Tonight is the premiere of the new party I am doing with my good friend Shane King from Hacksaw Entertainment (legit sf promoters), the Ice Cream Social (3rd Fridays at 222 Hyde) I am really excited about it because it allows me to share my new-found love of cooking and all things culinary through the making of homemade Ice Cream to give out at the party. I am planning on doing a different flavor every month. For this first one I am sticking with a flavor I have made before and making Vanilla with a salted butter caramel swirl, it is delicious!
But not only do we have delicious Ice Cream but we have brought out Kingdom to play to help us kick off the first one. Kingdom is a Brooklyn-based producer and DJ whose signature sets and productions have been gathering a rabid following since he released his first mixtape in 2006. Since then, DJs from Diplo to BBC’s Annie Mac have given his tracks spins, and with his recent signing to Fools Gold Records and his debut single “Mindreader” on its way, there’s no doubt that Kingdom is the young American producer to watch. Kingdom may play everything from kuduro to juke, but R&B is his first love, and it shows in his bass-heavy remixes and original tracks, often featuring R&B vocal samples on top of his trademark production style—what some have called “a Brooklyn take on the UK garage sound.” This vanguard of tropical blends, Latin stylings and bass-heavy, dance-savvy sounds from around the world is catching the ear of more than a few tastemakers. Kingdom has received positive press and praise from magazines such as The Fader and XLR8R, to trendsetting blogs such as Discobelle and Fluokids, but his eclectic, forward-thinking style blows right past the buzz. Bok Bok of the London-based Lower End Spasm blog attested: “The genres Kingdom dips into range across the board, but his mixes create within themselves a new logic, a gutter house aesthetic that just makes sense.”
I am REALLY excited about this!
Check out this recent mix he did for discobelle.
KINGDOM – Mix for Discobelle Oct ’09