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Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture | Jace Clayton
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In 2001, Jace Clayton was an unknown DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to a sprawling, multi-tiered nightclub in Zagreb, a tiny gallery in Osaka, a former brothel in So Paolo, and the MoMA. And just as the music world made its fitful, uncertain transition from analog to digital, Clayton found himself on the front lines of an education in the creative upheavals of art production in the twenty-first-century globalized world. Uproot is a guided tour of this newly opened cultural space, mapped with both his own experiences and his relationships with other industry game-changers such as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay. 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, Whitney Houston and robotic voices in rural Moroccan song, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in a digital age. Uproot takes readers behind the turntable decks to tell a story that only a DJand writerof this caliber can tell.
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keggergoldy
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123 pages in, and I seriously wish I had read this book about six months ago... I just may have to adjust the last chapter of the book I'm writing to include Clayton's perspective.

kgriffith 🔥 2y
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keggergoldy
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Beautiful exegesis on melisma and Whitney Houston's recording of "I Will Always Love You." This book...

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keggergoldy
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Finally someone has something smart to say about "Auto-Tune" that isn't just hand-wringing! I'm wondering how long this book will take me...

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Liberty
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Hey, Littens, I'm about to tweet 125 books I loved this year over on Twitter. I'll Storify it and share it here in the next few days, for sure, but if you want to follow along now, the hashtag is #Great2016books. 🤘🏻🎉📚#catsoflitsy

littleblogofbooks On my way over there now! 3y
Mommamanzi Dream stacks! 3y
Zelma I don't use Twitter so thanks for sharing it here too! 😀👍👍 3y
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LeahBergen Yeah! 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
TheBookAddict 😻😻😻 so cute! Also looking forward to the list! 😊💕📚💕 3y
James Cool, thank you! Is that a radiator cover? I always loved putting my socks on the physical heating units, for a few seconds, get them nice and toasty. 3y
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kspenmoll We share similar radiator covers complete with cats on top & book stacks😺 3y
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