Un-EVE-y listening

May 8, 2013

I can think of a few former editors who would punch me in the jaw for that headline. Good thing I don't give a shit about SEO on my personal website.

The epic series of days that was CCP Games' EVE FanFest 2013 came to an end with the annual Party at the Top of the World, so named because Reykjavik is the northernmost capital of a sovereign nation (thanks to CCP's David Reid for that little nugget).

The party amounts to a massive steam blow-off, a chunk of nighttime hours — not that you'd ever know it in Reykjavik — when CCP devs gather together with fans at the Harpa concert hall for a night of hard partying and loud music. The latter was a big highlight for me, personally, thanks to CCP's booking of DJ Z-Trip as the headliner.

Perhaps you've heard Z-Trip? I first discovered his stuff in 1996 when he opened for DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at New York City's Irving Plaza during their brief Product Placement tour. You know all of those mash-ups that are so damn popular right now? Well, Z-Trip is a big reason for that. He tailored a killer set for the EVE FanFest crowd, including a nod to CCP's own rap, Harden the Fuck Up.

Peer at my pics up top. Then go seek out DJ Z-Trip recordings. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1. You can find that and plenty more on Z-Trip's website.