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DJ /rupture, Cumbia Detective

Influential DJ, producer, and label head Jace Clayton digs deep into the world of digital cumbia bootlegs to find gold.

Since his mixtape heard 'round the world, Gold Teeth Thief, dropped in 2001, Clayton (a.k.a. DJ /rupture) has become well-known for telling us what we should be listening to. For the past couple years, he's been knee-deep in cumbia and Latin beats. Here, he teaches us about cumbia and takes us to bootleg CD shops in San Francisco's Mission District to sort the wheat from the chaff—hardly an easy feat in the world of digital piracy.

6 comments DJ /rupture, Cumbia Detective

Diego (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/21/2009 - 16:27

Where is the store at?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/22/2009 - 13:30

christ, can we hear what it sounds like already?

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/22/2009 - 16:27

did he name one artist? whats the dif between colombian cumbia vs. pop mexican cumbia, vs texan electro krunk cumbia, etc etc. cus I know some colombians are purists and hate cumbia from other regions. and how come when i go to tormenta tropical parties in LA *NOBODY* knows *ANY* Cumbia steps. none. better off hitting local dive bars.

luchagrande (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 23:17

Por favor... when we gonna hear from some authentic compas throwin' down on what cumbia and sonidero cultura is all about. Sonideros have been around for decades throughout Latin America and the States. Respect to DJ Rupture & XLR8R but c'mon the interview took place at the #1 hipster/poser taqueria in SF- CanCun. Aint no self-respecting sonidero gonna be caught eating in there.

And what irony...the Mission District has gone through some real heavy gentrification and displaced thousands of working class latinos but now white boys are throwing cumbia parties in the very same neighborhood.

peltiersita (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/26/2009 - 21:45

A huevo mijo!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 10/07/2009 - 19:57

Oye haters, if you want to hear DJ Rupture / Jace Clayton go in deep about cumbia, you should read the article he wrote on it for The Fader a year or two ago.


It's the best article on cumbia (in English) to date, hands down.

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