Podcast 188: Kingdom
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
- Photo: Oliver Correa
Even in the increasingly crowded world of bass music, Kingdom is an artist without many real peers. Sure, he's one of the leading members of the London-based Night Slugs cadre, but this American DJ and producer—who has also released music on the Fool's Gold imprint—sports a diverse sound arsenal that relies heavily on three things: unusual bass permutations, inventive drum patterns, and, perhaps most importantly, an unabashed love of hip-hop and R&B. All of those elements play major roles in this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, a DJ session that happens to include a whole lot of unreleased Kingdom material. It all comes as the one-time Brooklyn artist—who now splits time between New York and Los Angeles—prepares to head out on a sizable North American tour, a trek that includes multiple gigs at SXSW, stops on both coasts, and some Canadian dates with Night Slugs bretheren Bok Bok and Girl Unit. If his DJ sets on the road resemble this podcast in the least, Kingdom is going to leave a lot of happy dancefloor revelers in his wake.
01 Jacques Greene "Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)" (LuckyMe)
02 Kingdom "SFX"
03 Kingdom "Los Poderes (Edit ft. Floetry)" (Dutty Artz)
04 Kingdom "Stalker Ha" (Night Slugs)
05 Kingdom "Uptown Buck" (Scion/Trouble&Bass)
06 Jam City "Aqua Box" (Night Slugs)
07 Katy B "Lights On (Girl Unit Remix)" (Rinse)
08 Kingdom "Okay To Dance" (Fool's Gold)
09 MikeQ & Angel X "Let It All Out 2011" (Qween Beat)
10 Nguzunguzu "Timesup" (Fade to Mind)
11 Kingdom "Stadium Pass" (Enchufada)
12 Bok Bok "Silo Pass" (Night Slugs)
13 DJ Cabos x Kingdom "Snapduro + Appetite Edit"
14 Kid Ink "Keep It Rollin"
15 Kingdom "If You Buck"
16 Win Win "Interleave (Kingdom Remix)" (Vice)
17 Total Freedom "YB Voice Song"
18 DJ Exota Vs. DJ Vali "Pu**yf**ker (Kingdom Edit)" (Unreleased)
19 Jim Jones / Automatik "Go Cinderella (Kingdom Edit)" (Diplomats)
20 Ciara x Girl Unit "Ride + Every Time (Kingdom Blend)" (Night Slugs)
North American Tour Dates
3.10 Beauty Bar (Chicago, IL)
3.11 Wrongbar w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Toronto, Canada)
3.12 Club Infinity @ Drom (New York, NY)
3.13 Fortune Sound Club w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Vancouver, Canada)
3.16 SXSW @ Icee Hot vs. TURRBOTAX® @ Frank w/ Rem Koolhaus, Egyptrixx, Brenmar, Ghosts on Tape, Redinho, Deadboy, Jackmaster (Austin, TX)
3.17 SXSW @ Big Freedia Party @ Loft 718 w/ Dream Boat Crusaderz, Disco Tits, Traffique, Mos Jeff, ELVIS, Stanley Roy (Fantasy), No Mas Bodas, Lady Business, Zuzuka, Shyvonne, Fndonmntl, Hunx and His Punx + DJ Dirty Fingers (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fader Fort w/ Brenmar (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Beauty Bar w/ Donnis, Party Supplies, A-Trak, Suzan, Telephoned, Nick Catchdubs + Cubic Zirconia (Austin, TX)
3.19 The Public Works w/ Falty DL (San Francisco, CA)
3.26 Ultra Music Festival @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Grand Central (Miami, FL)
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