I’ve sung the praises here before about DJ Z-Trip, who honed his skills in the Phoenix/Tempe scene and moved on to bigger and better things (Shifting Gears, anyone?) in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, I missed him roll through town this past Saturday, but this track is tiding me over for the time being.
This cut pretty much exemplifies what I admire most about Z (yeah, we’re on a first-initial basis): He mixes a cover of a Mazzy Star song by a group I’ve never heard of, thereby introducing me to a new band while concocting another stellar remix.
I’ve had the opportunity to interview Z a few times, and the one time that stands out most was when I visited a his “office” in Tempe. Basically, the place was wall to wall in records, organized by some insane filing system, like beats per minute, that was beyond my grasp. His willingness to experiment knows no bounds, and if you don’t believe me, you might try listening to some of his mixes. Uneasy Listening with DJ P comes highly recommended.
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