Out Now: DC’s Finest Volume 3 (Free Download or Stream)

By Fort Knox Five

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The DC’s Finest trip down memory lane continues with Volume 3 of the Mix Series!!! There are some bass heavy tunes & party anthems included in this group. “Mama’s Boots” was the only track ever released, it came out as a BOMBS White Label 12-inch Vinyl back in the day! We’re giving away all this music, but please consider “Name Your Price” at checkout, and pay what you can to support Independent Music & Musicians – thanks for your support…

Intro >> Just Drop In
Mama’s Boots
Move Your Body
Cars That Go Boom
Beenie Boot
Missy House Funk
Skeewiff Signs
Disko Lick Shots
Hypnotic Friends And Lovers
Tres Bien Poets
Sometimes Interlude
Spanish Rice

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FK5’s “Attracted Remixed Chart” – Top 15 Tunes You Need!!

by Fort Knox Five
May 2020

FK5’s DJ Chart on Beatport | JunoDownload

15 funky tunes hand-picked by Steve Raskin of Fort Knox Five! Get some new music into your life with these dope tracks – there’s a few from Mustafa Akbar’s “Attracted Remixed EP”, and then a few other fresh new releases **Slight change in charts from Beatport to Juno Download based on availability.**

Attracted Remixed Chart:
Mustafa Akbar – Resist (Fort Knox Five Remix)
The Allergies – Rile Em Up (feat Andy Cooper & Marietta Smith)
Prosper Stabfinger – Lucky Six (feat. Lions Pride)
Krafty Kuts – Fearless (feat Dynamite MC – (Westwood & Friends Comp)
Father Funk – Daddy Disco
Shaka Loves You – Disco Weapon 2
Mustafa Akbar – The Likes (Qdup Dub Mix)
Funkin Basstards – Drop the Mirrorball
Duck Sauce – Captain Duck
Plump DJ’s – Invincible
Vancara – Disco Balls
Funky Destination – Come back to Me
Mustafa Akbar – Whatcha Gwan Do (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
The Golden Pony – Basic
Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
J-Felix – Future (Are We Living?) feat Sol Goodman


Mustafa Akbar’s “Attracted Remixed EP” Is Out Now Worldwide!

by Mustafa Akbar
FKX129 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide:

Following the release of Mustafa Akbar’s posthumous Attracted EP, Fort Knox Recordings assembled a hit squad of producers who’d worked closely with Mustafa over his storied career to remix his final tracks. All of the producers reported back that the process took on a special vibration, as Mustafa’s incomparable vocals filled their studios once again. These six remixes are not only each artist’s reinterpretation of Mustafa’s tracks, but also represent a final opportunity to collaborate with their fallen brother.

Fort Knox Five’s remix of “Resist” is all about that retro, g-funk, mid-tempo, Disco vibe, complete with horns, funky guitars and slinky synths that drip with that Mothership swagger. Crisp and poppin’ from the first beat, Mustafa’s social justice lyrics run the track with a call to action reminiscent of the Fort Knox Five classic “Funk 4 Peace.” All Good Funk Alliance infuse their remix of “Whatcha Gwan Do” with choppy synths and crisp stabs on top of their signature Latin percussion, rinsed out with a futuristic, electro-funk ending. AGFA has engineered this one for the dance floor with multiple builds, Mustafa’s falsetto chorus, and a serious analog organ breakdown that culminates with Ralph Real’s rhymes pushing the track over the top. Big beats and heavy bass dominate Qdup’s remix of “The Likes” which offers a distinctly West Coast, g-funk vibe throughout. Qdup and Mustafa made quite a few club bangers over the years, and this one feels like a proper floor-burner with a big payoff halfway through.

The title track gets a Moombahton treatment courtesy of Empresarios, featuring Javier Miranda’s congas and vocal stabs throughout. Set to a pulsing House beat with trippy washes and dub effects, we are sure Mustafa would’ve loved the upbeat dance energy on this one! As the first Fort Knox Artist to record Mustafa, Thunderball were immedi- ately drawn to rework “Runnin’ Away” into a drum’n’bass soul stepper. Mustafa’s vocal delivery is perfect atop the rolling, liquid bassline and piano stabs, creating a head-nodding D&B love song. An accomplished musician in his own right, sound engineer and producer Holmes Ives both toured with Mustafa and mixed many of his tunes over the years. On his “Resist” remix, Ives has stripped down the track adding layers of shimmering synths that let the vocals sparkle and sail over a slow and heavy Moombahton beat.

Released a year after his sudden passing, this EP is both a tribute to Mustafa’s legacy and a musical send-off to a collaborator, band member and friend. On Attracted Remixed Mustafa’s voice is given one last chance to grace the genres of Funk, House, Breaks and Drum’n’Bass. Gone, but never forgotten, Mustafa Akbar has left a permanent impres- sion on our hearts, and his lyrics will continue to inspire many around the world. As Mu would say, give thanks to the Most High!

DJ Feedback:

“Nice stuff guys, long live his memory.” – Stickybuds

“HOTTTT” – Ursula 1000

“D I G !” – Pathaan

King Mustafa!! Pump Your First Like This!” – The Gaff

“FK5 always delivering Goodness at its best!” – Jayl Funk

“Oh Yes, the FK5 Remix is an absolute banger!” – Shantisan

“Awesome Remixes. All Winners” – Quincy Jointz

“A solid remix package for such a well loved and influential person.” – Pecoe

“Massive release! Sweet bunch of remixes.” – Busta

“Fantastic Remixes!” – Stereo77

Out Now Worldwide:

FK5 presents “DC’s Finest Volume 2” (Download/Stream)

DC’s Finest Volume 2
by Fort Knox Five

Download Individual Tracks and/or DJ Mix on Bandcamp
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The Quarantine Spring Cleaning continues! Fresh from the Fort Knox vaults, DC’s Finest Volume 2 is now available for the first time. We realized that this DJ mix was never released nor pressed on CD. Among these rare mash-ups, remixes & edits, only Rootz in FK-os & Green Tambourine have seen the light of day. The other tracks were kept as FK5 exclusives and this is the first time they are available for download to play on your own. We’re giving away all this music, but please consider “Name Your Price” at checkout, and pay what you can to support Independent Music & Musicians – thanks for your support…

Party Like That Y’all
Roots In FK-OS
Holler Back Sugar
Oddest Mouse
Green Tambourine
Can’t Get Next To boot
Funky Diggable Brass
Shoulda Known Better
Brothers Gonna Work It Out