Out Now: “McGuires Audio Shop” by Fort Knox Five

McGuires Audio Shop
by Fort Knox Five
FKX125 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide:

Back in the heady days of the 1990s, some freelance work took the Fort Knox Five into one of the seedy back alleys of Dupont Circle. This alley had one of Washington, DC’s historic carriage houses, and barely hanging on the wall they spotted a relic from a bygone era, a sign advertising the long shuttered McGuires Audio Shop. The sign came home with FK5 and has been hanging in their studio ever since, a reminder of Washington, DC’s epic music heritage. The name and the sign itself are the inspiration for this new instrumental tune from FK5, a return to the classic simplicity and urban cool of yesteryear. “McGuires Audio Shop” is mood music, and the mood is cool like that.

Get ready to take a head-nodding and toe-tapping stroll as the infectious grooves of “McGuires Audio Shop” takes you on a musical journey. Crisp drum breaks and funky beats are complemented by hard-swinging horns throughout. The Horns contributed by the incredible Stewart Cole of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Listen carefully and you will hear the sound of record scratching, a nod to DJ culture no doubt. A simple tune, yet complex with rich layers, it comes complete with a full breakdown that builds back up under a sweet guitar melody. The guitar licks of Rob Myers, of Thievery Corporation fame, can be heard throughout the track as well. As is typical with FK5, live instrumentation rules the day as horns, guitar and even the turntable play a central role.

Whether listening on your headphones, car stereo or in the club, just get ready to adjust the bass and let the alpine blast! “McGuires Audio Shop” captures the mood of walking down the street with your head held high as you groove out to the fresh beats. Fifteen years after releasing “The Brazilian Hipster”, FK5 have returned to the same instrumental vibes to create an instant classic for the ages. Fort Knox Five’s new tune oozes enough urban sophistication to keep your spirits high and your waistline moving, so get on down to McGuires Audio Shop today…

McGuires Audio Shop is out now worldwide:

What the DJs say about “McGuires Audio Shop”:

“Cool tune FK5, digging the organic funkyness!” – Stickybuds

“I love it! Very cool one” – Jayl Funk

“Dope throwback vibes, loving it, really good and vibey.” – All Good Funk Alliance

“Funky, care free, swinging, easy breezy downtempo jazzy bop stepping fun. Great interplay of guitar and horns! Very nice!” – DJ Shoe

“yeah, sounds like back in the days but also has this up-to-date twist. Dig it.” – Quincy Jointz

“Love this lil number!! The theme tune to so many funky things.” – Kibosh

“That’s a great release- it brings back the Funk. Catchy hook and horn section- that’s the original FK swing for me! Thanks so much for that!” – Herbert Shantisan

“Yeah lovely, digging this groove for sure, lovely instrumentation too, thanks fellas” – Daytoner

“Funky! Nice one.” – Stereo 77

“YES! YES! SO MUCH YES! Back to your roots. DOPE TUNE.” – Farbsie Funk

“An instant FK5 classic paying homage to their very early classic sounds and roots :-)” – Pecoe

“Nice and Funky! Love it” – Cripple Wheel Pete

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Fort Knox Five & Qdup | Fractal Forest Four Deck Set from Shambhala 2019 (stream/download)

Four Deck DJ Set at Shambhala Fractal Forest 2019
by Fort Knox Five and Qdup
August 2019

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Shambhala 2019 INTRO
01. Bomb da Bass – Bug Powder Dust (Dust la Funk Mob vs Kenny Beeper)
02. The Commodores – Brick House (Qdup Re Rub Instrumental)
Fort Knox Five – Funk for Peace (Acapella)
03. Qdup – Party Beacon ft. Jerome Joyce
04. Dubra – Killin’ It
Qdup – Funk and Dance ft. Mustafa Akbar (Acapella)
05. TroyBoi – Wickedest Bounce (Qdup Re-Rub)
Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce (Acapella)
06. The Funk Hunters – Revolution (Fort Knox Five VIP Remix)
07. Featurecast – Listen to the Horns
Bi Boy Action Squad – Boopaloopa (Acapella)
08. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House (Qdup Re Rub)
09. Furious 5 – The Message (WBBL Rekt Instrumental)
T Ski Valley – Catch The Beat (Acapella)
10. Qdup – Funk Over Here (Dub Mix)
Indeep – When Boys Talk (Acapella)
11. Frankee More – Dance Now
The Last Poets – This is Madness Chant (Acapella)
12. CG – Feel the Love (VIP Mix)
13. Ali B – Swing It
14. Stabfinger – Main Ray
The Jungle Brothers – Got it Like That (Acapella)
15. DJ Sneak & Jesse Perez – Back Forth
16. Funk The Beat – Clap Your Hands (Sex Machine Mix)
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Acapella)
17. Evokings – Back to the Funk
A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts – Roll Over Baby (Acapella)
18. Prince – Funknroll (Chris Lake Edit)
Qdup – Sonic Drop ft. Awoke (Acapella)
19. Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd – Let it Flow (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit)
20. Richard Grey and Lissat – Funky People

The Funk Hunters present Fort Knox Five on Westwood Radio 022 (Free Download)

by Fort Knox Five
October, 2019

Free Download: westwood.fanlink.to/radio-022
Listen on your favorite Podcast provider: smarturl.it/westwoodradio

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The Funk Hunters – Revolution (Fort Knox Five Remix)
Krafty Kuts vs Fort Knox Five – Give me a Horny Funk Minute (DC’s Finest Remix)
WBBL – Jamalam
Craig Obey – Eat my Beat
Guggenz – Canadian Tuxedo
Stickybuds – In your System feat Frase
Frankee More – Who Got the Funk
Arteo vs Qdup – Funk and Dance Technician (DC’s Finest Remix)
Fort Knox Five & K+Lab – Jinglin’ Janglin’ feat. Baby Bam
Gang Starr vs Fort Knox Five – Who’s Gonna Funk For Peace (DC’s Finest Remix)
Dub FX – Back to Basics (Wicked City Remix)
X-Ray Ted – Mirror Ballin
Kibosh – Coco Savage
Alexander Norman – Flamingo feat Dynamite Mc (Beatvandals Remix)
Father Funk – Sayer What
Sparkee – Feelin Right feat. Def3
Chaka Khan – Never Miss the Water (AGFA Redux)
Tuxedo – If You Want It

Westwood Recordings presents Fractal Forest 2019 Compilation w/ FK5!

Fractal Forest 2019 Compilation
by Westwood Recordings

Stream/Download: westwood.fanlink.to/fractalforest2019

The Allergies Podcast | Episode 26: Fort Knox Five

The Allergies Podcast
Episode 26: Fort Knox Five
July 2019

Yo-ville! It’s time for episode #26 of The Allergiespodcast. This month we drop piping hot newness from Boca 45, Sault, Monster Rally, and Daddy-O. As well as dig out some classic joints from G. Love & Special SauceBlack Star, and APB. We also have a dope guest mix from Steve Raskin from Fort Knox Five. Nice! See below for links…

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