Tuesday, December 13th 9pm till 2am 21+ w/ID $8.00
King Britt (Planet E/Hyperdub/SNS) – DJ/electronics
Baba Tendai Maraire (Shabazz Palaces) – Percussion
Playing an ‘eclectronica’ set touching everything from beats to boogie to house … Opening til Closing King and Tendai will be playing so get there early for guaranteed admission!
Hosted by Everything Electric (@ETG_SEATTLE)21+ with ID $8.00 at door
King by name, King by nature; King Britt is a truly pioneering musician who iswidely recognized a member of the royal elite of the Dance Music world. Based in Philadelphia, King Britt has been breaking the traditional boundaries and forging a unique path as a producer, musician, DJ, label boss and mediarevolutionary for over 20 years.
A world renowned producer and remixer, King has always found a way to escape the strictures of any single category of music by working across genres such deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. Releasing his first record (E-Culture – ʻTribal Confusionʼ) through Strictly Rhythm in 1990, King went onto tour worldwide with Digable Planets – the Grammy award winning hip-hop fusion band – whilst continuing to develop his love of Dance Music culture and laying the foundations for his prodigal solo career.
As a DJ, King Britt is hugely versatile – a chameleon behind the decks. Takinginspirations from the likes of David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, David Moralesand Francois K, King plays right across a broad range of genres, using hisexperience and creativity to fit the demands of any dance floor. He has toured extensively across and throughout Europe, the U.S. and the Far East as well as rocking premier night spots throughout the world.
Baba Maraire (Tendai of Shabazz Palaces)
Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire of avant-garde hip-hop supergroup Shabazz Palaces returns to his family roots with the release of “Wona Baba Maraire” (20011), an album of Zimbabwean Shona music as seen through the eyes of a young African man growing up in America.
Tendai jumped into the international spotlight as one-half of the critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces. His musical partner, Ishmael ‘Butterfly’ Butler, is widely known for his Grammy-award winning work with Digable Planets.
Shabazz is a collaboration between both artists, with Tendai bringing his music and perspective as an African and American musician to Butler’s world-weary, cryptic hip-hop rhymes. Shabazz signed to Sub Pop Records and have been touring America, Europe and the World, gathering rave reviews everywhere they go. Their brand of hip-hop is deeply avant-garde, and they ride at the head of the pack of today’s new-wave hip-hop artists. With crashing beats, eclectic samples, African mbira, and Butler’s intense raps, Shabazz Palaces is the start of a new movement.
Wona Baba Maraire, is a full-circle look at his upbringing growing up African in America, and his moment to take the reins of his family’s heritage. Born to Zimbabwean parents and heir to an incredibly influential legacy of family music, he’s at once a child of Africa and a native son of the United States. And at the same time that Shabazz is burning up the national airwaves, he’s dropped an album of Zimbabwean music that should flip the world music industry on its ear.
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