DJ /rupture: the shapeshifting savvy selector behind world music 2.0
Musician and writer Jace Clayton’s book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture, celebrates the world’s music in its glorious variety
DJ /Rupture and Andy Moor (The Ex) perform with turntables, guitar, and electronics which combine to create a dynamic sound experience that moves from moments of free improvisation to cutting-edge beats.
Rupture and Moor began working together in 2007 and released their debut album Patches in 2009. Although they come from opposite musical worlds (not to mention different continents), after playing together a few times, they quickly found a common language, uniting Moor’s exploratory fretboard antics and saw-toothed guitar timbres with Rupture’s warm bass riddims and ‘turntable-as-instrument’ soundscapes.
LA Times Review; In ‘Uproot,’ Jace Clayton takes a worldwide tour of the digital underground
born in London, lives in Amsterdam – founding member of Dog Faced Hermans 1986-1995 in Edinburgh Scotland, founding member of Kletka Red 1996-2004 and continues to be a full time member of The Ex since 1990. Guitarist, photographer, composer of music for various projects and for film scores and involved in duo collaborations with sound poet Anne-James Chaton, DJ and author DJ/Rupture, saxophonist John Butcher and composer and electronic musician Yannis Kyriakides. He also has ongoing projects with improvisation groups Lean Left with Terrie Ex , Ken vandermark and Paal Nilssen Love and Thermal with John Butcher and Thomas Lehn.
ANDY MOOR, DJ/Rupture & Andy Moor, JACE CLAYTON