Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in New York, also known for his work as DJ /rupture.


His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. You can purchase physical or e-book copies from Bookshop, the publisher, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

His most recent writing is a tribute to Jamaican musician Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, published in Pitchfork. This fall Clayton is co-teaching the Graduate Critical Practice Seminar at the Yale School of Art.

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This recent PBS Newshour segment is a good introduction to Clayton’s work: