The 45 Sessions with DJ Z-Trip (Thursday, Nov. 10)

Written by DJ Enki on October 3, 2016 – 12:59 am -

Z-Trip at the 45 Sessions in Oakland

This right here is something incredible. We’ve got the one and only DJ Z-Trip coming to the 45 Sessions at the Uptown in Oakland on November 10. It’s been a minute since anybody has seen Z-Trip do an all-45s set, but we’ve got him coming to throw down a special treat in a slightly smaller club setting so you can really get the vibe. We’re getting a special opening set from local legend DJ Doc Fu, the homie DJ Platurn and I will be rocking the set, and we’ll have a whole separate lounge area with vendors, giveaways, and sounds courtesy of DJ Delgado and DJ Saurus. But the space is limited, and tickets are already flying out the door! Visit for presales, and be quick about it!

Free music!

Written by DJ Enki on November 11, 2013 – 5:48 am -

I’ve posted up a couple old remixes on Soundcloud for you to listen to, download, and love.

First up is my remix of “All About the Music” by DJ Z-Trip featuring the legendary Whipper Whip that I did not too long after Z-Trip’s album dropped. It didn’t start out being a remix, but once I put the beat together, I started running vocals on top of it, and Whipper Whip’s worked pretty well, so I laid them down, added some scratches, and finished it off. 8 years later, I found it lurking on my hard drive and decided to post it up. Enjoy!

And then there’s this remix of OutKast’s “Skew It on the Bar-B.” This one didn’t start off as a remix, either, but as a tribute to James Brown. I woke up on December 25, 2006, to the tragic news that James Brown had died. The only thing I could think to do was pay tribute to him the same way so many of my favorite hip-hop songs had: By chopping up some classic JB joints on the SP-1200. As I programmed this beat, I started rapping “old-school players to new-school fools” to it, so I grabbed the OutKast 12-inch, started running the acapella over the beat, and thought it fit really well, so this beat turned into a remix.

DJ Z-Trip in Oakland March 1

Written by DJ Enki on February 17, 2013 – 1:59 am -

This is major, y’all. M’man Z-Trip is finally coming to do a show in Oakland! And the homies Platurn, Goldenchyld, and Saurus–along with yours truly–are doing the warm-up. Gonna be a fantastic show. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here.

Z-Trip/Shortkut/Carey Kopp/Oakland Faders (Friday, October 15)

Written by DJ Enki on October 7, 2010 – 4:46 am -

Oh hell yeah!

The homie Z-Trip is finally coming back to play the Bay (at Mighty in SF), and this lineup is a doozy. Besides the man himself, you’ve got the legendary Shortkut, Mighty’s own Carey Kopp, and m’man DJ Platurn and me repping the Oakland Faders. Throw in the fact that it’s also Doc Fu’s birthday, and we’re damn near having a family reunion up in the club! Like D.O.C. said, this is serious business.

Friday, October 15

Mighty (119 Utah St. San Francisco)
Advance tickets still available here, but they’re going fast, so cop ’em while you can