Even if you don’t think you know the music of legendary Philly producer , label boss and DJ King Britt, chances are you do such is the breadth and quality of output in over 20 years of music making. He is King by name and King by nature, a musical force of nature whose work is so diverse, well-regarded, and of such high quality that he is truly a member of dance music royalty.
Bringing his love of jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul, house music, afro-tech, and various other genres to bear on his musical approach, his is a style that is as pioneering and powerful as it is brilliant to behold. Whether scoring imaginary or very real movies with his cinematic musical vision, remixing anyone from Miles Davis through to Everything But The Girl and lots in between, or simply destroying dance floors with his DJ sets, Britt is a musical visionary set on forging creativity and innovation with musical magic in everything he does. We love his work ever since he burst to our attention in 1991 with the unforgettably incredible ‘Tribal Confusion’ cut on Strictly Rhythm alongside Josh Wink. The quality has never dropped since. So we humbly requested an audience with the King, and begged his pardon for bringing The Twelve to his throne room.
King Britt Q&A responses:
1. Who's in the house?
Me, Rucyl, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer, Laurie Anderson and Ricardo Villalobos.
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
It can be if you want it to be.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
Where ya at (i know lame answer...).
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
We are fortunate to do what we do, create and channel the divine power. Nothing else matters.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Reality that the after party was such a waste of valuable time....
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
That’s what makes him gangster...Hahha.
7. If I ruled the world?
I would somehow deprogram everyone's idea of money as the end all be all goal in life.
8. Do you want more?
I think we all want more in some way or another. If we didn't then we would be bored...
9. How does it feel?
It feels like the end of the 3rd dimension...4th is upon us... Are you ready?
10. What's next on the menu?
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Either you do or you don't...you know all the reasons.
12. Tell us why it's all love...
Because love is the ultimate goal and source...Not money...