Kindred "Rhythm Of Life" (King Britt Philly Remix)
In celebration of the ten year anniversary of Kindred‘s 2003 release Surrender To Love, legendary DJ King Britt has decided to drop a gem with the full unedited version of “Rhythm of Life” – an anthem of the couple’s live shows that was popularized early in their rise to soul prominence as one pillar of the musical institution that would take the baton from the old guard as the youthful stewards of a reignited Philadelphia sound. The remix produced by King Britt features Chuck Treece on bass with Tye Tribbett & Greater Anointing rounding out the performance. The track was never available for download until now. King Britt breaks down the backstory:
To mark the 10th Anniversary of Kindred’s first album release, I would like to share with you the full unedited version of Rhythm of Life.
I remember they performed at Transit for an event and I heard the live version of the original. When they asked me to remix it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, capture the essence of the live version, where they double timed the original slow version.
I then brought in Chuck Treece on bass, I programmed and arranged electronics and then got Ty Tribbet and GA to bring a choir in and arrange. I love budgets. Then Kindred came in to re sing and the rest is history!!!!!
A true Sound of Philadelphia fairytale. I thank you for the opportunity.
Its on Blue Vinyl if you find the full 12″ version, which was edited for the album.
Anyone who has ever been to a Kindred Show, especially in Philly, knows that every performance is first and foremost a party. With this track King Britt captures the spirit of the Black Lily vets at their best and fashions it into one big pulsating ball of soul clap that clocks in just above eight minutes. Any DJ in Philly can tell you how crazy it gets when this joint drops. People talk a lot about putting on for their city. This is how you do it. “Rhythm of Life” remains an essential track a decade later. Having King Britt do the remix honors for the West Philly legends makes it that much better. Check the track below and download a piece of Philadelphia gold.