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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. BCAP: Give It A Minute (2017)

FORT KNOX FIVE feat. BCAP:  Give It A MinuteGive It A Minute is Fort Knox Five’s first post-Pressurize The Cabin-era single and finds the DC crew working with Boston emcee BCap who it seems they’ve been trying to get on the mic since they remixed Ursula 1000’s Smoke Machine a couple of years ago. Having had a lot more than a sixty seconds to conjure up a suitable sonic backdrop for some BCap bars they’ve ended up
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QDUP feat. EVERYMAN: Joyride (2017)

QDup and EVeryman provide a new theme for driving down PCH top down and hands in the air like you just don’t care by way of Joyride. It’s a catchy P-Funk-inspired breaks tune with crisp drums, farty synth bass, EVeryman knocking out the verses and QDup himself on the talkbox for those authentic frequency-bending hooks. Should have your lowrider popping. Comes complete with
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go Remixes (2017)

dont-go-remixes-fort-knox-five-joe-quartermanFort Knox Five take their guest vocalist on last year’s excellent Don’t Go (the legendary Sir Joe Quarterman) at his word and having dropped the track digitally on Fort Knox Recordings in the spring and followed it with the vinyl 45 on Dinked Records in the autumn, they now deliver the remixes in the dead of winter. Which means both K-Lab and Trotter get a chance to strut their
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Pressurize The Cabin Remixed (2016)

fort-knox-five-pressurize-the-cabin-remixedYou’ve released your album, you’ve released your singles, you’ve teased a couple of remixes – what could possibly be left to do for your label’s hundredth release? Ohhh – it’s got to be the remix album hasn’t it?! But who might want to remix Fort Knox Five‘s last album Pressurize The Cabin? Maybe (deep breath) Bobby C Sound TV, All Good Funk Alliance, The Funk Hunters, Qdup, Bart
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QDUP & WARP 9 feat. FLEX MATTHEWS: Bodyrock (2016)

Bodyrock Qdup Warp 9 Flex MatthewsQdup, Warp 9 and Flex Matthews get the full lock on the Bodyrock with their new collaborative single, and it’s every bit the slice of twenty-first century synth-drenched slice of bass-funk electric boogaloo you’d expect from the name. On the mic, Matthews lays down the gauntlet for fellow emcees and there’s even a brooding synth dropout to allow the competition to contemplate their game. Warp
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go (2016)

Joe Quarterman FK5 Dont GoRating: ★★★★★ “Give me the strength to carry on/ Cuz everything I’ve got is just about gone”, sang Sir Joe Quarterman all the way back in 1973, the big tease, since here he is in 2016 on a Fort Knox Five cut Don’t Go. Wait, what?! DC funk legend Sir Joe Quaterman does a new funk vocal in 2016 on a Fort Knox Five beat?!!! Yep, and it’s every bit as large as that sounds. Quarterman’s
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. EMPRESARIOS: Cinco To The Brinco (2016)

Cinco To The Brinco Fort Knox Five EmpresariosFort Knox Five (or should that be Fort Knox Cinco) get their brinco on with the aid of Empresarios for this latest single and batch of remixes off the Pressurize The Cabin LP. And of how many tracks shall such a release consist? Why five of course – a veritable quintet of breakbeat flavours! Thus Basement Freaks adds a pinch of glitch and a soupcon of moombah, Omegaman
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. ASHLEY SLATER: Fire In My Belly (2016)

Fire In My Belly Fort Knox FiveThe latest single off Fort Knox Five‘s Pressurize The Cabin LP is Fire In My Belly on which Ashley Slater assists them on a pleasing journey that musically terminates somewhere between Ohio Player’s Love Rollercoaster and a full mothership connection. Remixers All Good Funk Alliance take over the journey at this point and bypass the mothership entirely to dock at disco spacehub
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SLEEPY WONDER: 24 Hours To Set It Off (2016)

24 HOurs To Set It Off Fort Knox Five Sleepy WonderFort Knox Five burst out of the stalls for 2016 with more energy than a roomful of toddlers and their first drop this year in the form of another single from their recent Pressurize The Cabin LP. This time it’s the turn of pumping skank 24 Hours To Set It Off featuring Sleepy Wonder and two big name remixes. First up is Deekline who goes for the big ravey builds and buzzsaw bass while
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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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