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Piano Grooves

Thursday, June 19, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including recent music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically.

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New Sounds

Piano Grooves (Special Podcast - We're Back!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds Special Podcast*, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically.

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New Sounds

Piano Grooves

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically. 

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Jace Clayton (a.k.a. DJ /rupture) Reimagines a New York Original

Monday, March 18, 2013

The big news, in indie-centric corners, will be that Jace Clayton (a.k.a. DJ /rupture) is releasing a classical album. Yet even more noteworthy is the album's subject matter. Stream the entire album this week.

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The New Canon

Musical Conversations and Winter Morning Walks

Monday, March 18, 2013

This week’s episode of The New Canon features songs for soprano and orchestra by Maria Schneider, works for solo piano by Constantine Caravassilis, and a cross-generational collaboration between Jace Clayton and the late Julius Eastman

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New York Now

Listen: DJ /rupture and Zs

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On February 2, avant noisemakers Zs took the stage with turntablist and producer DJ /rupture for an evening of collaboration as part of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show on demand.

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Q2 Music

Preview: New Video Series Shares Composers' Creative Spaces

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Q2 Spaces is a new video series that gives you an intimate guided tour inside musicians' homes and studios. Catch a sneak preview with electronic music misfit Dan Deacon and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón.

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Studio 360

DJ /rupture Remix Challenge Winners

Friday, September 14, 2012

DJ /rupture says a good remix has to disrespect the original song, breaking it down to build it back up into something surprising; he doesn’t want to hear the original with little embellishments or a new beat. He provided the raw materials for our Remix Challenge: six tracks from "L'Avion," ...

Listen to the winning remix

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Nettle

Friday, March 04, 2011

The New York mixologist Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ /rupture, heads up a live band called Nettle, which plays the Bell House on Saturday night. Download the band's live remix of Maga Bo's "Nakhil" here.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: DJ /rupture

Friday, August 27, 2010

The golden boy of the DJ world performs at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday night. Download his stirring, strut-worthy track "Layin in Bed/Overture Watermelon City."

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Soundcheck

DJ /rupture's AM JAMZ

Monday, March 22, 2010

The globe-trotting DJ Jace Clayton shared his R Train soundtrack. What are your commuter tunes?

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Features

DJ/ rupture Predicts Next Big Music Scene

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

One hint: it's not Brooklyn or Berlin. Watch the video.

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Soundcheck

Put the Thong on the Aussie and See How He Likes It

Monday, November 30, 2009

Where do you think "traditional" music ends and cultural exploitation begins?  Or does the whole question of authenticity bore you to death?  Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ /rupture, has strong opinions on the matter.

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