WobWob! presents: Ripley.
Surya Dub / San Francisco
WobWob! presents: RIPLEY.Surya Dub, San Francisco
Ripley's wreckstep raggaphonics slice through dubstep, street bass, juke, UK garage, hiphop, jungle, dancehall, breakcore, d'n'b, glitched-out breaks, kuduru, baile funk, bhangra and dub, sprouting new life on the dancefloor. On sunny afternoons, Ripley spins rocksteady.
Ripley has caused total dance mayhem in 15 countries so far: in spaces like a re-purposed public lavatory underground in East London, a former commercial fishing ship off the cost of Rostock, an (initially) laid-back lounge in Oakland California, the Electrofringe music festival in Newcastle Australia, a half-squatted office space in downtown Riga, the basement of an Indian restaurant in Bristol, the Boston Children's Museum, alongside a riverbed in Mexico, and a medieval sailor's quarantine in Dubrovnik, as well as warehouses and clubs across America and Europe, in most places you'd think and some you wouldn't. Ripley's used her dj skills to support the Revolutionary Afghan Women's Association, Street/Action Medics of New York, Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ripley was nominated for a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Contemporary Art Award in 2010, been voted "Best Dance DJ 2008" by the Sf Bay Guardian Readers' poll, and her monthly Surya Dub won "Best Club Night 2007" in the same poll, and one year later the Guardian named Surya Dub "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass." She's played alongside art-music luminaries like Kaffe Matthews, noted thereminist Pamelia Kurstin, as well as beat maniacs like Asian DubFoundation, The Bug, Drop The Lime, Vex'd, Dub Gabriel, Dizzee Rascal, Plastician, Dr. Israel, Flying Lotus, Toecutter, Mike Slott and many more.
In the world of letters, Ripley examines global and subcultural property systems through the lens of law, especially investigating how people come to think they can own music as if it was a thing and not a practice. She was a columnist on technology & rights issues for Wiretap online youth magazine. But really, Ripley wants everyone to dance.
Fr, 13.08.2010, Hafenklang
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