Rupture’s continued growth and success, built with her partner Double O, are a testament to Mantra’s dedication to the junglist movement. Born from a desire to take club nights back to basics, Rupture has grown for over a decade to form what is now recognized as London’s best underground D&B night. With original line-ups that combine forward-thinking up-and-comers with jungle legends, Mantra and Double O’s hard work and regular appearances on Rinse FM have seen Rupture move from a party into a seminal label, supported by the likes of Om Unit, Doc Scott, Special Request, Digital, and Spirit.
Q. What tunes are you listening to at the moment and why?
A. Dnb wise there’s some amazing music from Quartz, Double O, Eusebeia, Western Lore, Decibella, L Major, Mani Festo, Coco Bryce…
Non dnb it tends to be quite a lot of older stuff, I love The Fall, The Stranglers, Burning Spear, The Slits, The Congos, Horace Andy…
Q. From your perspective, how have things changed for womxn in the drumandbass community in recent years? What would be your hopes going forward?
A.Inclusion of womxn has been on the table for a little while now but there’s still a long way to go. Diversity isn’t one dimensional and the global Black Lives Matter movement this year has made our industry recognise that we need to do much better. We must not take our foot off the pedal – it’s time to open the motherf#$king flood gates…!!!
Q. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of us, has it affected your creative output in any way? Is there something that you learned or rediscovered about yourself during this time?
A. I’ve hardly spent anytime in the studio making music but have carried on recording and producing our Rupture Rinse FM shows. I also had my third little boy in July so I’ve been in an upside down baby haze since then!
We’ve been cooped up as a family and have survived! Family is everything and this pandemic has reinforced that