Published Sep 22, 2009New York-based cumbia genius DJ /rupture has announced plans for a pretty ambitious album from his Barcelona-based four-piece Nettle. Apparently, the record will explore a "Moroccan bass sound" while focusing on a concept that imagines if The Shining was set in Dubai.
According to an interview with The A.V. Club [via FACT], this is no joke the idea. "The concept is, you know The Shining, the Stanley Kubrick movie or Stephen King book? So imagine a remake of The Shining, but instead of being set in Colorado, it's set in Dubai, in an abandoned luxury hotel there," Rupture said. "The idea is that we're making a soundtrack for this remake that doesn't exist yet. I'm referencing the movie, of course, but I've been going back and reading the book, and there's this whole audio world suggested by the book that I'm interested in playing with."
DJ /rupture goes on to explain that the album was inspired by his real life experiences in Dubai. "It's really hot, they've gone through this property recession so there's a lot of abandoned, falling-apart halfway-done, high-end luxury places. And I've played there a lot of times. In Dubai, the only club nights happen in hotels, because the only places that are allowed to serve liquor are hotels, and bars or clubs right next to and owned by hotels for foreign travelers and all this. My first time there, I played on the roof deck of the Dubai Hilton, which was bizarre."
The ifs and whens of the album are still up in the air, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye out, as it's an idea so crazy it just might work.