All Good Things Come in Fives!! http://www.fortknoxfive.com
Some seriously funky groups come in Five’s - The Jackson 5, The MC 5, Jurassic 5….and of course Fort Knox Five.
While FORT KNOX FIVE compose music like a band in the studio, Steve Raskin and Jon H started off as DJs. They pioneered a unique live DJ set using mashed-up acapellas and effects woven into original tracks, exclusive mixes and dance floor destroyers. These sets rock parties with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae, and hip-hop to prime time 4/4 beats and breaks and have proven irresistible to club goers worldwide.
Fort Knox Five has had the honor and privilege to work with some amazing vocalists over the years . The most recent collaboration is the stripped down funk banger “Don't Go.” with DC funk legend Sir Joe Quarterman who had his first hit in 1973 with “(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind”. To have an opportunity to record such a classic voice and present it with a modern twist is what Fort Knox has always been about.
Last spring saw the release of Fort Knox Five's second full length album, "Pressurize the Cabin" and every song has been getting remixed and released as a single. FK5 have enlisted their friends and fellow funky electronic producers from around the world to flip up the original tracks. The remixers read like a who’s who of contemporary funky electronica including: Deekline, DJ Dan & Mike Balance, Wes Smith, Worthy, Slynk, Neighbour, Ursula 1000, Skiitour, Dirty Dubsters, Mat the Alien, Sabo, Smalltown DJs, Basement Freaks, Omegaman, Bobby C Sound TV, Pumpkin, Qdup, Bart & Baker Warp9 and more! Fort Knox Five has always embraced remix culture and they drop these remixes in their eclectic sets which allows them to play their own songs in different styles and genres.
Its been a hard year for the Fort Knox Five who have soldiered on after the loss of founding member Jon H who was a driving force in the group and the music industry. In the wake of Jon H’s tragic passing the group has picked up the pieces and is moving forward with the band and the label with a renewed sense of purpose and drive. Founding member Steve Raskin has taken over as the principle DJ for the group and now leads the charge of the Fort Knox brigade on the road into the funky future.
Hey Montana, are you ready to get FUNKY!?! Steve of Fort Knox Five is headed your way very soon - get ready for FK5 in Montana on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th - can't wait to see all our Funky Town, Black Rock City family and fans out there, got tons of new music just for you - help us spread the word and SHARE this please:
Only the FUNK can save us now!!
DC to BC!!! Here's a great shot of Steve of Fort Knox Five on tour last month in Canada with our good friends Britz and Gisa... We miss all of our BC family and look forward to grooving with you soon. Spread Love!
Are you ready to Rock The Stacks!?! Fort Knox Five is honored to be part of this great event which will benefit the DC Public Library - taking place on Friday February 24th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library with some of DC's best DJs and musicians, and there is a vinyl release as well - get the full info, tix & vinyl here: https://dcplfoundation.networkforgood.com/events/1191-alb-rock-the-stacks
Great news!! We have just announced 11 new tour dates over the next two months - get ready for the FUNK as Fort Knox Five comes to California, Colorado, Montana and DC - click thru to see all the new shows & be sure to "Track This Artist" to get the latest updates directly to your inbox..... FK5 Don't Stop, ya heard!?!
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New Music Alert!! Click thru to check out Fort Knox Five's brand new Top Ten Tunes Chart on Beatport today - some great tunes on here from K+lab, Trotter, JPOD the beat chef, The Funk Hunters, Chali 2na, Andreilien, Black Masala, Sammy Senior, Emapea, Thunderball and more - buy these tunes today:
beatport.com We are proud to kick off 2017 with some brand new funky remixes for you, check out both the K+Lab and Trotter remixes of "Don't Go" by Fort Knox Five featuring Joe Quarterman. Also some red hot Thunderball remixes and more gems on here for your ...
Great news for vinyl lovers!! Tuff Gong International in Jamaica is going to begin pressing vinyl again, get ready for this one.... Give thanks & Praise!
factmag.com Jamaica's Tuff Gong International will relaunch its vinyl manufacturing services thanks to a new partnership with US company Sunpress Vinyl.
Funk The World 37 with DJ Manny is the perfect humpday funk mix!! Click thru to stream or download Manny's awesome new mix today - you can now grab it directly off SoundCloud right here - check it out, turn it up loud, put it on repeat and please SHARE:
soundcloud.com 1: Bleepolar vs El Faraon Bantú - El Vacilon del Faraon 2: Modabot - Rosé 3: Jimi Needles & Dj Inko - Purple Haze (Click Buy To D-L) 4: Schoolly D - Gucci Time (Ronny Hammonds What Time Is It Edit) 5: