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Philadelphia, United States

King Britt is a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative. This Philadelphia native has found a way to escape the strictures of a single category of music by expressing his creations through , , broken beat, , and afro-tech. Whether it’s film scoring for Hollywood, rocking the playa at Burning Man or consulting for the leading urban lifestyle brands, there are no limits to what King Britt will do next.

King began his career in music as E-Culture, producing the underground hit 12-inch, “Tribal Confusion (Strictly Rhythm, 1990)”. After touring Europe’s dance clubs, King became DJ for the Grammy award winning Digable Planets in 1992. As the wax poet for Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Doodlebug and Ladybug, the band changed the face of modern hip-hop by fusing skat-style with lyrical, deep and soulful vocal flow. While touring the globe with Digable, King continued to develop his love of the dance music culture and made numerous appearances in house music clubs all over the world. These international escapades set the stage for his planetary DJ career. He continues to deliver performances as a , hip-hop, funk and even 80’s DJ, to adoring fans the world over.

As a band leader and music director, King Britt heads up the Sylk 130 collective.


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  • memristor


    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jc3usa

    I knew him in Philly when he worked TOWER RECORDS! No lie! He's a cool guy!

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • catagory

    Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan album Chapeau bas

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • silverlage

    Sylk 130 got me here as well as Afro Carnival Armpit Funk, where he is featured.

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • killabee_16

    NEW ALBUM OUT!!! it goes by the name ''intricate beauty''

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • maxyzech

    Thank you True Blood... Sister Gertrude Morgan is a great album. I think I actually tranced out dancing in my room to Power (voodoo version)!

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • chillhood

    New pic added. Vote !

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hayden_is_a_go

    True Blood got me on to this and Beck's 'Timebomb' two eps before it.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • BirthKid

    Same with me ... I didn't know about King Britt until I heard that song in True Blood ... it has a great southern darkness.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • scoby_2000

    haha thanks true blood! :D what a great track!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sbouy_311

    I agree Hector... Saw trueblood and now im here...

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • hector_osbert

    i feel kinda sad that a vampire show led me here, but damn that song was good.

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • phildev

    New World in My View was featured in the closing moments of the latest episode of True Blood. Fantastic song!

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • geeky38

    ..been listing to king brit for a while now. man, i like those beats

    22 Dec 2008 Reply
  • AntMunny

    i love king britt, but that beyonce single ladies remix sucks

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Polonius

    Precious Lord Lead Me On... Such a perfect song. Simply beautiful.

    18 May 2008 Reply
  • EmoBein

    ..Thus sayeth the Lord,..and I will dwell with you in the human-form.. _New World In My View_

    20 Apr 2008 Reply
  • EmoBein

    Precious Lord,..take my Hand,..lead Me on,..into the Light..

    26 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Caribou

    King's On Time Mix is quality smoking music

    25 Dec 2007 Reply
  • goldndebris

    would love to have the lyrics of planetary analysis

    10 Oct 2007 Reply
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