What’s Rupture sound like? A border-crossing bass visionary. His dynamic live sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones. Download his highly-influential Gold Teeth Thief mix from 2001. A four-star review in VIBE Magazine praised it as a “stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix” that “captures the spirit of the best bootleg mixes–bumping, brash, and without borders.” A recent New York Times review called Rupture “a thoughtful pipeline for music from countless distant and obscure outposts.”
Each Monday evening from 7-8pm, Rupture hosts a radio show on NYC-area FM station WFMU, 91.1 fm, featuring lots of international exclusives and live guests. You can listen online & stream the archives. Rupture’s show is re-broadcast weekly on local FM stations in Belgium, France, Germany, and Croatia.
Rupture also runs Soot Records, an independent label with impeccable curation, dedicated to international urban music. Rupture plays in a band called Nettle — violin, cello, electronics, banjo, guembri, voice. Rupture does duo performances with guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). Both projects will release albums in 2008. Matt Shadetek & Rupture joined forces in 2008 to create Dutty Artz. DA is a tropical multimedia storm.