Friday, March 5, 2010

*DJ/rupture* -->April 22nd (Earth Day!)

DJ /rupture (Jace Clayton) is pretty much my favorite deejay. His ear for the often far-flung connections between disparate music styles is unmatched. A lecturer, writer, and blogger, he's as much an ethnomusicologist and cultural theoretician as deejay and producer. His mixes Gold Teeth Thief and Minesweeper Suite were benchmarks for three turntable mixing, combining hip hop, drum n bass, dancehall and experimental sounds within a global context.

DJ /rupture picked up a strong ear for North African music during his five year residence in Barcelona, and has recently been delving deeply into Central and South American styles and traditional styles at that, not just the popular modern hybrids. He has been instrumental in furthering appreciation of the dubstep, grime and u.k. funky scene here in America, as well as being an early adopter of new global dance forms like kuduro and tribal guachero.

Acoustic music, true stories, and earth-shuddering bass. Pop, politics and pure sound. Deejay, philosopher and travel guide.

DJ /rupture is coming here.

learn up!

notable /rupture websites:

wikipedia entry
full deejay bio
full writer bio
solo blog "mudd up!"
crew blog "dutty artz"
/rupture wfmu radio archives (an embarrassment of riches)

notable /rupture mixes:

2001 gold teeth thief (free! wire magazine top 50 albums of 2001)
2002 minesweeper suite (wire magazine top 10 albums of 2003)
2005 secret google cheat codes (with filastine)
2008 uproot (pitchfork top 10 albums of the year 2008)
2008 ghetto palms cumbia mix (free!)
2009 solar life raft (with matt shadetek)

other /rupture stuff:

/rupture youtube: interviews, music, etc...
/rupture discography at discogs

DJ /rupture +
James Gyre & Edgar Um
@ Garden of Earthly Delights
9PM - 2AM April 22nd @ Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
$7 pre-sale $10 at the door


about this blog...

i blog about music, art, politics & esoterica over at that veiled gazelle... after a while i realized i needed a second blog just for my deejay gigs, so fans of my styliferousness could know when the next hot party was happening. welcome! subscribe right there to always know what's up!

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