When you think of Philadelphia
and it's music pioneers you can almost always find this man listed
as one of it's 'favourite sons'. The artists to come from there
are numerous and legendary from The Chi-Lites
to Curtis Mayfield and of
course more recently The Roots,
Jill Scott and Musiq.
Who am I referring to why it's King Britt
I've always been a fan of
King Britt ever since discoving
his music as part of the Digable Planets
(he was their DJ) and later with Sylk
130 and his alter ego Scuba.
This one man arsenal of beats, rhythm and sound has been putting
together some of Philly's best house and dance grooves for the
better part of the last decade and has no intention of slowing
down with this latest release.
The 'brotherly love' native
has turned his attention on the break beat phenomenon to churn
out another quality track in 'Angel'.
Enlisting the services of singer Michelle
Shaprow on vocals as well as his alter ego Scuba,
Angel is a mid tempo soul
groove of the highest standard. Rich in harmonization and instrumentation
King paces the song with a soft 'open seseme' of sstrings and
blow horns then enters Michelle's sexy smooth voice and soon to
follow is a head bopping break beat baseline.
All and all the overall effort
is of top class material, equal in both statue and production.
King has garnered another excellent track to lay upon us and is
definitety one to add to his already impressive resume of grooves.
You can find this track and
a host of other collaborators on the album This
is what radio should sound like which is available
now at a record shop near you. If you like good music then you'll
like this set, be sure to check it out. - A TYD
Listen to King
Britt ft Scuba N Michelle Shaprow