Tuesday, January 19, 2016
King Britt | Against The Clock #FACTmagazine
Against the Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here. Philadelphia’s King Britt has released countless records in his 20+ year career. He cut his teeth as the DJ for hip-hop heroes Digable Planets, and started releasing solo records in the late 1990s, both under the King Britt name and various other aliases. In recent years he’s focused on his house-influenced Fhloston Paradigm alias, with a new EP due on Hyperdub – and it’s in Fhloston mode that he goes Against the Clock (though let’s face it, this is about 20 alias’s worth of gear on show.) Check out our full video catalog: http://www.factmag.com/tv/ Subscribe to FACT TV on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/Factmagazine Videos, daily editorial and more: http://www.factmag.com Facebook: http://fb.com/FACTmagazine Twitter: https://twitter.com/FACTmag Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/factmag Instagram: http://instagram.com/factofficial
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.