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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Honey Soundsystem paid tribute to under-appreciated S.F. DJ Patrick Cowley with a special party at Holy Cow. The producer of Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real" was honored in a headlining set by DJ Daniel Wang, who…
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Music, BeatBox Z-Trip: Show Preview

Z-Trip: Show Preview

If you had any doubt that DJs have become rock stars, witness this current concert tour with L.A.-based DJ Z-Trip (Zach Sciacca), fresh off a residency of spinning at a high-profile Las Vegas nightclub, headlining over venerable New York rap…
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Music, BeatBox Trash queens reign at Cinch

Trash queens reign at Cinch

Ruby Skye's owners are plunking down $20K to turn the San Francisco club into something from The Wizard of Oz for the night, so Dorothy costumes will probably go over well here. But the real transformative powers will belong to…
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Music, BeatBox Z-Trip's second-homecoming

Z-Trip's second-homecoming

The ongoing love affair between genre-busting maestro DJ Z-Trip and his fiercely loyal fans in the Bay Area started almost 10 years ago. San Francisco was one of the earliest cities outside of his hometown of Phoenix to rally around…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Z-Tripped Out Please, leave the Kraftwerk arguments at home where they belong: While I applaud coverage of the excellent Z-Trip and the (somewhat related) mash-up phenom, really riled me up. Your snobbish comparison…
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Music, OK Then

Monster Mash Up

The last year has been a good one for the mash-up, that DIY form of culture-mulching in which anyone with an Internet connection can download two songs plus the software to splat them together and come up with a trendy…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Z-Trip & DJ P

DJ Z-Trip & DJ P

Blending a wide array of rock, pop, and rap from the '70s through the '90s, Phoenix's DJ Z-Trip and Tulsa's DJ P whip together a giddy platter of anachronisms on Uneasy Listening, Volume 1. Self-released in a 1,000-copy run, for…
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Music,

Riff Raff

Don't Miss the Boat The people behind the Future Primitive Soundsessions DJ parties have plenty to celebrate. Their newly formed record label's first release, Shortkut vs. Cut Chemist, is going into its fourth pressing with sales of 10,000 thus far,…
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Music,

Hear This

DJs Z-Trip and Radar Pollution, endless freeway construction, and suburban sprawl make Phoenix, Ariz., look like a budding Los Angeles; on a cultural level, though, the city's reputation is still about as exciting as a TV dinner. But DJs Z-Trip,…
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