Fort Knox Five is a name that is synonymous with funk across North America and beyond. The D.C based funk ensemble, consisting of Steve Raskin, Rob Myers, Sid Barcelona, and the now late Jon Horvath, has been rocking dance floors since 2003. In our upcoming interview with Fort Knox Five (watch for it’s release!) Raskin says that the 5th member “is whoever we collaborate with!” FK5 are notorious collaborators, pairing for releases with Afrika Bambaataa, plus many others. There’s no doubt they’re some of the hardest working cats in the game right now, with no signs of stopping. More Reading: Danio Management Begins Slew Of Shambhala 2016 Set Releases 2017 is proving to be an ambitious year for the group, with tour dates spanning all across Canada and the US. As you can see below, some of the biggest festivals across North America like Enchanted Forest, What The Festival, and of course, Shambhala Music Festival appear on the list. Group sets and 4 deck jam sessions with their friend QDup are also on their itinerary, so you never know what to expect, and that’s the way we like it! Their newest mix, Funk The World 40, is a the perfect jam to fire everyone up for summer. Featuring originals, bootlegs, and plenty of original jams from their friends on Fort Knox Recordings, their DC based label, you’ll certainly be anticipating their festival sets by the end of the mix. Check out the exclusive Dance Music Northwest download a week before its official release! Tracklisting: 01 Fort Knox Five – Give it a Minute ft. bcap 02 Qdup – Joyride ft. Everyman 03 Black Machine – How Gee (Funkstar De Luxe Vs. Black Machine) 04 Grid Division & My Pet Monster – In Da House 05 Stickybuds & K+Lab vs K7 – Come Baby Come Clap Ya Hands (DC’s Finest Remix) 06 Kibosh – Merv Riffin’ 07 Bobby C Sound TV – Champagne Campaign 08 Busy P – Genie (Original) 09 Wicked City – So Good (Instrumental) 10 Fort Knox Five – Ready Go feat. Raashan Ahmad (AfroQBen Remix) 11 Phibes – Ain’t That Fresh 12 Sammy Senior – Bag of Tricks 13 Chance the Rapper – All Night (Kaytranada remix) 14 Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ ft. Chali 2na (Kraak & Smaak Remix) SOCIAL MEDIA http://www.fortknoxfive.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FortKnoxFive https://soundcloud.com/fortknoxfive https://twitter.com/fortknoxfive https://www.youtube.com/c/FortKnoxFive Look for their new upcoming releases at Fort Knox Recordings and an exclusive interview with Steve Raskin next month from us here at DMNW! Where are you gonna be catching the Fort Knox boys this summer? Let us know in the comments! Jamie Gib 26 years old, with a voracious appetite for bass, dancing, all things art, and a flair for the dramatic, Jamie Gib grew up in the rave scene, having been introduced to electronic music in the late 90s as a small child from his cousin and he joined the rave scene in 2004, and never looked back, A DJ, Promoter, Go-Go Dancer, and writer, Jamie has made his mark on the Vancouver Island scene and beyond, having worked or attended 90% of the festivals on the Pacific North West and has no plans on stopping there. If there’s dirty house, drum n bass or glitch hop to be heard, you can bet he’s not far behind.