His album Shifting Gears marked his major label debut. Released on Hollywood Records in 2005, the album features guest artists Supernatural, MURS, Lyrics Born, Luke Sick, Aceyalone, Mystic, Prince Whipper Whip, Busdriver, Chester Bennington (from Linkin Park), Chuck D (from Public Enemy) and Soup (from Jurassic 5). "Shifting Gears" received both critical and commercial acclaim. Rolling Stone gave "Shifting Gears" **** (four stars.) It also charted 3 Top Ten Singles,in the US.
Z-Trip dedicated 2006 to worldwide sold out shows. Ahead of the Curve with Lateef on Quannum Projects, was released in 2007. Z-Trip also composed original score for EA Games' release Skate. In addition to remixing Nirvana: Lounge Act (Z-Trip Remix) (2007) [http://djztrip.com/downloads.html#loungeact]
Z-Trip is featured in the 2001 documentary Scratch and also starred in "How To Rock A Party" showing off some technique. He is also featured in 2005's "Scratch,All The Way Live" concert film alongside Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys
2007 saw the release of an ep with friends MSTRKRFT entitled "Soundclash Of The Titans" artwork was done by longtime Z-Trip friend and collaborator Shepard Fairey. In 2008 Z-Trip became politically motivated and did an album encouraged people to vote for Barack Obama entitled "Party For Change" again artwork was supplied by Shepard Fairey. After Obama's win he did an album entitled "Victory Lap" that served as the soundtrack for the inauguration night parties around the world.
He performs with Serato Scratch Live as well as traditional vinyl. As of August 2006, Z-Trip has left Hollywood Records.
Z-Trip is just one of nine artists who participated in thetruth.com's Remix Project, where he remixed the Sunny Side song "Smaller Babies". Some of the other artists were: Mad Decent, Diplo, Pete Rock, and Mix Master Mike.
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