Listen to Z-Trip’s Tribute Set to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Z-Trip performs at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 27 in Los Angeles. (Photo source: LPAssociation)

Z-Trip has shared his opening set from Linkin Park’s memorial concert for their late singer, Chester Bennington. The show, which took place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, marked the first time the remaining band members performed together since Chester’s death in July.

The legendary DJ, who toured with the band in the early 2000s, paid tribute by playing tracks that influenced Chester’s life. The 49-minute set consisted of mostly alternative rock and hip-hop classics, including his and Chester’s 2005 collaboration, “Walking Dead.”

Z-Trip included the following message with the set on his Mixcloud account:

“This was a really special one for me, Chester and I were friends. We both came out of the music scene in Phoenix, AZ. I toured with Linkin Park for years, we all shared such amazing times together. Chester and I went on to record ‘Walking Dead’ for my debut album Shifting Gears. He was such an incredible artist and his voice was unlike anything I had ever heard. I wanted to put together something that embodied his influences, as well as songs that connect us to him & LP. It got emotional for me at times, but was extremely therapeutic to share this with others who’ve been feeling the same way. Huge thank you to LP for inviting me to help celebrate his life. Much love to those guys for all they’ve gone through and for all they’ve done for so many people. Chester, you made a tremendous mark on all, man. You are forever missed, my brother.”

Following Z-Trip’s tribute at the Hollywood Bowl, LP played an emotional three-hour show featuring appearances by 30 special guests. They included Steve Aoki, Zedd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Blink-182.

The show was also used to raise awareness for depression and suicide prevention. Over $1 million of the night’s proceeds were donated to the One More Light Fund, according to LP’s Music For Relief foundation.

Listen to Z-Trip’s set below.

Related: Watch Z-Trip’s MikiDz Show Set

Watch Z-Trip’s MikiDz Show Set



On Monday, the one and only Z-Trip returned to DJcity’s MikiDz Show for his second performance on the program. As expected, his set was packed from beginning to end with creative blends and unexpected tracks. There was a little bit of something for everyone, from party rockers to turntablists.

It was also one of the rare occasions in which the interview section was just as dope as the performance. Z’s conversation with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone was full of valuable knowledge and wisdom on the art of DJing.

Watch below and download the audio on iTunes.

Z-Trip with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone
Z-Trip with hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone

Z-Trip with the audience
The audience

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Tonight: Z-Trip on the MikiDz Show


Z-Trip performs at the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2015. (credit: Red Bull)

The legendary Z-Trip will perform on DJcity’s MikiDz Show tonight, October 24 at 7 p.m. PST. It will be Z’s second appearance on the show, the first being back in 2010.

Hosts MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone will also perform sets.

Watch the live stream on DJcity’s website.

Related: Watch DJ Woody’s MikiDz Show Set

Z-Trip Will Perform on the MikiDz Show



The one and only Z-Trip will make his return to DJcity’s MikiDz Show on October 24, 2016. It will be his second appearance on the show, the first of which was in 2010.

The live stream will begin at 7 p.m. PST and be hosted by MikiWAR and DJ Dainjazone.

Check out Z’s set from 2010 below. As you’ll see, the show has come a long way since then!

Related: Watch DJ Woody’s MikiDz Show Set

Watch Z-Trip Throw Down in Front of 40,000 People

The controversy around “button pushing DJs” has been an issue for a couple years now, but Z-Trip and 3LAU’s clash at the recent EDMbiz Conference added fuel to the fire.
During the a discussion panel, a debate broke out between the legendary DJ and the rising EDM star on whether DJs should include improvisation in their sets. Z-Trip, of course, argued that DJs should go off the track, at least a little bit, even if they perform pre-planned sets. He famously exclaimed, “We’re not Beyoncé or David Copperfield, motherf#ckers, we’re DJs!”
Which leads us to one of the dopest things we’ve seen so far this week: a five-minute video of Z-Trip performing with LL Cool J on the Fourth of July. The impressive footage shows Z-Trip dropping classics and cutting in front of over 40,000 people in Washington, DC.
Sure, Z-Trip would’ve shared the video even if the argument hadn’t happened, but the debate really puts it in context. There’s no doubt that Z-Trip wants to show the world that open-format DJs can rock massive crowds like their EDM counterparts, and why shouldn’t he?
Related: Watch Skratch Bastid & Z-Trip Perform at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Birthday Party

Watch Skratch Bastid & Z-Trip Perform at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Birthday Party

DJ Jazzy Jeff recently celebrated his 50th birthday and had some of his friends perform at the party. In the video clip above, watch Skratch Bastid and Z-Trip throw down a few classics during an improvised set which also included scratching. The video quality isn’t very good (it was filmed with an iPhone) but it’s always cool to see these guys rock together.
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