[LISTEN] The Zone’s Mixtape Special :: An interview with Z-Trip
Z-Trip is playing the Rifftop Tent on Sunday, September 17th at 6:25PM.
I’ve been asked on more than one occasion what my inspiration was for starting up a mix show on a rock radio station (as it’s typically something you’d hear on Top 40 radio). My answer always leads back to this man.
Z-Trip’s eclectic style of mashups absolutely destroys the borders between music genres – and he shows his fans that it’s possible to not only mix but also respect and appreciate all forms of music. In an age of genre-specifically formatted radio stations, nightclubs and events, Z’s set is a refreshing thing to take in and it fits so well with the culture of Rifflandia.
The special is put together very similar to how I produced my DJ Jazzy Jeff special, with the interview clips weaved together with a mix of some of my favourite remixes, mashups and original tracks Z has produced. You’ll hear tunes from Nirvana, Rush, The Queen, Kasabian, The Dead Kennedys and more! It’s about 44 minutes long. Enjoy!
For an extended version of the mix, tune into a very special one-off edition of The Zone’s Midnight Mixtape on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (September 17th at 12am PDT).
And if you’re at Z’s set at Rifflandia, save me a high five and be sure to stretch…’cause you’re going to dance! —DJ Boitano