Seriously a victory
By Blurt Staff
DJ Z-Trip’s gone to the Obama well again and has created yet
another Barack Obama tribute that he’s giving away for free at his official
website. Titled “Victory Lap: The Obama Mix Pt.2,” it comes on the heels of his
earlier “The Obama Mix” (also available for free).
Go HERE to nab both MP3s.
In Z-Trip’s words, “Last week I was contacted by MoveOn.org to put something together for an email
blast they are doing for the lead up to the inauguration. This one is called
‘Victory Lap: The Obama Mix Pt. 2′. It’s my way of congratulating all of us for
electing what I think is the right person for the job. We made history and I’m
proud to be a part of that. Yes, my friends, it is time to celebrate, but
please don’t lose sight of the mess we are still in, there is plenty of work
that lies ahead.
“Let’s make some changes! By the way, this is a radio
friendly mix, and feel free to pass it on to anyone you’d like. In case you
missed it, you can still grab the
first Obama mix I did back in October, as well as my older mixes. I’m looking
forward to the future. Peace, Z-TRIP.”
For those not in the know about the godfather of the mashup:
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
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-it’s highest honor. The first single “Walking Dead”
went Top 20 and featured Chester Bennington of Linkin
Park. The album also had
two Number 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 be seen in the movie “Scratch”
(and “Scratch Live”) alongside Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike and originators
of the art form like Afrika Bambaataa 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.