Travels in Twenty-first-century Music and Digital Culture

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

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.

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 is rural Moroccan song, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in the digital age.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374533427
Branch Call Number: 781.6409 CLAYT
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 19 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

Entertaining, thought provoking and informative; Clayton (DJ/Rupture) uses personal experiences and an unique perspective to craft a wonderful book that traces the worldwide sea change in music consumption and production- provoked by the internet.


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