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FORT KNOX FIVE: I Know Kung Fu (DC’s Finest Remint) + free download

There was no turning down legendary DC beatmakers Fort Knox Five yesterday when they asked if MB would like to do a free giveaway of FK5’s I Know Kung Fu. Lost in the vaults for years, the track had been gathering dust among jade statues and ancient scrolls until it was unearthed in the quest for material to include on the FK5-curated Bomb Strikes comp. Funk N Beats Vol. 4
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 4 – FORT KNOX FIVE(2017)

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N’ Beats Vol. 4 – FORT KNOX FIVE(2017)Got bombs to drop? You’ll need a crew with the skills. Which is probably why Bomb Strikes’ annual Funk N Beats series sees DC’s Fort Knox Five take control for Vol. 4. And take control they do with the regulation twenty-plus deep selection of ordnance to lay waste to global dancefloors. This selection is resolutely funky (you’d expect nothing else after all) and delivers both the old and the
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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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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: Whatcha Gonna Funk Uptown (2016) Free download

whatcha-gonna-funk-uptown-fk5Whatcha gonna do if you’ve got a track called Whatcha Gonna Do and you’ve worked out that Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk acapella sits perfectly atop it? That’s right you’ve worked it out haven’t you? So they did. Then they played it out. A lot. And now Fort Knox Five have decided to release it into the wild so you can too. Whatcha Gonna
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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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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go (2016)

dont-go-sir-joe-quarterman-fort-knox-fiveIf anyone’s first thought on hearing that Fort Knox Five had done a track with funk legend Sir Joe Quarterman earlier this year was, “Oh my god! Fort Knox Five have done a track with funk legend Sir Joe Quarterman!” surely their second must have been, “Why isn’t this out on 45?” Full marks to Dinked Records then who continue their excellent service of committing good music to wax
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FORT KNOX FIVE: Reach feat. FLEX MATTHEWS (2016)

Reach Fort Knox Five Flex MatthewsThe final single to be lifted from Fort Knox Five‘s Pressurize The Cabin LP from last year is Reach featuring DC emcee, Flex Matthews making this, fittingly, a DC thing all round. Equally fittingly, it’s a summery slice of party boom-bap on a De La/ J5 tip turning on a 100 bpm beat replete with horns and funk guitar licks. Also invited to the party are remixers Knight Riderz who turn in both a trap and
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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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