Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Now feat Astrid Suryanto (free download)

KING BRITT's new release 'Intricate Beauty' is apparently the last of its kind as he is finding new directions in more experimental soundscapes. King is one of the most multifaceted producers out there who has been responsible for equally brilliant hip-hop, deep house, electro, or more abstract electronic projects, so I'm excited to see where this new move takes him...to find out more visit SATURN NEVER SLEEPS, a new movement he had started with his muse and fellow sound guru, RUCYL. 'Now' is a classic representing King at his best as a dance music producer.

From the press release: We’ll cut to the chase. Intricate Beauty is the final “conventional” dance album King Britt will ever make. And how fitting this final chapter also marks King’s first ever release on seminal house music label Nervous Records (in partnership with FiveSixMedia). This is the seal of quality. Don’t worry, though, King Britt’s not going anywhere as an artist. He’ll be concentrating on more experimental based music and searching for new avenues to help push the live electronic improvisational end of performance. But for now, you have a real treat to behold with the Intricate Beauty. Eleven tracks of soulful rhythms constructed and mixed together like a grand jigsaw puzzle. Quintessential King.

Intricate Beauty pulls together the different sounds that have helped shape King’s dance DJ mind over the years. This is the story of what he loves to spin and how it all relates. In a sense, this is all the greatness of King Britt wrapped up under one disc. Like a physical incarnation of the intricate mind, the process of how this album was constructed is quite advanced. King based the album on tiny microsounds he procured from various random recordings and CDs. He then took all these tiny pieces and dumped them into Ableton Live where he sewed the puzzle pieces together. Once there were approximately 50 workable combinations of tracks he then constructed the songs musically. “In a few months I intend to release all the bits and pieces from Intricate Beauty as a “Live Pack.” These will be sounds that people can use for inspiration and production,” King says.

Beyond the album, this is a period of great change for King Britt. Not only is he working in a new studio but he’s also cleansed spiritually; something that has also enabled him to enter into a new creative space with his newest venture Saturn Never Sleeps with multimedia artist Rucyl (www.saturnneversleeps.com/about)

“When you find your path and stick with it, you’re bound to hit a pentacle period of productivity. I feel that in the next three years you’ll really see and hear many sides of me musically. Mentally, physically and spiritually I have grown multitudes and have a very clear understanding of who I am and what I’m here for. Many of the lyrics on the album express some of these ideas.”

It’s been 20 years on the music scene for King Britt and his projects, collaborations and affiliations are always truly mind-blowing. From his time as Silkworm in the groundbreaking, Grammy winning Digable Planets, to starting Ovum Recordings with Josh Wink, producing platinum remixes for Macy Gray, Solange, Donna Lewis and hundreds of others, winning the highest grant in the country as the first dj/producer, The Pew Fellowship or starting his empire, FiveSixMedia, King Britt still tries to live in the NOW and not the then.

“We have to
surrender to uncertainty, while appreciating its intricate beauty" - Deepak Chopra

CHECK out KING BRITT & RUCYL playing a live set that represents their new direction as they join the MAGICAL PROPERTIES TOUR in Philly on February 22nd

Saturn Never Sleeps makes an appearance at the Philadelphia edition of the Magical Properties Tour. King and Rucyl will be testing out some new tracks from their upcoming Saturn Never Sleeps album, soundsystem style.

R5 Productions and WPRB 103.3 Presents:
Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger, Saturn Never Sleeps (King Britt & Rucyl)
Kungfu Necktie
8:00 pm Mon, February 22, 2010
$10.00 tickets

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