Wednesday, October 08, 2008
We on some double post tip today, so here's both....
I had a chance to listen to the epic new mix by some bloke called DJ/ Rupture, you might have heard of him. Its a fire cracker.
Goldteeth Thief and Minesweeper Suite were pretty inspirational round here and it feels like (wait, it is!) years since those dropped. Featuring loads of artists I've never heard of, the whole thing is like some underwater dubstep symphony played by bassline loving crabs on the seabed. In other words, otherworldly and DEEP as it gets. Out now on Agriculture Records.
Here's the first track from DJ/Rupture - Uproot
Baby Kites and Nokea - Reef
DJ Rupture's new mix CD Uproot is one of those DJ Mixes that is really more than just a DJ Mix. Trust me I think I've downloaded about 3000 DJ mixes in the past 2 years. This one is one of the few that it won't do Justice to just listen to one track, or skip ahead, or do anything but just sit there and listen uninterrupted for the duration. Rupture is a one of those cats that understands that a DJ mix is a journey, not an iTunes playlist. That being said, it's even more than an album. This is an end to end holistic musical piece, more like a symphony, with Mr. Rupture as the conductor. And I'm not just making that comparison because of the fact that at one point he actually brings in an Orchestra! It makes you want to go back to listen again and again and catch the nuances that you missed the first time.
You missed it the first time cause you were stuck in the Matrix. Maybe smoke something. Maybe do like they did with the Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon, and put on the movie The Matrix without the sound, loop the mix and see what syncs up, cause it sounds like what the Space Rastas would listen to as they cruise through the real world on a reconnaissance mission trying to keep the evil corporate machines from getting the key codes to Zion. Actually if they're space Rastas, would they really want to listen to something that makes them feel like they're more in Space than they actually are? Maybe space Rastas would listen to John Denver.
I guess to sum it up this is a like a symphony made by Beethoven, except Beethoven is a Space Rasta, and he now goes by the name DJ Rupture, and instead of some futuristic time where evil corporate machines rule sunless world, the time is now, and if you haven't already picked up this CD, you should have done it yesterday!