DJ Z-Trip

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    April 25, 2014

    Justin Bua on the connection between hip-hop and MMA: "They are both irreverent cultures"

    For Justin Bua, painting is about documenting moments in time that reflect an era. Hailing from New York, Bua's work has examined the urban themes of hip-hop, jazz, break dancing, and the countless threads that continue to sew the fabric of the entire culture. Since the early '90s, Bua has also pass ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    SAT | LOO & PLACIDO at NORAD | 10/19/13 Artists like Danger Mouse and Z-Trip have brought the art of the mash-up to the forefront, but few take it to the extremes of Loo & Placido (aka Jeremy Johnson and Laurent Lupidi, respectively), who each played in assorted French bands before teaming up to cre ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in August

    HARD RED ROCKS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8/1 In its first year at Red Rocks, HARD Fest brings a boombastic explosion of the biggest names in bass and trap music. Festival founder and curator, Gary Richards, performing under his veteran moniker Destructo, kicks off a stellar bill that includes the s ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Ogden, 10/31/12

    KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE @ THE OGDEN THEATRE |10/31/12 Things witnessed last night at the Ogden Theatre, in no particular order: Rosie the Riveter breakdancing with a samurai; a priest making out with Little Orphan Annie; Milli Vanilli's Rob and Fab sharing a smoke outside; and a drunk monk. On ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    New Colorado Concerts: Kreayshawn at the Fox, Sleigh Bells at the Boulder Theater and more

    See also: - Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive and more - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Sasha, Stacey Pullen, Pezzner, Z-Trip and more

    Talk about some big talent: This weekend, you've got options to check out Sasha, Stacey Pullen, Pezzner, Z-Trip, Gabriel and Dresden and more...more...more! Have fun figuring out where to put your dance shoes this weekend:

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    April 5, 2012

    Skier Torin Yater-Wallace milks Buttermilk's late-season terrain park for all it's worth

    Both Ski Halfpipe and Ski Slopestyle are confirmed as Olympic medal events at the Sochi Games in 2014, and it's looking increasingly likely that a Colorado local -- sixteen-year-old Aspenite Torin Yater-Wallace -- could win them both. He won SuperPipe gold in the Winter X Games event in Tignes, Fran ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Weekend's Best Live Music Bets: The Autumn Film, Wovenhand, the Hive Dwellers and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Big Gigantic, food porn, Z-Trip, Cirque du Soleil

    In the words of the immortal Mike Reno, we're all working for the weekend. Over the past few days, Westworders documented how that effort paid off in Denver at our slide show page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs. Look below to see samples featuring Big Gigantic, food porn s ... More >>

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    January 22, 2012

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

    Z-TRIP @ CITY HALL | 1/21/12Z-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 C ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Weekend's best dance bets: Z-Trip, Gabriel and Dresden and more

    As usual, Denver is showing the world what's up in electronic music this weekend; on Saturday, you'll have to choose between Z-Trip at City Hall or Gabriel & Dresden at Beta, and that's far from everything that's on our Dance Card. Page down to see what else is in store this weekend.

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    January 20, 2012

    Best weekend party bets: Solution Showcase #2, Katy B., Terminal Kings

    The weekend is finally here -- well, almost here, give or take a few hours. Just in case you don't know what you're getting into yet because you've been too busy all week, you known, getting all ground up in the gears to make any plans, we've put together a heaping list of all the illest parties goi ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Win Tickets to See DJ Z-Trip at City Hall This Weekend

    Update (1/20/12): Contest is over. We've picked a winner. Congrats to coupondaisy. You and a guest will be our guests at the show tomorrow. Check your email for details. Thanks to everybody else for all the entries! If you haven't heard, DJ Z-Trip is getting down this weekend at City Hall. The Term ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    DJ Z-Trip, Souls of Mischief and more at Terminal Kings Art Project at City Hall

    While earlier rumors of DJ Z-Trip being in town at the end of January proved to be just that, it turns out that he will be in town this month after all -- just not at Red Rocks. Instead, he'll be performing at City Hall for the final night of partying for Terminal Kings, an art project sponsored by ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks: Atmosphere, Common, Grieves Budo at Red Rocks 1/27/12

    Bradon MarshallAtmosphere on the Rocks in January with Common, Grieves Budo and Get Cryphy. That's going to be one helluva show!​Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks 2012: Okay, so scratch Z-Trip and Yelawolf from the bill (turns out, that was just a rumor), but keep Atmosphere and Grieves and ad ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Review: Electric Daisy Carnival, 6/11/11

    ​ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL | 06.13.11 "When the smoke machines ran out, someone -- and by 'someone,' I mean a complete fucking idiot -- blasted the room with a fire extinguisher, sending a sweet poison into the eyes and mouths of everyone."

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    May 25, 2011

    Electric Daisy Carnival lineup revealed for 2011

    ​Insomniac Events and the folks at Triad Dragons are gearing up for the the fourth annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Expect plenty of carnival rides, massive, light-infused art installations, and, of course, scads of beautiful, painted faces supporting the carn ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    SIA and Big Air week: Win tickets to Raekwon, People Under the Stairs, Z-Trip and Kraddy

    ​ Tickets? We've got 'em. Consider us your hookup for the hottest shows this week and weekend. Raekown at Summit Music Hall? Check. People Under the Stairs at the Marquis? Indeed. Snowdown 2011 with DJ Z-Trip and Lloyd Banks? Bet. Kraddy at the Bluebird? Gotcha covered. Would you and a guest ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Z-Trip on simultaneously being a DJ, performance artist and well-polished anomaly

    ​Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, is widely regarded as the pioneering "godfather of mash ups." Way back before Girl Talk or The Hood Internet were even out of high school, Sciacca was out there mixing everything from Rush and The Beastie Boys to Jane's Addiction and Jay-Z. He spit out hi ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    24 Best Denver Halloween Parties, 2010

    Cop that Ghostly Sounds LP now!​Halloween weekend is just a few days away, and Denver is overflowing with ghostly activities. We know it's a daunting to keep track of all the events, so we've compiled a handy list of two-dozen ways for you to get your Halloween on. Whether you're interested in ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Matt Morris performing "Money" in Toyota Free Yr Radio Tent

    Another Mile High Music Festival is in the books. Weather was ideal, parking was a breeze and there were plenty of memorable moments at this year's fest, from Rivers Cuomo wandering through the crowd during Weezer's set to Z-Trip throwing down a Colorado-centric version of "California Love" to Cyp ... More >>

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    August 15, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival day two travelogue: BoomBox and Z-Trip

    As I crossed the festival grounds toward the Bison tent, where BoomBox was scheduled, I caught strains of Matt Morris and his amazing voice, and Ozomatli getting their reggae-style funk on. I reached my destination just as BoomBox took the stage and immediately knew I was in for a good time. They op ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Come for the music, stay for the attractions/ammenities

    ​All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival single day tickets on sale today

    ​Got your tickets to Mile High Music Festival yet? No? It's a month away -- what are you waiting for? Ah, you have to work on Sunday, and you can't afford a two-day pass? Good thing you waited. Starting today at 10 a.m., you can purchase single day advance tickets for $99.50 (or pick up sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The Chain Gang of 1974, Jónsi, Wire Faces and more top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Ralphie does Coachella without credentials

    This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival 2010 lineup announced

    ​ Okay, whoever speculated that Dave Matthews Band and the Samples were going to be a part of this year's Mile High Music Festival: Sorry we doubted you. You were right, evidently. So was the guy who said Jack Johnson, as well as the person who pointed us in the direction of the erroneous lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Moving Pictures: Behold the unreal turntable skills of DJ Vajra

    Anyone who thinks that deejaying is not an artform has clearly never seen DJ Vajra perform. Dude's unreal. One of the most revered turntablists in the country, he may not be what purists would consider to be a musician, but he's most certainly an artist -- without question. You know that whole su ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Introducing: Hey, DJ! Our new Friday Q&A. This week: DJ Klaw

    ​Welcome to our latest feature: Hey, DJ! Every Friday starting today, we'll be spotlighting the hottest, ahem, cats (see what we did there) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured cr ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 31, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    The Jukebox Effect

    I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: My head is spinning

    Photo: Lucia De Giovanni Last night, I had the honor and privilege of guest deejaying at Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays at the Larimer Lounge, playing music from my collection next to the incandescent DJ Ginger and firestarter DJ Hot to Death. Ginger played a couple of body-rocking sets, including ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    This Just In 11/27-12-3

    Shawn Colvin joins Hot Rize and Leo Kottke at the RootsFest.  Not too much shaking this week with concert announcements, but there's good news for acoustic and bluegrass fans: tickets for Swallow Hill's RootsFest (known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival for the past two years) conce ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Streets of London

    Brush up on your Spanish at Gringo Bingo.

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    January 16, 2008

    Last Night ... Z-Trip at Sutra

    Z-Trip January 15, 2008 Sutra Better Than: Going to bed early on a school night. Without a doubt, Z-Trip is still the unequivocal master of the mash-up, as evidenced by his energetic set last night at Sutra, where he threw down at a private party sponsored by Red Bull. From one mind-blowing segue t ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Kelly Clarkson and More

    Kelly Clarkson My December (RCA) How did I know that Ms. Clarkson’s latest would be a commercial disappointment? Because I kinda like it. Don’t get me wrong: The disc doesn’t exactly qualify as an artistic triumph – not given the surplus of mock-profound couplets exemplified by “I’m str ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

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    June 1, 2006

    DJ Z-Trip

    Thursday, June 1, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

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    January 5, 2006

    For the record

    Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.

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    August 25, 2005


    There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped make famous.

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    June 23, 2005
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    April 14, 2005

    DJ Z-Trip

    Shifting Gears (Hollywood)

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    December 9, 2004

    Jay-Z/Linkin Park

    Collision Course (Warner Bros.)

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    February 13, 2003

    Mash It Up

    Z-Trip turns the tables and elevates the art of the DJ.

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