Line-up /King Britt (FIVE SIX MEDIA - PHILLY)
SCOTT K (NITTY GRITTY / BOX MUSIC - LA)
Jeremy Sole (KCRW / AFRO FUNKE - LA)
WISEACRE (LOUIE&CHAN - NYC / SUNDAZE-LA)
on the drum
AMON (AFROKINETIC / TURNTABLES ON THE HUDSON / RAW FUSION - NYC / MIA)
visuals by ACID WASH
(((TURBO-SOUND))) by VICTOR
wiseacre, jeremy sole
as JEREMY and i continue in our monthly series of coming together with you all, we are again so eager for the next month to unfold and define itself, while we happily reflect on where we have been. again... so many thanks to each of you for supporting with open minds this THING we love to share.... this music, this dance... theLIFT. this month we are truly honored to host yet another legend of fine music for over two decades! yes indeed... an evening with KING BRITT knows no limits. so prepare yourself... there certainly is a message here in the name "KING!" and... adding a bit of local flava to the night... MISTER SCOTT K will be handlin' the honor of pushing it just a bit farther along into the morning... on the late late tip. if ya haven't been to NITTY GRITTY yet, you might just get a taste of it with us in the wee hours. please do join us... we look forward to seeing ya'll for this fine one!
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about KING BRITT:
KING BRITT is a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative. this philadelphia native has found a way to escape the strictures of a single category of music by expressing his creations through deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. whether it’s film scoring for hollywood, rocking a dancefloor in tokyo or consulting for the leading urban lifestyle brands, there are no limits to what KING BRITT will do next.
KING began his career in music as E-CULTURE, producing the underground hit 12-inch, “TRIBAL CONFUSION (STRICTLY RHYTHM, 1990)”. after touring europe’s dance clubs, KING became dj for the grammy award winning DIGABLE PLANETS in 1992. as the wax poet for ISHMAEL “BUTTERFLY” BUTLER, DOODLEBUG and LADYBUG, the band changed the face of modern hip-hop by fusing skat-style jazz with lyrical, deep and soulful vocal flow. while touring the globe with DIGABLE, KING continued to develop his love of the dance music culture and made numerous appearances in house music clubs all over the world, setting the stage for his planetary dj career. he continues to deliver performances as a house, hip-hop, funk and even 80’s dj, to adoring fans the world over.
as a band leader and music director, KING BRITT heads up the SYLK130 collective. this ensemble, formed in 1994, weighs in with over a dozen top notch philadelphia musicians and performers, including URSULA RUCKER, ALMA HORTON, DOC GIBBS, CHUCK TREECE, and ALISON CROCKETTE. the group has released two full length LPs, “WHEN THE FUNK HITS THE FAN" (OVUM/SONY, 1998)” and “RE-MEMBERS ONLY (SIX DEGREES, 2001).” the band crafts an eclectic soul-ridden sound “that flows like a dope mix tape from a bygone era of BRITT'S own imagination," according to GEAR MAGAZINE.
as a remix producer, KING has flipped and funked everyone from MACY GRAY and TORI AMOS to YOKO ONO and FEMI KUTI. within the last year he has completed remixes for the likes of CURTIS MAYFIELD, THE OJAYS, GAMBLE & HUFF, BEN WATT, DIZZIE GILESPIE, EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL and DIGABLE PLANETS. KING is also CEO of FIVE SIX MEDIA, the music label and multimedia production house.