DJ /rupture

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades: 2000s


Jace Clayton, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. DJ/rupture claims to spend 98 percent of his time producing his own tracks and working on original compositions but is predominantly known for his mix releases, Gold Teeth Thief and Minesweeper Suite. On the latter 2002 release, the Madrid, Spain-based DJ utilised around 60 records, three turntables and the opportunities of post-production tweaking to juxtapose music by Jamaican MCs and provocative female rap stars, post-rockers and iconic jazz singers, MOR balladeers and violent breakbeat artists, anti-music laptop provocateurs and recently deceased R&B superstars. Although these albums mix and match other people’s seemingly disparate a cappella vocals and instrumentals, DJ/rupture distances himself from the bootleg or ‘bastard pop’ culture which looks to nostalgia and novelty value for its kicks. Unusually, DJ/rupture’s mix collections thrill for their interference and noise as much as their...

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