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Fort Knox Five Brings The Summer Heat With “Funk The World 40” [Exclusive Download]

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.

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!

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)
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!