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Z-Trip Produces Soundtrack To Shepard Fairey’s ‘Sound & Vision’ Show

Z-Trip Produces Soundtrack To Shepard Fairey’s ‘Sound & Vision’ Show

DJ Z-Trip Teams With Shepard Fairey

DJ Z-Trip has been a longtime friend and collaborator to Shepard Fairey and most recently, Fairey tapped the world-renowned artist/producer/DJ to craft a soundtrack to accompany his first show in London in five years. The resulting mix, Sound & Vision, titled after the show, is a musical collage designed to perfectly compliment the exhibition. “Shepard does visually what I do musically,” says Z-Trip. “We have many of the same influences, so it made perfect sense for us to collaborate on Sound & Vision. I was honored to do it.”

Jason Bentley, esteemed host of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” will premiere a segment of Sound & Vision during the show on Friday, October 19. The entire soundtrack will then be streamed on KCRW’s blog.

The opening reception will take place October 19 at StolenSpace Gallery, where Z-Trip will perform this new mix live. The show, titled after a David Bowie song, will remain on exhibition through November 4, 2012, and feature a range of new works including mixed media paintings on canvas, works on paper, retired stencils collages, rubylith cuts, and as well as serigraphs on wood, metal and paper. The soundtrack will be played the run of show.

Just last month, Z-Trip collaborated with Talib Kweli and unleashed his newest project, Attack The Block, where he remixed/produced Kweli’s latest album, Prisoner Of Conscious. The instantly-acclaimed release features a healthy list of notables including Lil’ Wayne, Killer Mike and Mac Miller, to name a few, and garnered rave reviews from the hip hop community.

Z-Trip will return to hometown LA in time for the annual KCRW’s Masquerade, where he will headline the annual Halloween Ball that draws the hippest ghouls and goblins across town. In December, Z will take part in the first annual S.S. Coachella Cruise, to set sail from Ft. Lauderdale and destined for the Bahamas and Jamaica over two weekends.

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will.i.am Unveils “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” Z-Trip Remix

will.i.am Unveils “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” Z-Trip Remix

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will.i.am is going hard with a brand new, club ready remix of his hit single “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever).”  The track comes courtesy of LA based DJ/producer Z-Trip, who has provided official remixes for Far East Movement, Beastie Boys, and Daft Punk.

“I was really stoked when asked to do this remix.” said Z-Trip. “It’s will.I.am & Mick Jagger & Wolfgang Gartner & Z-Trip! Sounds like a new supergroup to me.”

“T?.?H?.?E. (Z?-?Trip Remix)” (which works off of Wolfgang Gartner’s remix, “Go Home“) is available for streaming at the DJ’s official Bandcamp, and the original track is available on iTunes.

will.i.am’s forthcoming album, #WILLPOWER, is due this Spring. For more, visit will.i.am’s official website at dipdive.com.

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KISS and Linkin Park Head To ‘Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’ & ‘DJ Hero 2’

KISS and Linkin Park Head To ‘Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’ & ‘DJ Hero 2’

Just in time for the holidays, Activision Publishing Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero® 2 are giving the gift that will keep fans rocking and mixing with new downloadable content from two of the world’s best-selling artists KISS and Linkin Park.

Gene Simmons, who voiced the Demi-God of Rock in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is back this holiday season and has brought the boys of KISS with him. Beginning today Guitar Hero® aficionados can celebrate the holidays KISS style with a KISS-mas trio of tracks featuring everyone’s favorite KISS songs. The KISS-mas Track Pack contains one of the bands biggest hits and possibly one of the greatest rock songs of all time, “Rock And Roll All Nite,” along with two other hit KISS tracks, “Detroit Rock City” and “Calling Dr. Love.”

Linkin Park are no strangers to the remix realm, having collaborated on crossover tracks with everyone from hip-hop icon JAY-Z to world-renowned DJ Hero remixer and consultant Z-Trip. Now, two Linkin Park tracks off of their 2010 number one selling album A Thousand Suns have received the exclusive DJ Hero remix treatment as downloadable content for DJ Hero 2, including “The Catalyst (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix)” and a mashup of “When They Come For Me” by legendary turntablist, producer and DJ Hero alumni, Diplo. Available beginning today, and rounding out the three track Linkin Park Mix Pack, is a mashup of “Pts.OF.Athrty” from the band’s 2002 remix album, Reanimation.

The KISS-mas Track Pack for the Guitar Hero Music Library will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii™ for 550 Wii Points™.? All songs in the KISS-mas Track Pack will also be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

The Linkin Park Mix Pack for DJ Hero 2 will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 640 Microsoft Points; and on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $7.99.? All mixes will be released as downloadable singles for Wii™ for 300 Wii Points™.

For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit www.guitarhero.com, www.facebook.com/guitarhero and www.twitter.com/guitarhero. For more information about DJ Hero 2 and the complete list of mixes available for download, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.

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