the Rapture (DJ set) featuring Vito Roccoforte, Jordan Z | Beauty Bar | Dance | Chicago Reader
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the Rapture (DJ set) featuring Vito Roccoforte, Jordan Z 

When: Fri., Jan. 9, 9 p.m. 2009
Price: $10 or free with RSVP to rsvp@emptybottle.com
THE RAPTURE'S early-aughts transformation from art-damaged screamy hardcore band in the San Diego mold to slick NYC dance-punk outfit was fairly quick and had a lot to do with their apprenticeship under production gurus DFA, but their devotion to ass-shaking music isn’t something they had to be taught—and tonight’s DJ set by drummer Vito Roccoforte ought to prove it. Last year’s Tapes, the Rapture’s contribution to the !K7 DJ mix series, is a crazy quilt of tracks ranging from a Bar-Kays dusty to cutting-edge bangers from DJ Mujava and Dances With White Girls to maybe the only appearance Richie Havens has ever made in a series like this. Roccoforte and his bandmates clearly love old-school Chicago house too—there are selections from Cajmere and Paul Johnson—and this gig is a good excuse to pack some sets with the stuff. -Miles Raymer

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