Friday, March 5, 2010

March 25th - DJ RIPLEY @ Earthly Delights

DJ Ripley is an amazing deejay. After I saw her at one of Brooklyn's legendary (on the down-low) Rubaiyat parties in 2002 I knew I had to bring her to Pittsburgh...

So I am! March 25th Facebook event page here.

BIO-> Now disturbing San Francisco, California, since 1996 Ripley has careened through 17 countries with no sign of stopping, causing total dance mayhem at events from Berlin to Boston to Bristol to Brussels to Brisbane to Belgrade, Riga to Rotterdam to Rennes, Halle to Helsinki, Cambridge to Cholula, Scezczin to San Francisco, Tallinn to Toronto, Linz to London, Paris to Prague, Melbourne to Mexico City.

Ripley's wreckstep raggaphonics slice through genres of street bass, dubstep, baltimore club music, UK garage, kuduru, hiphop, jungle, dancehall, breakcore, d'n'b, glitched-out breaks, juke, baile funk, bhangra and dub, sprouting new life on the dancefloor. On sunny afternoons, Ripley spins rocksteady.

Ripley has caused total dance mayhem in spaces like a re-purposed public lavatory underground in East London, a former commercial fishing ship off the cost of Rostock, an (initially) laid-back lounge in Oakland California, a half-squatted office space in downtown Riga, a former military airport in eastern Germany, the basement of an Indian restaurant in Bristol, the Boston Children's Museum, alongside a riverbed in Mexico, as well as warehouses and clubs across America and Europe, in most places you'd think and some you wouldn't. Ripley's used her dj skills to support the Revolutionary Afghan Women's
Association, Medical Activists of New York, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Ripley's been voted "Best Dance DJ 2009" by the Sf Bay Guardian Readers' poll, and her monthly Surya Dub won "Best Club Night 2008" in the same poll, and one year later the Guardian named Surya Dub "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass."

She's played alongside art-music luminaries like Kaffe Matthews, noted thereminist Pamelia Kurstin, as well as beat maniacs like Asian Dub Foundation, The Bug, Drop The Lime, Vex'd, Dub Gabriel, Dizzee Rascal, Plastician, Dr. Israel, Flying Lotus, Toecutter, Mike Slott and many more.

In the world of letters, Ripley examines global and subcultural property systems through the lens of law, especially investigating how people come to think they can own music as if it was a thing and not a practice. She is a columnist on technology & rights issues for Wiretap online youth magazine. But really, Ripley wants everyone to dance.

Latest mix: Terenga Global Bass sessions -

Dubstep/breaks mix -

Breakcore mix -

Other mixes, mashes and thoughts up at

Garden of Earthly Delights
Dj Ripley w/ James Gyre
March 25th 10pm-2am
Brillobox 4104 Penn
$6/drink specials
video projections
by Flux Rostrum


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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