DJ Spider connects with Las Vegas-based DJ Zo aka Zomanno on The 20 Podcast. Recently back from overseas gigs, Zo discusses what it was like traveling to Coronavirus hotspots at the beginning of the outbreak. He also shares his approach to Serato library management, discusses the potential longterm impact of the pandemic on nightlife, among other topics.
Watch the interview above. An audio version of the podcast is also available on all major platforms.
Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and music industry professionals. Spider and his guests begin each episode by going through Beatsource‘s weekly list of must-have tracks, The 20.
Watch an excerpt of this week’s interview above and the full episode here.
Fresh off the heels of touring with Dumbfoundead, DJ Zo a.k.a. Zomanno has returned with a scratch video featuring KidCutUp‘s “Podcast Battle Breaks.” Watch it above and download CutUp’s scratch tool exclusively on DJcity.
Los Angeles party rocker and turntablist DJ Zo has dropped a new hip-hop mini-mix for DJcityTV. His six-minute set features a variety of new and classic tracks.
Zo is currently a resident at Soho House in West Hollywood and Malibu, and The LINE Hotel in Koreatown. At the end of January, he’ll be hitting the road with Dumbfoundead and Year of the OX for a US and Canadian tour.
1. Nas – Hate Me Now
2. Young Gunz – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
3. 112 ft. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase – Only You Remix
4. Jeremih – Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)
5. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos – Superstar
6. The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy
7. Anderson Paak – Come Down
8. Mac Miller ft. Anderson Paak – Dang
9. The Americanos ft. Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Lil Yachty, & Nicky Jam – In My Foreign
10. Migos & Lil Uzi Vert – Bad & Boujee
11. T-Wayne – Rain Drop
12. Travis Porter – Make It Rain
13. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin – No Heart
DJ Zo performs at Spam N Eggs in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2016. (source: Facebook)
From exclusive events at SoHo House to underground parties at The Line Hotel and Spam N Eggs, DJ Zo covers a lot of ground with his residencies. It seems like the Los Angeles party rocker and turntablist is always performing somewhere, including quarterly gigs in Asia. Zo is also a guest mixer on DJcityTV, where he hosts a monthly mix series. Below are his five must-have items that he always carries in his DJ bag.
“Thank you to my boy Kutcorners for putting me on to these. I can’t use any other records now because these are way slippy! You can really throw the record for those New York-style spinback mix-outs when you combine these with Thud Rumble’s Butter Rugs or D-Styles’ Table Cloth slipmats.”
“Big ups to Chuck from STOKYO for hooking this up. I also have Shure’s blue cartridge case (the old school version with all four needles on the bottom). I prefer the Black Box because it has a secret compartment for extra styluses, screws, needle brushes, and other things.”
TSA PreCheck and Global Entry enrollment
“These programs are a must if you fly often. With PreCheck, you don’t have to wait in the unbearable security line, take off your shoes, and take your laptop out of your bag. With Global Entry, you can skip the long customs line when returning to the US from abroad. Go straight to the computer, scan your card, and you’ll pass through customs in less than 20 minutes. You can apply online for both, but you’ll need to do in-person interviews at an airport (the interviews are more of a formality; the TSA doesn’t ask you anything substantial).”
“I bring one so I can play requests from girls who come up to me and say, ‘can’t you just play it off my iPhone?’ I also love it when someone comes up and asks, ‘can you charge my phone?’ [jokes] With an AUX cord, you’re always prepared. You never know who’s going to come through the club with some heat straight from the studio.”
“I get funky on the stage: both on the decks and under my arms. Deodorant is necessary, especially if I’m doing back-to-back gigs or after hours events. I use Mitchum’s mountain air scent.”
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DJ Zo, aka Zomanno, has dropped the first mini-mix of his new series for DJcity featuring new and throwback hip-hop. Zo currently holds residencies at Los Angeles hotspots Soho House, Line Hotel, and Spam N Eggs.
1. DeBarge – All This Love
2. Lil Scrappy – No Problems
3. Chance The Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
4. OT Genasis ft. Lil Wayne & T.I. – Cut It Remix (Part Two)
5. Travis Porter ft. Roscoe Dash – All The Way Turnt Up – Acapella
6. Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana – All The Way Up
7. YG ft. Drake & Kamaiyah – Why You Always Hatin
8. Too Short – Blow The Whistle
9. DJ Khaled ft. Drake – For Free
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