Saturn Never Sleeps is the latest project of legendary Philly DJ and producer King Britt, in collaboration with singer Rucyl. Saturn Never Sleep’s debut full-length Yesterday’s Machine has been available as a digital download from the duo’s website since earlier this summer. It’s a suave blend of downtempo beats, electronic atmospheres, and sanguine vocals—the kind of thing folks in the ’90s might have classified under the trip-hop umbrella. Today’s Philly Local Phile focuses on the first single, “Tory”; grab a download below, and make plans to check out the record-release party tomorrow at Silk City.
One of Philly’s finest King Britt has teamed with singer/artist Rucyl for a new album, released today, called Yesterday’s Machine. Working as Saturn Never Sleeps, Britt and Rucyl have been collaborating for the last couple years beginning with an improvisational performance dedicated to the music of Sun Ra. They’ve continued to record and tour together and the fruits of their musical labor is a wonderful new collection of songs that blends ambient, electronica grooves and ethereal jams that brings to mind the sounds of Sade and Massive Attack. Listen to the album below and check out the video for the song “Grace.” You can download the album for free in exchange for your e-mail address or support the music and purchase it here. And mark your calendars: Saturn Never Sleeps perform on Tuesday, August 30th at Silk City.