One hint: it's not Brooklyn or Berlin. To DJ/rupture, Dakar is the global music hub to watch.
While he has yet to visit, DJ/ rupture (a.k.a. Jace Clayton) admires the diverse scene in the Senegalese capital. It's the place he's "most curious about musically."
Also making his topping his list for emerging musical 'it' cities: Bristol, as in England, not Connecticut.
"Cities like Bristol are always really kind of fertile hotbeds of musical activity" with tons of producers and musicians around, said Clayton. "Unlike London, which is so monied, Bristol is a bit looser and easier to live there. So you get people often being more experimental and having more room to stretch out."
Clayton's latest album, Solar Life Raft, is out now.