takes us through his vinyl collection and how he keeps using tracks from “The Story of Star Wars” and “Sesame Street.”
New unreleased music available on the upcoming mix tape Attack The Block, presented by Talib Kweli and Z-Trip. Prisoner of Conscious is the album, available October.
Zach Sciacca writes: LL Cool J and I got so hype off the Superbowl game; we wrote and recorded this track last night! We did it quick and dirty; for the love. The track was done in 30 minutes. Even though LL was sick he still sounds tight as hell! Check out the GOAT on [cont.]
Z-Trip writes: I was always a big Nirvana fan. When I first started playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in my sets the audience went crazy. I did get a lot of shit from other DJs at the time….now everyone plays it. Ha! When I was asked to remix Nirvana’s “Lounge Act,” I couldn’t have been [cont.]
Says Z-Trip: When Automator played me this track. I knew I wanted to mess with it immediately. LL Cool J was the first person to come to mind. Yeah, he’s a hip hop icon…..BUT more importantly the guy can spit like crazy. Listen to this and see why LL Cool J is a legend. Kasabian [cont.]
Z-Trip tells us: The Beastie Boys had many people remix this song. Only Major Lazer and I got the thumbs up. Happy to be a part of it! Look for it on Itunes soon. In the meantime let’s imagine what the other remixes sounded like…….. Enjoy. Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Z-Trip’s [cont.]
Video for Zach’s Beastie Boys tribute mix made for the release of Hot Sauce Committee Vol. 2. This is a 4 minute edit of the full-length 23 minute mix. Yeeeeeeah, you can’t front on that…..
Busta and Cool J team for this new collabo with Z-Trip on the cut. Who can name with classic LL song interpolated for the hook? LISTEN: Busta Rhymes – “Killin’ Em” (feat. LL Cool J + Z-Trip)
Says Z-Trip: I was stoked and humbled when asked to do this mix. I’ve been a fan of The Beasties since I first heard Mr Magic interview them on WBLS in NY. I included some of my favorites as well as stuff off the new album. All remixed. It’s a Trip, it’s gotta funky beat, [cont.]
Coachella Conversations premiers with two time festival veteran DJ Z-Trip in conversation with street art legend Shepard Fairey. The two friends and frequent collaborators discuss their shared histories of punk and hip-hop, their historical campaign efforts for Obama, the art of DJing and much more.
Z-Trip honors 2Pac’s assassination day with this lush Marvin Gaye sampled remix of “Better Days”. Grab it via Bandcamp. Better Dayz (Z-Trip’s Make Me Wanna Holler Remix) by Z-Trip
Check out Common at Rain last Friday, along with DJ Fashen filling in for Z-Tripster. As usual, Com drops one off the dome.
Oh man! DJ Z-Trip faced a minor setback last week after breaking his collarbone while snowboarding, reportedly with after hitting the slopes with (or by) Shaun White. Zach has been forced to cancel gigs at SXSW as well as Rain in Las Vegas, while docs fix his clavicle. We tried to contact Zach to no [cont.]
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