Release Date: Oct 7, 2008
Record label: Agriculture
Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental
Anyone familiar with DJ/Rupture’s weekly Mudd Up! Radio show on WFMU will experience a feeling of instant familiarity upon hearing this willfully eclectic mix. Rupture, also known as Jace Clayton, recently returned to live in Brooklyn after a seven-year stretch in Spain, and the 23 tracks on Uproot indicate that his DJ bag is currently stuffed with downtempo dubstep and abstract electronica.Clayton’s muse has shifted from the kind of frantic hardcore, breakbeat and jungle that made his name. In its place come vast swathes of leaden bass, which swamp this record.
A new DJ /Rupture mix is dang near impossible to scoff at or reject. The man has unimpeachable taste (evidenced on his Mudd Up! blog and WFMU radio program), and if his work tends to lack a degree of full-tilt, ostentatious showmanship, the mind games contained therein provide enough motivation for repeated spins. Rupture, a.k.a. Jace Clayton, developed his rep by mixing and mashing music from the world over.