Z-Trip is one of the biggest DJs of our time, doing over 100 shows a year, every year. Considered by many to be a founder of the mash-up movement, his musical tastes are eclectic and his mixing style rejects simple classification. His early independent releases have become highly sought after collectibles. Uneasy Listening, the collaboration with DJ P, was one of the first of its kind, and has sold for as much as $500 on eBay.
No other DJ can claim playing to 500,000 people opening for the Rolling Stones at Sars-stock in Toronto, playing the Bonaroo main stage to over 70,000 people 2 years in a row in addition to headlining a tent at Coachella twice. He's also been busy around the world doing the Good Vibrations Festival in Australia 2006, as a headliner. All of this in addition to his US and international headlining sold out shows, and multiple club residencies.
Z-Trip's major label debut Shifting Gears was given **** (4 stars) by Rolling Stone. The first single Walking Dead went Top 20 and featured Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. The album also had 2 ..1s on the college chart. Listen to the DJ featuring Soup of Jurassic 5 and Shock and awe featuring Chuck D. He's also a master of the remix, with a stand out re-working of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" on "Motown Remixed".
Z-Trip can also be seen in the movie "Scratch" and "Scratch Live" alongside Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike and originators of the art form like Afrika Bambatta and Jazzy Jay. In addition he's appeared in "Brainfreeze" and "Product Placement", two live concert movies, both of which feature friends DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.
More recently, Z-Trip has done extensive soundtrack work for the videogames All Pro Football 2K8 and EA's skate.