After putting together a 20th year reunion show at The TLA earlier this month, King Britt has announced the release of a Sylk 130 greatest hits album called What Happened Was…. The LP is a collection of unreleased recordings of songs from the Sylk 130 catalog, featuring the legendary Philadelphia musician / DJ / producer’s many collaborators like Ursula Rucker and the late Grover Washington Jr.
Here’s some big news about a big reunion that we’re totally stoked about! Philly musician, DJ, and producer King Britt is getting his ground breaking Sylk 130 together for a 20 year reunion at the TLA on September 4th. Continue reading →
Philly DJ, producer, and musician King Britt released a new song, written for the Roland AIRA synthesizers and rhythm machine company. “The Transition of Ann G,” writes Britt on his Facebook page, “is dedicated to my aunt, who passed a few days ago.” Continue reading →
Fringe Arts has announced an outstanding new music series in September called Late Night. Curated by King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace, the series is part of the 2015 Fringe Festival that runs from September 3rd to the 19th. Continue reading →
Last month’s Double Decker Music Series video showcased the performances of electronic composer King Britt and multi-instrumentalist/poet Keir Neuringer.
Double-decker buses normally zip around Philly every day, showing off the city’s rich history to tourists. Series founder Sebastian Petsu thought that since Philadelphia has such an extensive music scene as well, why not combine the two in a one-of-a-kind tour experience? Thus, the Double Decker Music series was born. It’s an intimate mobile concert and a guided tour on an open-top bus. Continue reading →
Every year, the Roots Picnic inches closer to Philly musical utopia. The pre-summer day fest is curated by local hip-hop heroes The Roots, the self-proclaimed hardest working band in America. True to their own innovative and barrier-breaking approach, the lineup is always a unique, eclectic and interesting trip. The setting and its vibe has historically been a bit rockier, beset by exponentially swelling crowds and typically sweltering heat beating down on the minimally shaded asphalt of Festival Pier.
But the eighth annual installment of the Picnic yesterday, while not perfect, was a tremendously positive event, with major improvements in the layout and organization of the festival and a trimming of the musical fat (for the most part). Continue reading →
The 8th annual Roots Picnic is headed to Festival Pier this Saturday, May 30. Major names are set to perform at the all-day festival (The Weeknd and Phantogram, anyone?), but the lesser known artists will undeniably rock Penn’s Landing just as hard. The Questlove-curated lineup includes longtime Philly favorites and emerging young artists. Here are five not to miss. Continue reading →
You may have your favorite live-music venue in the city, but there’s debatably nothing like watching multitalented Philly musicians perform while basking in the changing scenery and afterglow of Philly. Continue reading →
Pacific Northwestern EDM favorite Robert DeLong makes a return to Philly tonight at Boot and Saddle. Crafting a variety of alluring beats and textures, DeLong also makes an engaging frontman. He’s not the sort of DJ to holler at you between bass drops from behind an LED wall, he steps to the front of the stage, works the crowd with a quirky, Spike Jonze-ish persona, and pulls a few unique tricks from up his sleeve – like using old video game controllers to modify and modulate his songs. Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →