DJ Dossier

Listen to Z-Trip's Takeover of BBC Radio 1Xtra

Call us huge nerds for making such a comparison, but local superstar DJ export Z-Trip has a few things in common with Doctor Who. Stick with us on this one for a moment. Both, for instance, scamper through the annals of history in pursuit of their raison d'être via equipment that's a bit on the obsolete side -- which in Z-Trip's case involves laying down vintage hip-hop and R&B gems on a turntable rather than bombing around in an old school police call-box.

Plus, there's the fact that both Z-Trip and the fictional Gallifreyan time lord took over the airwaves of the BBC over the weekend.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.