A few weeks ago, while watching megastar DJ Z-Trip rock a tailgate party for a few UCLA Bruins fans, the jocked excitedly told me that a sweet freshman girl, big cheeks painted with yellow and blue team logos, requested he play some dubstep. As the crowd of clearly mainstream coolege football fans went bonkers to the low end beats, I was struck that this genre’s time in the “phenomenon” spotlight is almost up.
A new film, Bassweight, is coming out in the UK this month. With dubstep superstars Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Benga and Kode 9 all partipating, the film is doubtlessly a credible look at the music’s near decade-long history. But the angle being reported by The Guardian is that Bassweight focuses not on the past, but on the …
Last weekend, Bruins fans we blown away as URB Founder Raymond Roker and his team Triple T threw the bombest tailgate party in UCLA history. Fans were stunned to find international superstar DJ Z-Trip rocking our impromptu gathering—while our awesome food and drink sponsors kept the crowd full and happy. …MORE
On Saturday, Z-Trip blew up the Bruins at the renegade URB x Tastemaker UCLA tailgate party at The Rose Bowl (vote for URB founder Raymond Roker in the sidebar). Then he went home and got serious, celebrating the 14th anniversary of Tupac‘s death by constructing this inspired mash-up between Pac and another beloved fallen icon, Marvin Gaye.
In a surprising bit of news, DJ Times and Pioneer DJ announced today that the winner of their annual fan-voted America’s Best DJ contest is none other than turntablist legend DJ Qbert. Surprising because, while it goes without question that the member of the SF crew Invisibl Skratch Piklz isn’t one of the finest turntable technicians to ever cue up a record, his recent profile as a performer has been somewhat low-key, especially when compared to 2009 winner Z-Trip and 2008 champ Paul Oakenfold. The contest took some serious flack this year when it included Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D in it’s list of 100 nominees, a move that many viewed as a cynical move by the contest organizers to draw more mainstream appeal. The ove even prompted Z-Trip to speak out via Twitter. …MORE
T-Minus 01 Day, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes, 34, Sec..33…32… until the first DJs hit the decks for Electric Daisy Carnival 2010. All that’s left to do is insert the Dr.Scholls gels into the old dancing kicks and get ready to rock. EDC finally put out the ful schedule, so you can start griping over the impossible choice between Z-Trip an Spank Rock. One word of advise. At a party this big, you wanna make your decision and stick with it. Try to see too many DJs and you’ll spend your whole day running instead of raving. …MORE