There’s no name more synonymous with the west coast funk scene than Fort Knox 5. With their name on nearly every festival poster, regardless of genre or crowd the festival attracts, and a long time staple at Shambhala Music Festival among others, this is a group that truly and completely needs no introduction. Fresh off an electric summer and a grueling release schedule, our friends are back with a new mix! With the smashing success of the last Funk the World mix (released here on DMNW earlier this year), the boys are back with a stacked track list of unreleased funk bombers, classic originals, and some fire from their large group of friends around the globe. With licks from their vast collection of Fort Knox Recordings artists such as Thievery Corporation and of course their own originals. Plus tons of west coast material from such acts as Smalltown DJs, Stickybuds, Featurecast and more! Check out the electric new mix EXCLUSIVELY through Dance Music Northwest below!! If you had any doubts about the level of funkiness these guys can give off, this knocks it out of the park. Tight mixing, amazing track list, and the right vibe, this mix will fit in at a raucous house party or just chillin’ out at home. It’s an all occasions mix for sure. Next up on the agenda is a mini tour through British Columbia and Colorado for the holiday season. Plus a new tune out on Fort Knox Recordings (which we reviewed earlier this year!) with Danio Management legend and all around cool guy Stickybuds. Check out the tour dates below, and the tune right here! Sat Dec 16 – Bloom Nightclub – Nelson, BC Thurs Dec 21 – Smirnoff House Party @ GLC – Whistler, BC Fri Dec 22 – Big White Mountain – Kelowna, BC Sat Dec 23 – The Waverly Hotel – Cumberland, BC Fri Dec 29 – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO Sun Dec 31 – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO Did you catch FK5 at all this summer? What was your fave set? 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.