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FORT KNOX FIVE: Whatcha Gonna Do (2015)

Whatcha Gonna Do Fort Knox FiveSome questions demand an answer – what are you going to do for example if DC crew Fort Knox Five come knocking and posit the idea of your remixing their Mustafa Akbar-featuring slab of disco Whatcha Gonna Do? The answer, if you’re Father Funk, is to apply filters and passes over an extended intro, insinuate a fair amount of wobble into the mix and get grinding
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. FLEX MATTHEWS: Swinging On a Rhyme (2015)

Swinging On A Rhyme Fort Knox Five2015 has been something of a year for Fort Knox Five what with the high of the release of their second full-length LP followed by the low of the sad and untimely demise of founder member Jon Horvath. But the show must go on and here DC emcee Flex Matthews joins the party cruise-ship FK5 for mic duties to get the punters doing the Lindy-hop with swing-hop anthem and new single
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Pressurize The Cabin LP (2015) + Title track free download

Pressurize The Cabin Fort Knox FiveNot to be confused with the EP of the same name released earlier this month (although confusion would be entirely reasonable – said EP being a taster containing four ‘dj-oriented songs’ drawn from the ten cuts off here), Pressurize The Cabin is a ten-deep new set of original material from Fort Knox Five. And just in case you were concerned that the EP cherry-picked the only ‘dj
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Pressurize The Cabin EP (2015)

Pressurize The Cabin Fort Knox FiveThe mighty Fort Knox Five are all set to return shortly with a new album LP Pressurize The Cabin. Before they do all that full-length-returning though, the Washington-based breakbeat giants’ll be about some teaser-EP-returning with four specially selected dancefloor cuts (plus instrumentals) from said album – two featuring DC mic manipulator Flex Matthews and two
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OMEGAMAN: Hot Sauce Remixes (2015) + ‘Lovers Skank’ video

Hot Sauce Remixed OmegamanOmegaman hands the keys to over to the likes of Skeewiff, Fort Knox Five, Qdup and DJ Maars for the remixes of his Hot Sauce EP from last year with equally tangy consequences. So tangy in fact that you might have trouble picking a favourite from Skeewiff’s salsa breaks take on Oye Como Suena, Fort Knox Five’s slightly sped-up Lover’s Skank, QDup’s now neon-tinged electro boogie
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. Raashan Ahmad: Ready Go (Original mix) (2014) Free download

Ready Go Fort Knox Five Raashan AhmadDid you know there was a new Fort Knox Five album coming out early in the new year? You do now. Furthermore, this hypnotic slab of disco-funk, Ready Go, is the first single. Naturally, you don’t want any fool stinking up the microphone when you’ve spent time finely crafting such a beat. No. What you want is someone with a pedigree – Raashan Ahmad of Bay Area hip-hop crew Crown
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SEE-I: Real Steel (2013)

Real Steel! It’s a new, rather upbeat, 82 bpm reggae hip-hop anthem, which lyrically lays it down about standing firm and surviving all the shit that life can throw at you, gets a fat remix courtesy of Fort Knox Five and is all brought to you courtesy of those Steele brothers a.k.a. See-I. I see. And would this be the harbinger of a new LP? Yes, it would. Details about that are currently thin
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FORT KNOX FIVE: 10 Years Of Fort Knox Five Remixed (2013) + ‘We Love To Bring Back The Funk’ free download

How’s this for a plan: you get fifteen of the finest bass n breaks producers to remix fifteen of your finest tracks from ten years of adventures in the world of party breaks production and assemble them in ascending order of bpm? This, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely what the mighty Fort Knox Five have lined up for release in ten days time on their own (what else?) Fort Knox Recordings label
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FORT KNOX FIVE vs. GANG STARR: Who’s Gonna Funk 4 Peace (DC’s finest remix)(2013) Free download

DC’s finest, Fort Knox Five, celebrate the presence of De La Soul’s Maseo at Tropicalia tonight with this pumping mash of the instro version of Gang Starr’s Who’s Gonna Take The Weight (off one of the finest ever hip-hop LPs Step In The Arena ) with the acapella of their very own Mustafa Akbar-featuring number Funk 4 Peace. I’m no seer but I predict that the titular question posed by the result (i.e.
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EMPRESARIOS: El Sonido Magico Remixed (2013)

What with it being half a year down the line from the release of EmpresariosEl Sonido Magico, it’s remix o’clock and a dirty baker’s dozen of producers have been assembled to show entrepreneurial innovation with the stems of the magic sound of Fort Knox Recordings‘ purveyors of tropicaliente. Which means that G Flux, Fort Knox Five, Omegaman, Bobby C Sound TV, All Good Funk
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