Shifting Gears (Z-Trip album)

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Shifting Gears
DJ Z-Trip - Shifting Gears (Edited).jpg
Studio album by Z-Trip
Released April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)[1]
Genre Hip hop, turntablism
Length 67:44
Label Hollywood Records
Producer Z-Trip
Singles from Shifting Gears
  1. "Listen to the DJ"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
IGN 8.0/10[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Shifting Gears is the debut studio album by American DJ Z-Trip.[5] It was released through Hollywood Records in 2005.[6][7][8] It includes guest appearances from Soup, Whipper Whip, Lyrics Born, Busdriver, Supernatural, Luke Sick, Murs, Aceyalone, Mystic, Chester Bennington, and Chuck D.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, describing it as "a reminiscing album that is in love with a time when breakdancers and b-boys ruled and living without your Adidas was just impossible."[1] Bill Werde of Rolling Stone gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "These fifteen original tracks deploy sharp sampling, jazzy scratches and the sheer joy of old-school hip-hop."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 0:28
2. "Listen to the DJ" (featuring Soup) 4:16
3. "All About the Music" (featuring Whipper Whip) 3:22
4. "The Get Down" (featuring Lyrics Born) 3:46
5. "About Face" 2:51
6. "Furious" 4:04
7. "Take Two Copies" (featuring Busdriver) 4:25
8. "For My People" (featuring Supernatural) 4:10
9. "Bury Me Standing" (featuring Luke Sick) 4:27
10. "Breakfast Club" (featuring Murs and Supernatural) 4:53
11. "3rd Gear" 3:53
12. "Everything Changes" (featuring Aceyalone and Mystic) 5:23
13. "Walking Dead" (featuring Chester Bennington) 4:33
14. "Shock and Awe" (featuring Chuck D) 4:39
15. "Revolution (STR Parts 1+2)" 15:21

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 90
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "Shifting Gears - DJ Z-Trip". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Durig, Jim (May 25, 2005). "Z-Trip - Shifting Gears". IGN. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ O'Neil, Tim (April 25, 2005). "Z-Trip: Shifting Gears". PopMatters. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Werde, Bill (April 21, 2005). "Shifting Gears : DJ Z-Trip : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 6, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ Turenne, Martin (August 18, 2005). "On the aptly titled "Shifting Gears", Z-Trip moves beyond the mash-up". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Z-Trip - Shifting Gears". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Shifring Gears - DJ Z-Trip". Bandcamp. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Shifting Gears by Z-Trip". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Z-Trip 'Gears' Up For Debut CD". Billboard. February 8, 2005. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ "DJ Z-Trip - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "DJ Z-Trip - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 

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