King James Britt (his real name) is a Philadelphia born, Pew Fellowship recipient, composer and dj. Traveling globally, he carries the history of his musical legacy into the future.
Honing his skills as the ﬁrst resident (’90) DJ at the legendary, Silk City (Philadelphia), King established Back2Basics; a new and innovative music collaboration which merged a live band with a DJ performance. This format serendipitously proved a perfect ﬁt for King to become the original DJ of the Grammy Award winning Digable Planets. After a world-wide tour, King decided to leave Digable at the height of their success to focus on his DJing (house, techno, hiphop, soul), and production aspirations. Since then, King has continued to DJ globally, spinning in every continent except Antartica. Over the decades, King has played at thousands of clubsand festivals including AfroPunk (NYC), Berghain (Berlin), Liquid (Tokyo), Capital (Johannesburg), Rex (Paris), MoogFest (Durham) and Output (Brklyn).
King has performed his live work as himself and his sci fi pseudonym, Fhloston Paradigm, in a number of forward thinking performance contexts and spaces, including National Sawdust (Brooklyn), CTM Festival (Berlin) and Le Guess Who? (Utrecht).
As a composer, he has collaborated with the likes of De La Soul, Madlib, Alarm Will Sound Orchestra, Saul Williams and many others, being called for remixes from an eclectic list of giants, including, Meredith Monk , Solange to Calvin Harris, and composing for films like Miami Vice. His biggest productions for Josh One, Ursula Rucker and H Foundation, are now Ibiza staples.
The role of music event curator is a natural one for King. Given his respect for creative endeavors, his comprehensive experience, his global connections, and determination, King is a perfect conduit to combine music, culture, and performing arts, curating collaborations for MoMA PS1 (Queens), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia) and Cleveland Museum of Art (Clevland).
He also co-founded Ovum Recordings with Josh Wink, produced for Hyperdub, Nervous, Rope A Dope, then later went on to establish the experimental collaborative label, The Buddy System. Most recently, he is producing 3 EPs for RadioSlave’s new label Stranger In The Night.
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