DJ /rupture, Minesweeper Suite

Philip Sherburne

By Philip Sherburne

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The world’s a mess, it’s in his mix.

Barcelona-based DJ/rupture shows off his formidable turntable skills (and frighteningly deep record collection) with a three-deck mix that spans dancehall reggae, Middle Eastern drumming, underground London breakcore and Hot 97-ready a cappellas. As a festive soundtrack, Minesweeper Suite is better suited for squat parties than a chardonnay tasting, but /rupture's knack for drilling holes through genres (mashing up Aaliyah's "Resolution" with apocalyptic drum 'n 'bass, screwing hip-hop into psychedelic glitch-folk) threads a groove that could spin any pair of hips out onto the dancefloor. The form (beat-oriented fusion) and the content (any sound you can imagine, never deracinated but instead radically re-contextualized) make the perfect icebreaker to get trainspotters talking politics, and vice versa.