It's true, we haven't had a public music event in a while, but we sure do have one cooking for April 28th at Southpaw in Brooklyn, as Mike Lupica previously trumpeted. It's the first installment of a brand new free concert series WFMU is kicking off, featuring Cambridge, MA triple-guitar destruction overlords the Major Stars, the downtown-via-Delta minimalist guitar army February (led by Rhys Chatham/Swans drummer Jonathan Kane), the fine red-pants sporting Flaming Fire, and starting it all off will be the triple-turntable mayhem of DJ/Rupture (whom I've been asked to introduce you to here and now, with more profiles forthcoming on the blog of the other performers).
This fellow's freeform roots run deep. Anyone claiming the Hanatarash and Varese among the freeform principles of influence has certainly endeared himself to our ears, and through the years we've revelled in the joy of the brash clash of opposing sound worlds at the disposal of this master via his assorted releases on Soot, Tigerbeat 6, and others. Ragga, breakcore, noise, jungle, soul, funk, folk, classical all go through the grinder; his juxtapositions are amazing and he does it all pretty much in an immediate, perfected style that can be much appreciated in the visual and well as audible realm. You'll get the chance to do just that as he makes his only live appearance before heading off to Sonar in Barcelona in June. Come early, folks, you shall be foolish to miss this. In the meantime, enjoy the special hour mix Rupture served up for WFMU's Re:Mixology show back in 2002 (real audio)