DJ/rupture is not misprinted. After all, if anyone would know, it would be the man behind the moniker Jace Clayton, who besides being an incredibly diverse DJ, is also a writer, covering music for the likes of Wire and Fader. Most recently spotted in Chicago dropping a deep set of baile funk, house, dubstep and the kitchen sink at Pitchfork Fest, he incited a full-on dance party which had manifested behind the sound tent. DJ/rupture is in town to promote his latest venture, “Solar Life Raft,” an album-length blend of twenty-five tracks that he assembled, remixed or gene-spliced together with pioneering dubstep producer Matt Shadetek. Matt Shadetek is the founder of Dutty Artz and has produced tracks with Modeselektor, and seen his own releases as Team Shadetek released on perennial beat favorites Warp Records. Tonight’s performance will recapture the dreamy-yet-slightly sinister feel of the dubbed-out rhythms and beats from “Solar Life Raft” with Shadetek on drum machine and laptop, and a separate performance from DJ/rupture on three turntables. Headlining are Baltimore DJ icons Devlin & Darko, best known as part of hip-hop club sensations Spank Rock, who unleashed the fury of Amanda Blank and club bomb “Bump” onto the unsuspecting club world of 2006. And if that weren’t enough, local club staple DJ Trew will spin throughout the evening, with a performance from Dance Fam Chicago, and a video installation from pop-culture/Internet-obsessed artist Jon Rafman, a Quebecois armed with a MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Duke Shin)
November 20 at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 10pm.