DJ /rupture Gives Away Over a Decade of Mixes
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Veteran DJ, producer, and possesor of an incredible depth of musical knowledge, DJ /rupture (a.k.a. Jace Clayton) has delivered an early Christmas miracle of sorts, posting eight hours of his own mixes from 2001 up to present day onto the web as free downloads. From cumbia to hip-hop to dubstep to a wide array of exotic sounds culled from the electronic and urban music scenes of the often overlooked corners of the world, the NYC artist's mixes seem to always follow a fluid path through such disparate and inspiring sources. Some highlights of the collection of mixes include 2008's dubstep-focused Uproot, a 2009 cumbia mix for BBC Radio 1 (which is apparently the first cumbia set ever aired on the UK station), and the original mix that launched Clayton's career: 2001's genre-hopping, three-turntable-wielding Gold Teeth Thief. Basically, there's a lot of top-quality, mind-expanding sounds to be had, so head here to start listening. It should be noted that while these mixes are free to download, DJ /rupture is accepting donations from those listeners able to show their appreciation by helping the musical guru pay his rent.
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