DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek Solar Life Raft
From two of today’s most uniquely fascinating producers, Solar Life Raft arrives as less a mix than a statement of purpose: a repositioning of experimental bass music into the context of contemporary avant-garde artwork, as worthy of a gallery as the club. DJ /rupture has a storied history of meshing poets and sound artists with skull-crushing bass, but when joined with Dutty Artz compatriot Shadetek, Solar Life Raft relegates boundaries to irrelevance with surprising accessibility. Here experimental composers old (Luc Ferrari) and new (Nico Muhly) can meet dubstep’s finest (Shackleton, Stagga) while avant-poet Caroline Bergvall sits happily beside Gang Gang Dance. The result is strikingly exciting—something equally triumphant for dancer, smoker, or Tate Modern chin-stroker.
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