Renegade global turntablist DJ/Rupture, born near Boston, based in Madrid, captured the world's imagination with "Gold Teeth Thief", a "stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix" that embodies "the spirit of the best bootleg mixes – bumping, brash, and without borders”. With similar hyperbolic raves in German magazine De:Bug (which named DJ/Rupture "best DJ in the world"), it is close to impossible to ignore the powerfully syncretic musical imagination at work here. He is the new face of urban music – the potent sound of genre-bending and overcrowded city life, a post-cultural broken mirror that mashes HipHop, Arabic rhythms, Techno, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Spoken Word, Folk Music, Chansons, Breakbeats, Avant-Noise, and Jazz through the strainer of a DJ's mentality. Rupture brings together connections only he could have foreseen. Rupture is one of the most forward-looking producers and DJs around.
DJ/Rupture runs the label Soot. He also collaborates with Abdel Hak and Jen Jones in the trio Nettle