There was a time early last decade when DJ/Rupture was everywhere. This was already the tail-end of breakcore and by the time Rupture released Gold Teeth Thief with the Kiwis of Violent Turd, it came as sort of a breath of fresh air in the middle of a sea of amen breaks. Bringing in banghra and raï influences, what started as an internet sensation quickly took the world by storm with its bass-fueled diversity and its complete disregard for genre limitations.
This was about the same time a little guy from Florida called Diplo came about with Hollertronix, but Diplo was able to adapt faster to the demands of the avid fans, pushing the Southern rap envelope while /Rupture rode the dying wave of New York underground rap. The two DJ’s roads have gone further apart along the years, now literally halfway across the world from one another. I’m sure everyone here knows where to find Diplo’s stuff, but you might do well to acquaint yourself with /Rupture’s back catalog for reference. Especially as the latter as just uploaded his greatest mixes to his website, for your perusal and enjoyment.
So head on over to his Negrophonics website and stream or download the goodness, from the afore-mentioned Gold Teeth Thief to his 2009 collab with Matt Shadetek, and shake your booty away as you ring in the new year. Feel free to also donate a couple euros in return, if you have some extra. And when you are done with those mixes, you may also partake in his radio show Mudd Up! that’s streaming on the WFMU site.- Gnou