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10 thoughts on “Uproot

  1. Peter Hollo Peter Hollo says:

    I've been an admirer of Jace Clayton's work since he put the first DJ rupture mix GOLD TEETH THIEF mix up for download A superior tastemaker he's also an extremely astute observer of technology culture and human behaviour and all that comes out in this focused collection of essays exploring the way digital and analogue technologies interact with different strata of different culturesHe doesn't shy away from the potentially deleterious effects of technological change especially when drive by corporate interests but he presents a consistently upbeat view especially when observing how technologies are upended and creatively misused


  2. Maciek Maciek says:

    A great read for every person interested in this weird thing called 'world music' There's a lot of traveling listening DJing preaching criticizing and commenting here And yes a contemporary music business is extremely complicated


  3. John John says:

    Number of times this book made me cry fourI intend to re read it to capture the most wonderful uotes


  4. Tristan Bath Tristan Bath says:

    Jace Clayton talking about music is just a joy to read Not only is he full of great little nuggets from a career as a DJ traveller and musical explorer he’s a motivational speaker teaching us about how wonderful our era of music making is Leave out the money and we live in the most creative and explosive era for a new and truly global musical landscape where the global South and North can create with eual ease There’s a lot here to learn about above all how to be optimistic about the 21st century’s music Inspiring


  5. Michael Sedor Michael Sedor says:

    Open all borders


  6. K K says:

    I read a lot of music books but Clayton's take on the present state of music is astute and will no doubt wind its way into my teaching and scholarship I especially loved the chapters on Red Bull and Tribal


  7. Chris Marmo Chris Marmo says:

    Full of rich vignettes examining the intersections of music technology and culture I really liked the threading and layering of autobiography travelogue reportage and nearly academic writing but found that the moments of self awareness through the book were occasionally self serving The author does call out his positionality to some degree but I would have liked him to spend time being explicitly reflective about his own case as a taste maker and cultural flaneur now author and self positioned cultural mediator What does he make of this persona? And it surely is one that's been cultivated For all it's beautiful threads I finished this book being a little unsure about where Clayton stands on this and a number of other issues he raises through the book what does he actually think of corporate sponsorships? Is MIA actually a sell out or just an always already opportunistic bricoleur? A singular opinion on these things may be there but I feel like he took a bet each way on most issues Given the ethos of the topic that's probably the point The writing on the various places and societies he selects to include are where this book excels The self assuredness of the writing meant I felt like I'd learned a lot from the book I have a list of bands and artists to research Still I'm not really sure what the author learned in writing it


  8. Matt Matt says:

    i loved this book he writes really well and provides music from all over the world on this flat plane just as his subject the internet does his judgments mostly land on corporate sponsorships and record labels throughout the book i loved the chapter on world musicworld music 20 and the excerpt on omar souleymanexoticism the souleyman thing is really great because sometimes the press and branding with souleyman seems facile the pursuit of the exotic or that sometimes it's some sort of badge of cultural awareness digital trophying e colonialism somehow helping a wartorn nation by streaming one guy from it idk i think he's fair throughout but some might think he's pretentious because he says there's other dabke artists who are better who deserve the attention but it's mired in the greater point of western exoticism he has a great and thorough accompanying listening guide on his website for everything he references the autotuned north african music is cool also im gonna stop playing guitar because all my western music isnt complicated enough because it doesnt have unceasing polyphony and polyrhythm or uarter tones so if anyone wants a piece of shit epiphone sg or some behringer pedals they're yours actually if anyone wants my identity my social security number is


  9. Jack Duff Jack Duff says:

    Long form music journalism is hard to come by these days and full volumes of music focused nonfiction that aren’t historical or biographical are nearly nonexistent I didn’t expect much of Uproot and was expecting of a discussion of Napster and Pitchfork like all the other “21st century music” books I was very wrong this collection is a vibrant energetic approach to the very concept of music through the exploration of global dance music electronic and otherwise I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t find something to love here Open format DJ? You’ll love and take professional benefit Travel aficionado? Clayton’s tales of personal encounters in Africa Asia and Central America are engrossing and enlightening General music listener? I honestly haven’t read any writing about music that expresses such unbent glee about each detail such enthusiasm for local and folk genres otherwise unloved in the West I was lucky especially given the acknowledgement directed toward public libraries to find this in my local stacks Maybe it’s in yours but if not it’s well worth the money for your own copy


  10. Fabrício Calado Fabrício Calado says:

    Better read with headphones on Every chapter brought with it a piece of music old and new which left me searching for it wherever it was available see Spotify and YouTube totalitarian as they might be don't have all the answers Highly informing without sounding condescending it breathes optimism For sure there are rants about the way things are right now but there's also hope fueled by travels and enlightened by sonic visions that things can be different Definitely a good thought in these turbulent times Also as good books should be it was fun Reminded me of the Mudd up days when you had to wander around The Internet instead of heading to the same destination everyone is hanging out at


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Uproot [Download] ➽ Uproot ➽ Jace Clayton – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 whiski In 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.

10 thoughts on “Uproot

  1. Peter Hollo Peter Hollo says:

    I've been an admirer of Jace Clayton's work since he put the first DJ rupture mix GOLD TEETH THIEF mix up for download A superior tastemaker he's also an extremely astute observer of technology culture and human behaviour and all that comes out in this focused collection of essays exploring the way digital and analogue technologies interact with different strata of different culturesHe doesn't shy away from the potentially deleterious effects of technological change especially when drive by corporate interests but he presents a consistently upbeat view especially when observing how technologies are upended and creatively misused

  2. Maciek Maciek says:

    A great read for every person interested in this weird thing called 'world music' There's a lot of traveling listening DJing preaching criticizing and commenting here And yes a contemporary music business is extremely complicated

  3. John John says:

    Number of times this book made me cry fourI intend to re read it to capture the most wonderful uotes

  4. Tristan Bath Tristan Bath says:

    Jace Clayton talking about music is just a joy to read Not only is he full of great little nuggets from a career as a DJ traveller and musical explorer he’s a motivational speaker teaching us about how wonderful our era of music making is Leave out the money and we live in the most creative and explosive era for a new and truly global musical landscape where the global South and North can create with eual ease There’s a lot here to learn about above all how to be optimistic about the 21st century’s music Inspiring

  5. Michael Sedor Michael Sedor says:

    Open all borders

  6. K K says:

    I read a lot of music books but Clayton's take on the present state of music is astute and will no doubt wind its way into my teaching and scholarship I especially loved the chapters on Red Bull and Tribal

  7. Chris Marmo Chris Marmo says:

    Full of rich vignettes examining the intersections of music technology and culture I really liked the threading and layering of autobiography travelogue reportage and nearly academic writing but found that the moments of self awareness through the book were occasionally self serving The author does call out his positionality to some degree but I would have liked him to spend time being explicitly reflective about his own case as a taste maker and cultural flaneur now author and self positioned cultural mediator What does he make of this persona? And it surely is one that's been cultivated For all it's beautiful threads I finished this book being a little unsure about where Clayton stands on this and a number of other issues he raises through the book what does he actually think of corporate sponsorships? Is MIA actually a sell out or just an always already opportunistic bricoleur? A singular opinion on these things may be there but I feel like he took a bet each way on most issues Given the ethos of the topic that's probably the point The writing on the various places and societies he selects to include are where this book excels The self assuredness of the writing meant I felt like I'd learned a lot from the book I have a list of bands and artists to research Still I'm not really sure what the author learned in writing it

  8. Matt Matt says:

    i loved this book he writes really well and provides music from all over the world on this flat plane just as his subject the internet does his judgments mostly land on corporate sponsorships and record labels throughout the book i loved the chapter on world musicworld music 20 and the excerpt on omar souleymanexoticism the souleyman thing is really great because sometimes the press and branding with souleyman seems facile the pursuit of the exotic or that sometimes it's some sort of badge of cultural awareness digital trophying e colonialism somehow helping a wartorn nation by streaming one guy from it idk i think he's fair throughout but some might think he's pretentious because he says there's other dabke artists who are better who deserve the attention but it's mired in the greater point of western exoticism he has a great and thorough accompanying listening guide on his website for everything he references the autotuned north african music is cool also im gonna stop playing guitar because all my western music isnt complicated enough because it doesnt have unceasing polyphony and polyrhythm or uarter tones so if anyone wants a piece of shit epiphone sg or some behringer pedals they're yours actually if anyone wants my identity my social security number is

  9. Jack Duff Jack Duff says:

    Long form music journalism is hard to come by these days and full volumes of music focused nonfiction that aren’t historical or biographical are nearly nonexistent I didn’t expect much of Uproot and was expecting of a discussion of Napster and Pitchfork like all the other “21st century music” books I was very wrong this collection is a vibrant energetic approach to the very concept of music through the exploration of global dance music electronic and otherwise I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t find something to love here Open format DJ? You’ll love and take professional benefit Travel aficionado? Clayton’s tales of personal encounters in Africa Asia and Central America are engrossing and enlightening General music listener? I honestly haven’t read any writing about music that expresses such unbent glee about each detail such enthusiasm for local and folk genres otherwise unloved in the West I was lucky especially given the acknowledgement directed toward public libraries to find this in my local stacks Maybe it’s in yours but if not it’s well worth the money for your own copy

  10. Fabrício Calado Fabrício Calado says:

    Better read with headphones on Every chapter brought with it a piece of music old and new which left me searching for it wherever it was available see Spotify and YouTube totalitarian as they might be don't have all the answers Highly informing without sounding condescending it breathes optimism For sure there are rants about the way things are right now but there's also hope fueled by travels and enlightened by sonic visions that things can be different Definitely a good thought in these turbulent times Also as good books should be it was fun Reminded me of the Mudd up days when you had to wander around The Internet instead of heading to the same destination everyone is hanging out at

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