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DJ /rupture is the pseudonym of Jace Clayton, a producer and DJ, formerly based in Barcelona, but now New York City. He used to play in the collective Toneburst. DJ /rupture’s first big break came in 2001 with Gold Teeth Thief, a mixtape which mixes hip hop, ragga, breakcore, jungle, noise, modern classical and music from around the globe. His second mixtape Minesweeper Suite was an even greater success, with the UK music magazine The Wire calling it one of the 10 best records of 2003. A year later, /rupture produced Special Gunpowder, his most critically acclaimed album to date. He has appeared on John Peel’s BBC radio show twice, in addition to playing on The Breezeblock. /rupture is also part of the musical group Nettle and runs his own label, Soot Records, and co-runs Dutty Artz.


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  • ph0ne

    Uproot is one of the tightest things I've ever listened to. [3]

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    He released a brilliant album in 2013 under his real name, a tribute to Julius Eastman.. completely unlike the /rupture stuff, but it's amazing work if you're down with minimalism & jazz

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    Minesweeper <3

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • theshrewflew

    I feel a bit like crying. I hope he's as good as he comes across in print. I feel kind of related to him somehow. It's the oddest feeling considering I know nothing about him, but I'm really interested and excited to learn and hear more. What an inspirational writer, just stopped by his blog for the radio show.

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Mevvers

    Uproot is amazing.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • andover


    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CupOfSquirrels

    Uproot is one of the tightest things I've ever listened to. [2]

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • muzjiks

    where'd this dude go??

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • zuziazg


    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BarackFlowbama

    Uproot is one of the tightest things I've ever listened to.

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • no-thanks

    Hey remember this guy?

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ldexterldesign


    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • whiteclef1

    minesweepers suite <3 by far his best mix.

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • sergioarincon

    Second-hand..... no puedo hablar al respecto

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • muzjiks

    uproot will never get old.

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • illadelphianjb

    Moroccan mudd to come...?

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • oaquard

    Patches is one of the best things I've ever heard ever.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • rella987

    I want to be consumed by Uproot.

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • andover


    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • illadelphianjb

    It is, the chaotic Missy Elliot remix is great, first Rupture I remember hearing. And yes, his radio show is one of the best things going, period.

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
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