You won’t find another musician as agile and reckless as DJ /rupture (Sign up to receive Rupture’s monthly newsletter, or check him on Twitter | FB). He’s performed in over 25 countries, released records on Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, DJ’ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Rupture’s fans include that hot person you saw on the street yesterday but were afraid to talk to.
What’s Rupture sound like? A border-crossing bass visionary. His dynamic live sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones. Download his highly-influential Gold Teeth Thief mix from 2001. A four-star review in VIBE Magazine praised it as a “stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix” that “captures the spirit of the best bootleg mixes–bumping, brash, and without borders.” A recent New York Times review called Rupture “a thoughtful pipeline for music from countless distant and obscure outposts.”
Each Wednesday evening from 8-9pm, Rupture hosts a radio show on NYC-area FM station WFMU, 91.1 fm, featuring lots of international exclusives. Past guests include Das Racist, Venus X, Paul Chan, and Kalup Linzy. You can listen online & stream the archives. Rupture’s show is re-broadcast weekly on local FM stations in Belgium, France, Germany, and Croatia.
Rupture plays in a band called Nettle — violin, cello, electronics, banjo, guembri, voice. In 2011 they released an album on Sub Rosa. Check out their video from Tangiers, Morocco. Rupture does duo performances with guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). Matt Shadetek & Rupture joined forces in 2008 to create Dutty Artz, a label and crew based in New York City.
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