The Sydney stop incorporates the national final for Red Bull Thre3style – this DJ competition sets out to crown Australia’s best party rocker. DJs have to play at least three genres in a 15 minute set. 5 state finalists will join 2x reigning Aussie Thre3style champ, DJ Perplex in the comp. The winner will head to the world final in Chicago later this year.
King of the beats! The DJ’s DJ! Originator of the Mash-Up style! It’s Z-Trip returning to Oz with his all new AV Show!
No stranger to our shores, DJ Z-Trip is Zach Sciacca, an avid music collector who has worked tirelessly to take the foundations of Hip-Hop to the furthest reaches of the galaxy by way of his ingenious blends and def-defying skills. With his seminal mixes such as Uneasy Listening gathering momentum alongside ones like Cut Chemist and Shadow’s Brainfreeze at the turn of the century, Z-Trip took the format invented by Grandmaster Flash and showed what was really possible with two turntables, spearheaded a genre known as mash-up, which would transform music for a decade to follow.
A festival mainstay, Z-Trip rocks crowds in the tens of thousands for breakfast. With digital technology only assisting his quest even further, he’s been able to take his craft to a new level and works directly with technology companies like Rane/Serato and was instrumental in the development of the DJ Hero videogame series that has further made him a household name.
His Shifting Gears album from 2005 spawned several hits singles, proving Z-Trip’s prowess behind the boards was just as razor sharp as his skills behind the decks. In recent years, his content heavy website has provided a number of exclusive and official remixes for artists like Nirvana, 2pac and LL Cool J as well as a career spanning and artist-approved Beastie Boys catalogue mix.
Don’t miss Z-Trip as he makes his triumphant return to Australian shores this August, his first shows in over two and a half years!
Friday 10th August – Sydney – The Metro