Ode to the Mixtape v.7
The Curious Case of DJ Z Trip
DJ Z Trip
So sue me, it's technically not a mixtape, but this mix from 2001 is so dope I have to share it! The first time I heard Z-Trip’s & DJ P's “Uneasy Listening, Volume 1” mix I thought I was tripping. As a child born in the 70’s and raised in the 80’s I witnessed first-hand the explosion of so much good music.
Listening to this this mixtape truly educated me on how a great DJ/Producer/Artist can take various genres of music, some from completely different eras or cultures, and flawlessly fit them together, no matter what the style.
“Uneasy Listening” not only helped give Z-Trip his due notoriety, but him and DJ P are widely considered to be the pioneers of the mash-up movement.
Some of the mixes on this tape are epic. If you are a fan of Classic Rock from the 80’s and Hip Hop you will love this mix. All of it is blended together so seamlessly you’ll wonder how it was never together in the first place. I have had the opportunity to see Z-Trip live many times and have seen him do these mixes live with vinyl. Which is becoming a dying art in itself.
Z-Trip is a talented scratch artist, and has been featured in the documentary called “Scratch”. If you have not seen this movie, take some time to watch it when you can!
Newcleus “Jam On It” + Bruce Hornsby “The Way It Is” + Run-DMC “It’s Like That”...Oh yeah they go together like peanut butter and jelly!
Check it out!