After a year of throwing rad parties that cater for real lovers of the more funked out side of electronic music in Jozi, Kid Fonque ends off on a high note by announcing a very special guest for 2012’s final #2sidesofthebeat event. On Saturday, 8th December, King Britt will be gracing the decks in Johannesburg for his first ever gig in South Africa.
With twenty years of mileage under his belt as a versatile producer, master of rare remixes, globe-trotting DJ, performer and curator, King Britt is one of the most prolific artists in electronic music. He started off as Strictly Rhythm-signed E-Culture and DJ for the Grammy Award- winning Digable Planets and has since gone from hip-hop deck-master to a prolific international producer – responsible for tracks and remixes for a long list of diverse artists including Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Radiohead, Alison Moyet, Everything But the Girl, Chic, Macy Gray and Roy Ayers. Recently remixing Merideth Monk, Saul Williams and King Sunny Ade.
King Britt’s extensive DJ sets – showcasing every beat from deep house to nu-jazz and funk, have seen him gain international industry acclaim. In addition to the DJ sets, he brings many projects from studio to the stage environment. These include, Sylk130 Collective (which sold over 500,000 copies) and The Sister Gertrude Experience, performing in spaces as diverse as The Whitney Museum, The Corcoran Gallery and Winter Garden in the NYC Financial Centre. As a curator, he has done events for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Knitting Factory NYC, The Getty Museum and a residency at The Painted Bride Arts Centre, bringing electronic music artists into special projects and settings that they normally are unaccustomed and creating new work.
King Britt will perform a five hour set alongside multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire supported by Kid Fonque. The Red Bull Sound System will enhance to what looks to be a
phenomenal finale to this year’s #2sidesofthebeat event series.
Kid Fonque presents #2sidesofthebeat featuring King Britt and Baba Maraire. Doors open 9pm. Tickets will cost you R100. Capital Music Cafe (lower section), corner Keyes Ave and
Tyrwhitt Ave, Rosebank.