Patch Notes: King Britt

The veteran producer and teachin professor records a set from his California sound laboratory.

King Britt started his career as a resident DJ at Philadelphia’s Silk City in the early ’90s, and started releasing solo records a few years later, both under the King Britt name and other aliases, such as his sci-fi pseudonym, Fhloston Paradigm.

More recently, he’s taken up a position as Assistant Teaching Professor at UCSD in the Computer Music Department, focusing on production and recording research.┬áIt’s from his sound laboratory in California that Britt filmed this episode of Patch Notes, that makes use of classic and contemporary hardware like the Roland SH-101 and Moog Mother-32.

“This video was a bit of a fun look into my process of creating my radio Transmissions radio show on NTS,” Britt says. “Each show is usually a live hour jam with no overdubs. I was playing around with a new studio configuration (which changes every few months).”

“My live jams are always sound responses to things happening either close in my life or to humanity as a whole,” he continues. “With this I was feeling hopeful for humanity, a feeling that may help those who listen closely. The chords are the light.”

Find King Britt’s music at Bandcamp.

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