DJ Z-Trip (born Zach Sciacca) is a playable character in DJ Hero and best known as a founder of the mashup movement. A Phoenix, Arizona native, who now resides in Los Angeles. Was known early in his career for performing with the Bombshelter DJs (DJ Emile, DJ Radar, and DJ Z-Trip). He became widely known when his collaboration with DJ P, Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1, was released in 2001. Only 1000 copies were made, but the album was soon distributed over the Internet in MP3 format. "Uneasy Listening" topped many critics best album of year lists, including: Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, URB, LA Times and NY Times. Since then he has become well-known worldwide for his sold out shows and eclectic style.
His album Shifting Gears marked his major label debut. Released on Hollywood Records in 2005, the album features guest artists Supernatural, MURS, Lyrics Born, Luke Sick, Aceyalone, Mystic, Prince Whipper Whip, Busdriver, Chester Bennington (from Linkin Park), Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and Soup (from Jurassic 5). "Shifting Gears" received both critical and commercial acclaim. Rolling Stone gave "Shifting Gears" **** (four stars.) It also charted 3 Top Ten Singles,in the US.
Z-Trip dedicated 2006 to worldwide sold out shows. Ahead of the Curve with Lateef on Quannum Projects, was released in 2007. Z-Trip also composed original score for EA Games' release Skate. In addition to remixing Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix) (2007)
Z-Trip is featured in the 2001 documentary Scratch and also starred in "How To Rock A Party" showing off some technique.
He performs with Serato Scratch Live as well as traditional vinyl. As of August 2006, Z-Trip has left Hollywood Records.
Z-Trip is just one of 9 artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where he remixed the Sunny Side song “Smaller Babies”. Some of the other artists were: Mad Decent, Diplo, Pete Rock, and Mix Master Mike.
|Characters of DJ Hero|
|DJ Hero: DJ Shadow - DJ Z-Trip - DJ AM - Dj Candy Nova - Daft Punk - Kitty Smash - Cleetus Cuts - Jugglernort - DJ_Kid_Itch|