“Funk The World 35”
by Fort Knox Five
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01 J-Felix – Black Little Box (Ft. Kinny)
02 Mister T. – Disco Touch
03 Sugarbeats – About Us feat. Muzzy Bear & Veronica RockStar
04 JPod ft. Mustafa Akbar – Dance Tonight
05 DJ Farrapo ft. Cico – Swingin’ Junky
06 Caro Emerald – You Dont Love Me (Phibes Remix)
07 Beastie Boys vs Jason Derulo – Hold It Now Hit It (DJ Tripp’s Dirty Remix)
08 Dub Pistols – Pistoleros (General Narco Remix)
09 Tom Booze – Get Fonky Wit It
10 WBBL – Stevie!
11 Fort Knox Five – Cinco to the Brinco ft. Empresarios (Farid Remix)
12 Shaka Loves You – Turn it Loose
Mission To The Sitars
by Fort Knox Five
FKX095 – Fort Knox Recordings
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“Mission To The Sitars” is the only instrumental track on the Pressurize The Cabin album and features Fort Knox Five founding member Rob Myers on sitar. Well known as the signature sitar of globe trotting sensation Thievery Corporation, Rob leads the charge on a magic carpet ride into outer space. Three stellar remixes, by Smalltown DJs, Sabo and Thunderball flip the original into unique dancefloor bombs that will launch any party into the stratosphere.
Longtime friends, and well known to fans of Fool’s Gold Records, Calgary’s own Smalltown DJs have reworked Mission To The Sitars into a bass heavy house workout. Adding some original female vocals that narrate the mission, inspiring the listener with “love and light and happiness.” Meant to be played loud on a booming system, this remix is hard hitting and groovy enough to get even the most jaded music lover moving on the dancefloor.
Los Angeles based Sabo brings to bear his Sol Selectas late morning house vibe on his remix. Sabo takes the mission into the desert, ratcheting down the tempo into a deep, tribal house groove. He creates a heavy hypnotic vibe incorporating atmospheric sitars, warped basslines and a relentless tablas workout. Sabo has created an ethereal voyage which is destined to take the listener into orbit and leave you there.
Fort Knox Five’s alter ego Thunderball takes Mission To The Sitars and launches it into the far reaches of space with their relentless drum’n’bass remix. Using the full sitar melody of the original, Thunderball has revved up the tempo, adding propulsive drums, choppy synths and rolling bass. Like a lunar rover on the moon, this remix drives over the peaks and valleys, all the way to the dark side and back.
“Don’t Go” featuring Joe Quarterman
by Fort Knox Five
FKX094 – Fort Knox Recordings
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Washington, DC native Joe Quarterman had his first hit in 1973, an instant funk classic that was part of the capital city’s red hot 70s funk scene. “So Much Trouble On My Mind” is a party rocking anthem still being sampled and played over 40 years later. Fort Knox Five recently got Quarterman back in the studio to record a new song, the stripped down funk banger “Don’t Go.”
Over the past 13 years Fort Knox Five have been producing original funk music in Washington, DC, giving credit to DC legends like Joe Quarterman and Chuck Brown. Through the DC Funk Parade festival the two artists were linked up, a fusion years in the making. Having worked with legends like Afrika Bambaataa and others, Fort Knox Five are deeply honored to be working with Sir Joe Quarterman.
The result of this collaboration is a modern funk anthem that will put the glide in your stride, just as long as you “Don’t Go”! Quarterman drops in with a classic funk delivery, complete with James Brown vocal stylings. He really belts it out, saying “This funk will set you free, this funk is as good as can be.” Sir Joe’s upbeat flow is perfect for the dance floor sensibilities of Fort Knox Five, who incorporated their own live elements into the mix. Pulling out all the stops, FK5’s own Steve Raskin is on live bass, Rob Myer drops some seriously funky wah-wah guitars and incorporates a full horn section, complete with DC’s own Frank Mitchell, Jr. on saxophone.
Spanning time and generations of music, this tune captures the vibe of DC’s classic funk sound and merges it with the future funk sensibilities of Fort Knox Five. Inspired by the DC Funk Parade, this song is being released to commemorate the third annual parade this year. A slice of DC through and through, combining styles and influences across the decades, “Don’t Go” is sure to get your hands clapping and your booty shaking!
Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios
by Fort Knox Five
FKX093 – Fort Knox Recordings
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1. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Basement Freaks Remix)
2. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Farid’s 22 & P Remix)
3. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Omegaman Remix)
4. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Original Mix)
5. Cinco The Brinco (Basement Freaks Remix Instrumental)
6. Cinco To Brinco (Farid’s 22 & P Remix Instrumental)
7. Cinco To The Brinco (Omegaman Remix Instrumental)
8. Cinco To The Brinco (Original Instrumental)
9. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Farid’s Ode To The 90’s Dub Remix)
10. Cinco To The Brinco ft. Empresarios (Farid’s 22 & P Bonus Beats)
Hot on the heels of the chart topping 24 Hours To Set It Off and Pressurize The Cabin singles, Fort Knox Five is excited to present the next single in the series. Get ready for the funky, tropical sounds of Cinco To The Brinco featuring Empresarios with sizzling-hot remixes by Basement Freaks, Farid and Omegaman.
Longtime Fort Knox Recordings remix ringer Basement Freaks was tapped to rework Cinco To The Brinco and the result is on point. Starting with the organic elements of the original, he injects a heavy dose of bass and percussion, which simmers until the drop, creat- ing a moombahton-flavored glitch-hop masterpiece. Fresh off the re- lease of his fourth album, Basement Freaks has been killing it both in his native Greece and abroad with his new tunes. This remix perfectly showcases his talent and wide array of styles.
Well known in the Washington, DC music scene as the driving force behind both the Eighteenth Street Lounge and Rhythm & Culture Recordings, Farid delivers the goods on his first remix for Fort Knox Recordings. Farid turns up the heat with a house-flavored, piano- heavy indie-dance remix, that is sure to get everyones hands in the air. In addition to his stellar 22 & P remix, Farid has also cooked up two bonus versions for the DJs, including his stripped down, late night Ode To The 90s Dub mix and a Bonus Beats mix.
Sydney-based producer Omegaman steers Cinco To The Brinco into a retro 70s funk and rock vibe. With live bass and a groove that takes it back to the Doobie Brothers, he brings a classic Fort Knox approach to his remix. As the only Aussie on the label, Omegaman displays his breaks and funk chops on this instant classic.
Fire In my Belly featuring Ashley Slater
by Fort Knox Five
w/ remixes by SkiiTour and All Good Funk Alliance
FKX092 – Fort Knox Recordings
The onslaught of killer remixes continues! Skiitour and All Good Funk Alliance bring fire & funk to their remixes of the latest Fort Knox Five single, Fire In My Belly featuring Ashley Slater.
One of our favorite artists to emerge from Whistler, British Columbia is the mighty duo Skiitour, who are well known for their amazing dj sets and top notch production. They managed to transform the funk of the original track into a solid house banger with piano stabs, big bass drops and clever vocal loops. Already a big hit in Fort Knox Five DJ sets, this remix is a sure-fire dancefloor smash!
Not to be outdone, All Good Funk Alliance pump up the synths and sonics in their full-vocal remix. Super Hi-Fi synthesizers and effects lay on top of precise beats to create a mid-tempo tune that exists somewhere between electro and indie nu-disco. The AGFA boys have turned in a dope remix which captures their signature sound and reimagines Fire In My Belly with a heavy dose of future funk.
Longtime collaborator Ashley Slater re-emerges on Fire In My Belly as the super cool soul crooner, lending his suave vocals and sultry trombone licks to create a modern funk-soul classic. In typical Fort Knox Five fashion, the funk bubbles over chunky hip-hop beats, creating a booty-shaking romp for the dancefloor. New Orleans style horns and Rob Myers funky wah-wah guitar lines provide the perfect groove for Ashley’s retro-funky vibe.