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DJ/ Rupture releasing album under his own name

DJ/ Rupture is releasing his first album under his own name. Jace Clayton's The Julius Eastman Memory Depot is based on the gay African American composer, pianist and dancer Julius Eastman, who died at the age of 49 in 1990.

The album focuses on two of Eastman's piano works, "Evil Nigger" and "Gay Guerilla" , recorded with David Friend and Emily Manzo, from loosely notated pieces, plus an original piece by Clayton which includes Sufi vocalist Arooj Aftab.

The Julius Eastman Memory Depot is released on New Amsterdam records on 26 March. More details incoming here.