Cobbs Creek (featuring De La Soul) (Great Skate remix)
About Face feat. Mosez Gunn
Stay Free feat. Grand Agent
Depth (a Poet Named Life remix) feat Roblife
NuConcepts feat. Kai Chi
Che Sara Sara feat. Miss Saigon
Love’s Time feat. Lady Alma
A Foreigner No Longer feat Rich Medina
King began his DJ tenure in 1992 when he became the wax
poet for the Grammy award winning Digable Planets.
Together with Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Doodlebug and
Ladybug, this quartet changed the face of modern hip
hop by fusing skat style jazz with the ingenious
lyrical witticisms of Butterfly’s Kafka inspired
language. While touring the globe with Digable
Planets, King continued to develop his love of the
dance music culture by making numerous appearances in
house music clubs all over the world. With his gifted
knowledge of music past, present and future, he crafted
timeless sets that remain legendary. These
international escapades set 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.
1994 witnessed the birth of King’s Sylk130 collective.
This ensemble of top notch Philadelphia musicians and
performers, including Ursula Rucker, Alma Horton and
Alison Crockette, collaborated to create a tribute to
the funkafied Philly of the ‘70s and, in 1996, release
the full length LP “When the Funk Hits the Fan
(Ovum/Sony).” As a follow-up to this red-hot debut,
“Re-Members Only (Six Degrees)” was released in 2001 to
pay homage to the dance music of the 80’s. This time,
King consulted British chanteuse Alison Moyet of Yaz
fame, ABC’s Martin Frye and Grover Washington Jr. to
craft what Gear magazine referred to as “an album that
flows like a dope mix tape from a bygone era of Britt’s
own imagination.” A third installment of this
incomplete trilogy will be dedicated to the future, a
finishing touch that is eagerly awaited.
As a remix producer, King has flipped and funked
everyone from Macy Gray and Tori Amos to Yoko Ono and
Femi Kuti. He is included amongst Masters at Work and
Joe Claussell on Verve Records “Remixed” compilation.
His recent remix of breakthrough artist Josh One’s
“Contemplation (5.1 Entertainment)” was nominated for
the Dancestar Remix of the Year award, alongside
remixes by Danny Tenaglia and Basement Jaxx, placing
him in the ranks of the top notch, most sought after
remixers in the world.
As a curator of remixes, King, alongside a team of his
favorite producers, reinvents the original work of the
Philadelphia Experiment’s Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson,
Uri Caine and Christian McBride (Ropeadope Records.)
With his unfaltering ability to discover the latest new
talents and his appreciation for those who have paved
the way, he is also curating an LP of original material
for Japanese label Handcut Records. He has selected
choice cuts from Jody Watley, Yesterday’s New Quintet
and Ivana Santilli to appear on the forthcoming album.
As his “Scuba” moniker, King released “Hidden Treasures
(Om Records)” in July 2002. This compilation of lushly
layered underwater inspired house remixes features new
versions of songs by 4hero, Fantastic Plastic Machine
and Michelle Shaprow. A full length of original Scuba
material is slated for 2003 release, also on Om Records.
Never one to hog the spotlight, he recently
collaborated with Nigerian born producer Oba Funke to
create “Cosmo Afrique (Karma Giraffe),” an LP of
original Afro-Tech productions that features the vocal
stylings of Soul II Soul’s Wumni, Zap Mama and Diva
Blue and is an exploration of polyrhythmic beats,
chants and tribal grooves. Oba Funke celebrated a
massive premiere at the 2002 Winter Music Conference,
where Radio One’s Gilles Peterson named “Bush Workout”
as one of the hottest debut tracks at the WMC.
As a return to his love for hip hop, King will release
a full-length album of original tracks for the highly
acclaimed BBE Records Beat Generation Series in the
autumn of 2003. For this, he called in Ishmael
“Butterfly” Butler, Quasimoto and Bahamadia to drop
serious licks over space aged sonic beats.
When he’s not busy in the studio or trotting the globe,
King can be found at the office of FiveSixMedia, his
multi-media, studio and Marketing Corporation.
Together with his team of Dawn Englehart, Rob Yancey,
Dozia Blakey and Justin Paul, FiveSixMedia provides
music licensing and production, video production and
editing and market branding services.
Whether, it’s hip-hop or house, afro tech or funk,
there are no limits to what King Britt will do next.
Watch, listen and experience as he continues to craft
the sound of music and pop culture in the 22nd century.
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