“Funk The World 14”
by Fort Knox Five
Catch FK5 at one of these exciting shows:
May 10: King King in Los Angeles, CA
May 15: Motiv in Santa Cruz, CA
May 16: HopMonk in Sebastopol, CA
May 17: The Chapel in San Francisco, CA
May 18: Arcata Theatre in Arcata, CA
May 25: Tropicalia in Washington, DC
May 26: U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC
01) Busaman (Original Mix) – Irie Maffia
02) Stand Up (2013 Mix) – Fort Knox Five
03) Maria Juana (Fort Knox Five Remix) – Empresarios
04) Sleng Teng Moomba Break – Top Billin’
05) As You See It (Mr Benn Remix) – Cutty Ranks
06) Bad Noy Bass – iLLBILLY HiTEC
07) Andrew’s Break – Algorythmik
08) Clubs (Phonat Remix) – Her Majesty Andre
09) 7th Street Groove (Omegaman Remix) – Empresarios
10) Famalam Jam – Gnucci Banana and Schlachthofbronx
11) Otto Croy – Odjbox
12) El Cometa – Palenke Soultribe
13) Nighttime (feat Bomba Estereo) (Superpendejos Remix) – DJ Shotnez
14) Let The Drums Speak (Album Version) – Bah Samba
“10 Years of Fort Knox Five”
by Fort Knox Five
FKX061 – Fort Knox Recordings
WorldWide Release: Tuesday April 30, 2013
1. The Power Of Five
2. Insight feat Asheru
3. The Brazilian Hipster (Digitally Remastered)
4. How To Start A Band feat Ian Svenonius & Mustafa Akbar
5. What Make Ya Dance feat Rootz
6. Stand Up (2013 Mix)
7. Radio Free DC feat Afrika Bambaataa & King Kamonzi (Digitally Remastered)
8. Funk 4 Peace feat Mustafa Akbar
9. Bhangra Paanch feat Beta-G
10. Papa Was Stoned
11. Shift feat Afrika Bambaataa & Mustafa Akbar
12. Killa Soundboy feat Sleepy Wonder & Zeebo
13.Once Again feat King Kamonzi
14. Blowing Up The Spot feat Akil Dasan (Digitally Remastered)
15., Not Gonna Take It feat Rootz
It has been 10 years since Fort Knox Five released their first singles, and this past decade has proven very fruitful for the funky foursome. 2003 saw the launch of both Fort Knox Five and their seminal Fort Knox Recordings imprint. To celebrate this milestone, Fort Knox Five have selected 15 of their favorite original tracks from the entire decade.
Fort Knox Five has had the pleasure of collaborating with some incredible vocalists who are well represented on this collection. Mustafa Akbar of Thunderball and Nappy Riddem is featured on several tracks, as are Rootz and Zeebo of See-I and Thievery Corporation. The Godfather of Electro Funk himself, Afrika Bambaataa is featured on two tracks. Asheru, best known for his Boondocks theme song is on the opening track. Thievery Corporation’s dancehall voice, Sleepy Wonder as well as DC’s own DIY legend Ian Svenonius are both featured. The list continues with former US3 front-man and prolific artist Akil Dasan and the Zulu Nation’s King Kamonzi. Rounding out the list of featured vocalists is Beta-G, on loan from the US Department of Bhangra.
This body of music not only spans 10 years of Fort Knox Five in the studio, but also live performances and dj appearances worldwide. This music has been performed and played for countless thousands of fans around the globe. These tunes have also been heard in such great movies as The Cove (2010 Academy Award Winner), Stand Up Guys and You Again as well as TV shows like The Fringe. No stranger to the wide world of video games, Fort Knox Five songs have appeared on Need For Speed: Shift, Skate It, NBA Live 10, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Dirt 3, Sims and others.
10 Years of Fort Knox Five shows the music diversity of the group with one foot firmly planted in funk. Reggae and dub can be heard clearly alongside hip-hop. The group is not afraid to break boundaries and delve into rock, swing and even bhangra in their musical explorations. This collection of music represents the last decade of Fort Knox Five’s musical growth and development.
“Funk The World 12”
by Fort Knox Five
World Premiere by Magnetic Magazine:
Catch Fort Knox Five on Friday February 22nd at the Canal Club in Richmond, VA:
Feel Up – Natalie Storm
Bad Man feat. Million Teeth (Rob Smith aka RSD Version) – Horace Andy
Double Lock – Pupajim
Jump + Move + Rock – Wrongtom Meets Deemas J
Dougie Police (Barisone Blend) – Cali Swag District vs Ceo vs Alborosie
All of You (dBridge Sound System Mix) – Riz MC
Marka feat. Strategy – Dub Phizix and Skeptical
Soul Hit Man (Drumagick Remix) – See-I
Bye Bye Lucifer – Javier Morillas
Wave and Wine (Toddla T Remix) – Schlachthofbronx
The Stopper Love – Unknown
Slow Down – Lexie Lee
Fish Paste – Die Antwoord
“Buddy Bye Sleezy (DC’s Finest Edit)”
Fort Knox Five vs Johnny Osbourne vs BreakBeatBuddha
Fort Knox Recordings’s Mixcloud has made the Top 100 Cloudcasters of 2012!!
We are very honored to be amongst such great company, and its all because of the support and dedication of our fans, the listeners. Thanks to all of you!!!
Check out Mixcloud’s Best of 2012!!!!
Also be sure to follow & regularly visit the Fort Knox Mixcloud page where we regularly post mixes by Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance, Empresarios, Qdup Foundation and Nappy Riddem.
It’s also the unofficial home of the wildly popular “Funk The World” mix series!!!
Big ups to all of you!!!