Z-Trip

Focal Point & Pass The Peas Presents

Z-Trip

Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves), DJ Platurn (45 Sessions), DJ Goldenchyld

Friday 3/01

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The New Parish

Oakland, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Z-Trip
Z-Trip
Z-Trip is not just a DJ. He is more than a producer. He is a musical pioneer. And sits at the helm of the highest echelon of DJ royalty.

As a performer, Z-Trip is revered as one of the best live performance DJs in history, by both fans and peers. It’s no surprise fans voted him “America’s Best D” in 2009, beating out over 100 other DJ’s in DJ Times highly acclaimed annual readers poll. His worldwide sold out shows continue to set attendance records while drawing critical praise. “One of the great musical moments from Coachella (2002) was the frenzied set by turntable wizard Z-Trip. He had fans howling and bobbing, closing his set with a surprise appearance by Beck,” wrote the Los Angles Times. It’s a fact that many call him the “godfather of mash-ups”, as he is one of the originators of the genre.

His lengthy career has seen him crisscross the globe numerous times, chalking up rave reviews along the way. He returned to Coachella 2010, for his fourth appearance at the festival headlining the Sahara Tent, where the OC Register noted: “Even against two of the biggest draws on the schedule, Z-Trip raked ‘em in, filling the Sahara with over 15,000 revelers.” His 2009 Detroit Electronic Music Festival performance to over 10,000 stole the festival receiving the lions share of press: “Z-Trip lit up Saturday night, first by jamming with RJD2 then following with a Detroit-saluting mash-up set,” beamed Billboard.

At the vanguard of dance music culture, he is at the heart of the DJ Hero™ video game series. Appearing as an avatar and providing several scorching remixes, Z-Trip’s relentless vision even defied the advanced technology. An 8-bar scratch that he wanted to incorporate into the game was too much for the game’s memory to handle. Beyond being immortalized as a playable character and his contribution of three exclusive tracks to the first installment, he remained a consultant, as well as executive producer, for DJ Hero 2 and created an additional two tracks.

Worldwide sold out shows would be enough for most artists, but not Z-Trip. His career brims with myriad milestones, starting from the now legendary mixtape, Uneasy Listening, which the Phoenix, AZ native put together with Missouri’s notorious DJ P. Back in 2001, the idea of pitting classic rock tracks against hip-hop into a seamless mix that could find the Pharcyde rapping over the Eagles or Metallica grinding it out under the righteous bark of Midnight Oil was unheard of. But instead of hating it as expected, enraptured fans disseminated the initial run of only 1000 CDs across the internet. By year’s end, Uneasy Listening had made Z-Trip a burgeoning DJ star. It went on to receive critical acclaim and helped propel Z-Trip to national attention in 2002. It made album of the year lists in Spin, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Wired and XLR8R. More importantly, it also inadvertently created an entirely new genre of music.

Then, on top of being a world-class DJ, Z-Trip established himself as a formidable producer and his major label debut in 2005, Shifting Gears, was given 4 stars by Rolling Stone, and featured appearances from many of Z-Trip’s friends: Chuck D, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Murs and Soup of Jurassic 5. It spawned numerous Top 10 singles in the US and abroad.

A lifelong political activist, Z-Trip was a strong supporter of Barack Obama’s successful campaign to become the President of the United States and released Party For Change and Victory Lap in 2009. Both exceeded 500,000 downloads and favorably reviewed by Wired, Urb, BPM, and XLR8R to name a few. Z-Trip’s longtime friend and collaborator Shepard Fairey supplied the art.

After 14 months of sold-out shows at his Friday night headlining residency at Rain inside The Palms, Las Vegas, Z-Trip is taking a rest from his crowd-thrilling stint,”Z-Trip’s Revolution”. Upon displaying his genre bending skills and sharing his stage with many A-level guests including Three 6 Mafia, Common, Rev Run, Too Short, and De La Soul, Z-Trip is taking a rest from stage to focus on his next chapter of recorded music.
Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
Deejay Saurus (Fader Moves)
Deejay Saurus is an Oakland based DJ, Producer and Engineer who has toured the world and worked with various Hip Hop acts and live bands, but can be found last Satudays in SF at Laszlo, where he hosts the Champion Sound party with fellow funkateer, Max Kane of 4ONEFUNK. If not exploring his passion for record digging and the archeology involved collecting vinyl, The Prehistoric B-Boy can be found teaching Youth Digital Sound Arts and Turntablism classes throughout the Bay area.
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions)
DJ Platurn (45 Sessions)
If you don’t know, you’d better ask somebody: DJ Platurn lives music. An 18 year veteran of the DJ game, his career has seen him rock parties worldwide including engagements throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues in his home base of Northern California. He is a DJ adamant on sharing the world’s music with the music lovers within, a mission he’s proudly been succeeding at since he first threw down as a teenager.

The 80‘s and 90’s brought him to Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop brought him to the samples, the samples brought him to love and appreciation, and he brings all of these to the table when he steps behind the decks. His selection skills and ability to turn any venue into a “OOOOHHH SNAP!” fest have earned him a devoted following with those who share his passions for the art form of spinning and great music. He’s bringing it to the people because he knows they deserve it.

In 2013 DJ Platurn will leave no party unrocked. You’ll want to be there to see it.
DJ Goldenchyld
DJ Goldenchyld
Goldenchyld has rocked over a million faces across America. As a founding member of The Bangerz, he's been hard at work. Whether it be creating music for the Jabbawockeez Show on the Las Vegas strip, or blowing up sound systems live in your town; the kid comes equipped with the skills and selection to move any crowd on the face of the planet. You may have caught him on Tour with Z-Trip in the past; you may have caught him rocking at the "Do-Over" in Los Angeles, or more recently winning the RedBull Thre3Style Competition in San Francisco. Either way, don't miss out on your chance to catch him doing what he does best: blowing minds.
Venue Information:
The New Parish
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
http://www.thenewparish.com/