King Britt presents
Special dj / live sci-fi set
Album release party!
July 7 marks the much anticipated release of Fhloston Paradigm on Hyperdub!
Celebrating the release is long-time Deep Space visionary, producer, composer and dj, King Britt, presenting a special dj/ live sci-fi set all night.
As a performer, King is best known as one of the top globetrotting dj’s in the world. From cutting his craft as the wax poetic for the Grammy Award winning Digable Planets to gracing the stages of major festival worldwide as a solo dj, King Britt brings cultures together through his eclectic taste and live improvised dance/experimental sets.
In addition to the dj sets, he brings many projects from studio to the stage environment. including, Sylk130 Collective, Saturn Never Sleeps and The Sister Gertrude Experience. King has graced the stage at festivals such as Kernel Festival (Italy), Moogfest (Asheville) , Glastonbury (UK), River to River (NYC), Camp Bisco (upstate NYC) and Voodoo Fest (New Orleans).
He has remixed and produced many diverse artists including Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Radiohead, Alison Moyet, Everything But the Girl and Chic. Recently remixing Merideth Monk, Saul Williams and King Sunny Ade, King continues to be an important force in the shaping of contemporary music.
As a curator, he has done events for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Knitting Factory NYC, The Getty Museum and a residency at The Painted Bride Arts Center, bringing electronic music artists into special projects and settings.
He is currently working on Dumi Songs with Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, that take the historic Zimbabwe recordings of Tendai’s father Dumi Maraire, the master of the Mbira, and combines them with contemporary composition and arrangements. Set to be released in 2013 with a live multimedia experience to accompany it.
As a producer/composer, he fuses his knowledge of music history from many cultures and genres with electronic compositions, which redefine and re-contextualizes the past into the present. This is best shown in his work for Preservation Hall’s release King Britt presents Sister Gertrude Morgan, which combined, the gospel evangelist’s vocal recordings from 1970 with contemporary composition. This recording went on to penetrate the pop culture divide, by appearing in Michael Mann’s Miami Vice and HBO’s True Blood tv show, who’s soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy. It was this and many other projects from his vast catalog that helped him receive the Pew Fellowship for Composition in 2007.
Deep Space is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes,
and abstract grooves featuring resident dj François K.
live on the mixingboard every Monday at Cielo.
No dress code - just an open mind.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
subway: A, C, E, 1, 9, 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID
Dub-inspired music from Deep Space Media: