The PHX's Z-Trip is already considered by many to be the "Godfather of the mash-up." But could the 38-year-old also be the best DJ in the whole damn U.S.?
That's entirely up to you...and the rest of the online world, for that matter.
The Tripster s in the running for the annual "America's Best DJ" contest sponsored by industry publication DJ Times. He's currently in the Top 10, competing against 99 other big names in the biz, including the likes of Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Dieselboy, and the Crystal Method. (The only other cat with a Phoenix connection is Markus Schulz, who held residencies at various Valley spots in the early 90s).
Fans can vote online until August 9, and the award will be doled out on September 12 at a boffo blowout in Sin City.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.