The Rapture DJ SET
MIGHTY and popscene are pleased to present an exclusive San Francisco performance by The Rapture DJ’s.
The moment they released the international dancefloor hit “House of Jealous Lovers” in 2002, New York quartet The Rapture redefined the tip of the indie iceberg fusing the skronk and chaos of punk with the precision and funk of basement after-party disco beats. The Rapture opened the floodgates for many to float through on the wave of this fresh take on some vintage, party-forward sounds.
While it’s easy to pin the influence of Gang of Four, ESG, and Liquid Liquid on many of the followers, The Rapture’s territory of beat mining goes deeper further and wider. The band have shown respect for forbearers as diverse as ‘70s New York disco progenitor Larry Levan, ‘80s Chicago acid house innovator Marshall Jefferson, historic party staples like Happy Mondays, The Gap Band, Bizzare Inc and Incredible Bongo Band, as well as unlikely sources like Sun Ra and Uriah Heep.
Perhaps the best way to understand The Rapture is to stop worrying about genres and labels and simply get into the music. The first new single from Pieces of the People We Love, “Get Myself Into It” is a sweltery dance floor cut fueled by a bobbing bassline and jagged guitar bursts, and embellished with sultry saxophone and echoey percussion that show The Rapture circa 2006 bringing the party forward and pushin’ the positive. “It reminds me of being at a big beach party on the Islands somewhere,” Jenner says. “I used to have this idea that vocals were somehow valid if they sounded painful. But this time, I decided that I don’t need to hide behind that and that it’s okay to make something sound happy.”
Opening DJ set from DJ Omar of popscene
The Rapture DJs at MIGHTY
Friday, June 12th | 10pm-4am