Sun 2 Apr > *Uproot* book presentation by Jace Clayton / DJ Rupture @ NGHE Mediatheque, Bxl

On Sunday > book presentation & world music 2.0 tunes
*Uproot: Travels in 21st- Century Music and Digital Culture* by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture.

In 2001 Jace Clayton was an unknown DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix and put it online to share with friends. Within weeks, Gold Teeth Thief became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to play a nightclub in Zagreb, a gallery in Osaka, a former brothel in Sao Paolo and the American Museum of Natural History. Just as the music world made its fitful, uncertain transition from analog to digital, Clayton found himself on the front lines of creative upheavals of art production in the twenty-first century globalized world, where he coined the term *world music 2.0*.

Uproot is a guided tour of this newly-opened cultural space. With humor, insight, and expertise, Clayton illuminates the connections between a Congolese hotel band and the indie-rock scene, Mexican rodeo teens and Israeli techno, and Whitney Houston and the robotic voices in rural Moroccan song, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in the digital age. With the help of musical examples and video’s, Clayton will present his book to make your musical world hell of a lot richer.

His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
http://uprootbook.com/

Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as Dj Rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South.

As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years (which was also broadcasted at Radio Panik Bxl). Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex).

Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins , a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; Room 21, an evening-length composition for 20 musicians staged at The Barnes Foundation; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPaUzuIaRd8
https://vimeo.com/74155229
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64p3AuKQiLE&list=PL342869A09D207048

14:00 DOORS
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ MUSICA ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
18:30 VEGGIE DINNER
20:00 BOOK PRESENTATION + PROJECTIONS + Q & A

FB event
Prix libre / free price
There will be some food served as well (veggie)

@ NGHE

Schippersstraat 6 Rue des Mariniers
1080 Molem
Metro > Compte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 > Porte de Flandre

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Sun 3 May > Rebel Up! SebCat arabic hiphop dj set @ VK – Dälek / Lorn / Moodie Black concert

11115756_10152695715230178_5750615347334498550_oSalut Bxl!

This sunday it will get hot n rough in the VK venue in Molenbeek with industrial hiphop, heavy underground beats and powerful lyrics.

VK + BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS PRESENT….
AS PART OF BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS 8TH B-DAY !

◢◤ DÄLEK (US – IPECAC)
Dälek’s music is dark, noisy and atmospheric, equally inspired by industrial music like Einstürzende Neubauten, the layered noise of My Bloody Valentine and the dense sound collages of Public Enemy. Their sound is often constructed through sampling and a musical base atypical of most hip hop, making it difficult for people to classify their sound. They have been described as trip-hop, glitch-hop, metal, shoegaze, and hip-hop, as well as being criticized for their broad range of sound. This recent video is about the American police agression against black Americans.

◢◤ LORN (US – NINJA TUNE, BRAINFEEDER)
Marcos Ortega, better known by his stage name Lorn, is an American electronic musician. The name also means lonely and abandoned, which best describes the music from this artist. Lorn signed with Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, in 2009 and released his debut album, Nothing Else, in June 2010. He released his second album, Ask The Dust, on Ninja Tune in 2012. He recently released three series of “The Maze To Nowhere”, a dozen songs collection, between 2014 and 2015.

◢◤ MOODIE BLACK (US – JARRING EFFECTS)
Nestling snugly in the annals of contemporary rap history between Anticon’s reinvention of hip-hop and Kanye’s postscript to the genre lies the formation of Arizona’s noise rap duo Moodie Black!

◢◤ our very own Rebel Up! SebCat will play between the groups with a special selection of underground beats & Arabic mutant hiphop from Lebanon, Palestina, Jordania, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, Algeria and further….
to hear some of these sounds, check this Rebel Up! Nightshop radio show below, or this episode >

Rebel Up Nightshop #8: Planet ilunga, Capitol K, Filastine, l’African Jazz, Arabic hiphop & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

Sunday 3 may @ VK, Schoolstraat, Molenbeek
Doors 19:30

Tickets 13€ presale / 16€ after
More info & timings, see VK site or see FB event here.

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