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Review: Z-Trip at City Hall, 1/21/12

Review: Z-Trip at City Hall, 1/21/12
Photo by Britt Chester

Z-TRIP @ CITY HALL | 1/21/12


Z-Trip brought the ruckus so damn hard for the Saturday night Terminal Kings festivities at City Hall . Surrounded by the art that will adorn the walls of Denver International Airport, party-goers most definitely got what they came for last night: The music phenom imbued City Hall with so much bass, it could have been measured by the Richter Scale. Extremely personable, Z-Trip seemed to be loving the music he played for the crowd -- as much as the elated audience.

DJ Z-Trip, aka Zach Sciacca, in his now annual visit to City Hall, and Denver for that matter, in January. His last appearance was at the now-cancelled Electric Daisy Carnival.
DJ Z-Trip, aka Zach Sciacca, in his now annual visit to City Hall, and Denver for that matter, in January. His last appearance was at the now-cancelled Electric Daisy Carnival.
Photo by Britt Chester

With lights flashing, pounding bass and every dope song combination you could imagine, the whole entire place was a party. Some were tempted to gawk at Z-trip's wonders but honestly, there wasn't a still body in the packed amphitheater. The transition from Rihanna's 'We Found Love," to Outkast's "Spottiottiedopelicious" was so smooth and succinct, when the horns came in there was a collective scream of euphoria heard echoing across the venue. Slide show: Z-Trip at City Hall

The master at work, Z-Trip ran through three decades of music with precision and finesse. Epitomizing the term DJ, it's hard to ignore how skillfully he reads a crowd. From MartyParty's Waka Flocka remix of "Hard In Da Paint," to Oasis' "Champagne Supernova," there was no tell as to what he would drop next.
The master at work, Z-Trip ran through three decades of music with precision and finesse. Epitomizing the term DJ, it's hard to ignore how skillfully he reads a crowd. From MartyParty's Waka Flocka remix of "Hard In Da Paint," to Oasis' "Champagne Supernova," there was no tell as to what he would drop next.
Photo by Britt Chester
The ground floor space was drastically reduced due to the art display, which somehow managed to not suffer any sort of integral damage despite its relativeness closeness to the massive crowd.
The ground floor space was drastically reduced due to the art display, which somehow managed to not suffer any sort of integral damage despite its relativeness closeness to the massive crowd.
Photo by Britt Chester
This is a familiar sight for Z-Trip when he visits Denver.
This is a familiar sight for Z-Trip when he visits Denver.
Photo by Britt Chester

The atmosphere was incredible with all the art surrounding the dance floor, giving the show an ethereal feel. Z-trip was intimate with the crowd throughout the night saying he loves Colorado because "you guys show me so much love," his voice booming over applause and cheers.

A special dedication to all the weed smokers in the building evoked a rising cloud of haze, which as we all knew was because of the smoke machines.
A special dedication to all the weed smokers in the building evoked a rising cloud of haze, which as we all knew was because of the smoke machines.
Photo by Britt Chester

Slide show: Z-Trip at City Hall

See? Smoke Machines.
See? Smoke Machines.
Photo by Britt Chester
Amidst the entire Terminal Kings celebration, Z-Trip still managed to pull out a surprise. For the first time ever live, he played on his signature Rane Sixty-Two Z mixer, a dream come true for any DJ. The mixer, which has a custom faceplate was designed by Shepard Fairey, just went on the market this previous week.
Amidst the entire Terminal Kings celebration, Z-Trip still managed to pull out a surprise. For the first time ever live, he played on his signature Rane Sixty-Two Z mixer, a dream come true for any DJ. The mixer, which has a custom faceplate was designed by Shepard Fairey, just went on the market this previous week.
Photo by Britt Chester
Silo opened up the amphitheater following a VIP reception celebrating and honoring the artists, and all those involved with making the entire event come together.
Silo opened up the amphitheater following a VIP reception celebrating and honoring the artists, and all those involved with making the entire event come together.
Photo by Britt Chester

Slide show: Z-Trip at City Hall

Cognition and T-Rav really primed the place for Z-Trip with some fast breaks and heavy drops. With the headliners time slot getting pushed back a little bit, the second act played just slightly longer.
Cognition and T-Rav really primed the place for Z-Trip with some fast breaks and heavy drops. With the headliners time slot getting pushed back a little bit, the second act played just slightly longer.
Photo by Britt Chester

Slide show: Z-Trip at City Hall



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