Red Bull Thre3Style

Though it's been almost a decade since Zach Sciacca put the Valley in his rearview mirror, the artist known as Z-Trip still casts a huge shadow over the local scene. There are few DJs in this town who aren't connected to the turntable titan. We've personally lost count at the number of cats who claim that's Z-Trip's influenced their style or helped buoy their beat-juggling skills in some fashion. This week, Sciacca's will once inspire and impress when he serves as the headliner at the annual Red Bull Thre3Style on Thursday, April 7, at The Venue Scottsdale. He’ll also be in the house as eight of P-Town’s finest platter jocks -- including Death to the Throne, Chris Villa, DJ M2, Pickster One, and Epidemic -- face off in a pitch battle for turntable supremacy. The winner moves on to the region finals this fall with a chance of superstardom. As for the losers, there’s always next year.
Thu., April 7, 8 p.m., 2011
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.