Transmissions with King Britt

Transmission #27: Universal Language, Part 1

60 minsFirst aired 24 Jul 2018This episode is unavailable. Why?

King Britt’s latest dispatch finds indigenous sounds from around the world with a common thread, proving rhythm is a universal language.

Globetrotting DJs and musicians are in-the-field musicologists, bringing together sonic cultures from various contexts. With his show Transmissions, King Britt reaches out into the ether, curating a mix of field recordings and obscure releases from labels such as FolkWays, RecRec, and Blackest Forest Ever from deep in his archives. This month’s show takes us on a beautiful sonic journey: Channel the spirits of the Yoruba in Nigeria, break out the hammer with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, sing along with a Pakistani Oushtu love song, and rock with King Britt’s remix of Tony Scott’s Hare Krishna. It’s an earful of field recordings and remixes for your soul.


Produced by King Britt and Matthew Ismael Ruiz
Engineered by Joe Hazan

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