Friday, October 30, 2009
"We've been long-time admirers of Brooklyn-based DJ /rupture for a while now, ever since the producer dropped 2001's Gold Teeth Thief complete with hip-hop, ragga and dancehall goodness (and well before 90210 gave him their improbable yet awesome shoutout). Last year's mellower Uproot ranked as one of the best albums of the year as well. Now mark your calendars for November 11, the day /rupture and Matt Shadetek's Solar Life Raft officially drops. After the two met on tour in Europe, they came back to New York to make beats together before producing Jahdan Blakkamoore's recently released debut Buzzrock Warrior. Recorded over the course of two days at Rupture's Brooklyn home studio, Raft is the product of two producers spending months building tracks and working out the remixes that would eventually make it on the album."
Full article here.
Friday, October 16, 2009
In typical /Rupture and Shadetek stylee, the new Agriculture Release, "Solar Life Raft" includes a rainforest's ecology full of sound sources. Track 20, which is actually 3 songs in one ID includes: “Matty G, ‘Layin in Bed,’ DJ/Rupture f. Elizabeth Alexander, ‘Overture: Watermelon City (Acappella), Lloop, ‘Autumn Rain.’” Elizabeth Alexander spoke at Obama's Inauguration.
from Obama's inauguration:
"Say it plain: that many have died for this day.
Sing the names of the dead who brought us here,
who laid the train tracks, raised the bridges,
picked the cotton and the lettuce, built
brick by brick the glittering edifices
they would then keep clean and work inside of.
Praise song for struggle, praise song for the day.
Praise song for every hand-lettered sign,
the figuring-it-out at kitchen tables.
Some live by love thy neighbor as thyself,
others by first do no harm or take no more
than you need. What if the mightiest word is love?"
Fader covered the free MP3 (including another drop, Gang Gang Dance, “Bebey” (DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadetek Remix) here.
Download and enjoy...