Get Weird is standing tall in June, bringing a Brooklyn-style sound clash of dancehall, breakbeat, and hip-hop to the New Museum.
BK-based DJ Rupture is the mind behind Soot Records, home to both African hip-hop/ragga/taarab hybrids and straight ahead cumbia. He is also a co-partner with beat ripper Matt Shadetek in the “multimedia tropical storm” that is Dutty Artz, and duets with guitarist Andy Moor (of seminal anarchist punk band The Ex). Impossibly, Rupture manages to bring all these elements to fusion in his deeply party-starting/thought-provoking sets.
Dancehall artist and producer 77Klash has produced rhythms for some of Jamaica’s finest, including Vybz Kartel and Turbulence. For his very special show this month, expect an extra-explosive combination of these elements: dancehall, punk, grime, and hardcore Brooklyn hip-hop.