Sunset Salvage (formerly Sunset Scavenger)
“Percussion-heavy dance floor gems meet mind expanding beats, all covered with thick layers of bass and strings. Songs like “Midnight Crewsade” and “Floorwax” share that 70’s soul groove and have enough boogie to keep the b-boys in check. The ever so versatile Lyrics Born delivers top notch lyricism and breath control on the go-go friendly “Hands Up.” On the other side of the Sunset, you’ll find the spellbinding “Cormorant” and “Listen Hear” that will leave you blazed for days. Imagine if the Beastie Boys recruited DJ Shadow to help make Check Your Head and you’ll get a better understanding of how these tunes flow.” — Beatbots
DJ Zeph has continued to reach successful heights, ever since his eponomous critically acclaimed debut on Wide Hive Records in 2001 that reached #1 in the CMJ Hip Hop charts. The momentum has continued with Zeph taking home the honor of “Best DJ/Turntablist” at the SF Weekly Music Awards in 2002. He now sits firmly alongside Little Brother, Wildchild, and GE-OLOGY as an Urb Magazine Next 100 artist for 2003.
Zeph’s latest album, Sunset Salvage (formerly Sunset Scavenger), steps it up a notch by featuring guest artists Lyrics Born, Vursatyl of the Lifesavas, “Boots” of the Coup, Azeem, and more. This album offers up a diverse range of hip hop including funk driven instrumental jams to disco-infused booty shakers, as well as smooth rocking emcee tracks that roll over Zeph’s signature soundscapes. With an aggressive touring schedule and the ability to please any hip hop and jam-funk crowd, Zeph continues to be one of the most successful and in demand Bay Area DJ’s and producers.
2. Shake it on Down (featuring Boots (the Coup))
3. Midnight Crewshade
4. Hands Up (featuring Lyrics Born)
5. Raw B Interlude
7. Floorwax (featuring Rashaan Ahmed of the Crown City Rockers)
8. Imperial Interlude
9. Sunset Samba
10. Frogs (Featuring Azeem)
11. Go Back (Featuring Vursatyl (Life Savas))
13. Organ Eyes (Featuring Ron E. Beck & Chester Thompson)
14. Dhamaal Interlude
15. Listen Hear
Azeem is on Mayhem Mystics and Mayhem Mystics/Outbreaks, and can also be found on a track from DJ Zeph’s release, Sunset Salvage (Formerly Sunset Scavenger). He was on the 1994 Lollapolooza tour, sharing the stage with George Clinton, A Tribe Called Quest, and the Beastie Boys. From there, he hooked up with Michael Franti and co-wrote and toured with the infamous Spearhead. Azeem eventually embarked on his solo career and released two seminal projects Garage Opera and Craft Classic.
DJ Zeph, has been a tenacious disciple of music since 1982, starting off as part of a breakdancing crew from his hometown of Santa Cruz, Ca. Equally celebrated as a producer, engineer, and turntablist, DJ Zeph’s career is on the steady rise. The momentum has continued with Zeph taking home the honor of “Best DJ/Turntablist” at the SF Weekly Music Awards in 2002. He now sits firmly alongside Little Brother, Wildchild, and GE-OLOGY as an Urb Magazine Next 100 artist for 2003.
Lyrics Born is a well known MC and rapper who has released albums with major label Epitaph and independent labels Quannum Projects. He has collaborated with Kasabian, Galactic, DJ Shadow, The Bamboos, Soulico, Dosmoccos, Blackalicious, Jurassic 5, DJ Z-Trip, Morcheeba and Zion I.