A big gracias y obrigado to everyone who came out to el primeiro TROPICALISMO. We were the City Paper’s DJ pick of the week, Phillyist came by the camera in tow, and we even got press from as far away as Germany. With your support, we are now back on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 with the inimitable DJ /rupture rocking THREE turntables.
You won’t find another musician as agile and reckless as /rupture. He’s performed in over 25 countries, released records on Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, DJ’ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Rupture’s fans include Robert Plant and that hot person you saw on the street yesterday but were afraid to talk to.
What’s Rupture sound like? A border-crossing bass visionary. His dynamic live sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones. Download his highly-influential Gold Teeth Thief mix from 2001. A four-star review in VIBE Magazine praised it as a “stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix” that “captures the spirit of the best bootleg mixes–bumping, brash, and without borders.” A recent New York Times review called Rupture “a thoughtful pipeline for music from countless distant and obscure outposts.” Check out his weekly radio show on the venerable independent station WFMU and his cumbia mix on Rob Da Bank’s BBC Radio 1 show.
He’ll be joining residents Gregzinho and Juanderful for Philly’s only night of dembows mashed up with folk tunes, crunked out cumbia, dancehall mania en español, coupé décale collides with hip-hop, Carnival mass hysteria, kuduro avec grande vitesse, soca-fied funky house.
Thursday, October 21 at Walnut Room. 9 pm – 2 am with complimentary Don Q cocktails. RSVP below for complimentary admission 9-10:30.