Z-trip & Kraddy
Z-Trip is considered to be one of the best live performance DJs in history, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him "America"s Best DJ" in 2009, beating out over 100 other DJ"s in; DJ"s Times highly acclaimed readers poll. It"s a fact that many call him the "godfather of mash-ups", as he is one of the originators of the genre. His worldwide sold out shows continue to set attendance records while drawing critical praise.
The Los Angeles-based electronic-music Don known as Kraddy has always brought the undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.'s famed Low End Theory club. From his breakthrough 2008 hit "Android Porn" to the innovative bangers comprising his latest e.p. Labyrinth (Alpha Pup), Kraddy continues to hybridize hip-hop, dubstep and dancehall with face-melting panache and rock and roll bravado.
Nocturnum parties hard Saturday night celebrating the club's second anniversary with a killer dance show featuring two monster DJs: the king of mash-ups, Z-Trip, and Kraddy, one of the founders of The Glitch Mob, now gone solo.
We caught up with the jet-setting Z-Trip (aka Zach Sciacca) while in transit from Miami back to headquarters in L.A. and chatted about his residency in Vegas, a record in the works, the 54,000 tracks on his laptop and much more (the rest of the interview is linked from The Hum online) and also about what he'll bring to Humboldt.
"One of the things I love is the ability to jump into different markets with different things, the changing variables keep me on my toes musically," he said. "The things I play in Vegas would not work in Humboldt and vice versa. People in Humboldt County are more in touch with what's going on on the raw underground cutting edge, versus the Vegas crowd where the majority just want to party Vegas-style to familiar tunes. I'm really looking forward to the show up there because I get to stretch out and go down different paths.
"Dubstep is huge there and my arsenal has gotten bigger in that department, bigger and heavier. The extra-added bonus is Kraddy, who's opening the show, a guy who used to be with Glitch Mob. He and I have been noodling around with stuff so it will be fun to play with him and have some improv interaction as well."
THIS IS SHOW IS HAPPENING 100% AND IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SLIDE ON HIGHWAY 101.
206 West Sixth
Eureka, CA 95501
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|