The Fort Knox Five have had a huge impact on the international funk and breaks scene over the past couple of years. With the release of five critically acclaimed singles on their own independent label, Fort Knox Recordings, the FK5 have been thrust into the spotlight and caught the attention of music lovers around the world.
The Empresarios Sound System represents an international selection of original music created by five talented and experienced musicians and artists. Not only is the music diverse but so is the group and the guest vocalists, from Latin artists like MAFU Crew to Rootz & Zee from See-I, there is never a shortage of amazing artists who collaborate with the group.
Long time collaborators Arthur “Rootz” Steele and Archie “Zeebo” Steele bring their band’s unique brand of Reggae – injected with heavy doses of Funk, Soul, Dub and Rock – to Fort Knox.
Nappy Riddem, is the Ragga-psychodelic funk project comprised of producer/DJ Rex Riddem, Fort Knox Five & Thunderball vocalist Mustafa Akbar, and Thievery Corporation Bassist Ashish ‘Hash’ Vyas.
Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek are the masterminds behind the eternally funky, All Good Funk Alliance. AGFA has built a solid reputation for creating a definitive catalog of tracks that are always funky, fun and fresh.
When he’s not trickin’ out on the guitar & sitar for Fort Knox Five, See-I, Thunderball and Thievery Corporation, Rob Myers is in international waters at the helm of International Velvet. Cruisin’ past the isles of Dub and Funk to the sitar-infested Deeps, it’s an uncharted voyage that reminds listeners to keep their eyes on the horizon and be prepared to get wrecked.
Speedy Consuela is the mod pop collaboration of Steve and Johnna Raskin and Matt and Joyce White. Their music infuses a spontaneous mix of styles and sounds and harmonies from their hometown of Washington DC.
Liftoff is the psychedelic collaboration of Steven Albert, Steve and Johnna Raskin, Rob Myers. Liftoff creates psychedelic soundscapes that move between various altered states, mystical realms and strawberry fields.
Keeping it funky Down Under for years, Omegaman has the distinction of being the first artist to release on Fort Knox Recordings outside of Washington DC . The renegade funk’n’soul label from the US Capital is the perfect home for Omegaman as he explores the boundaries of funky breakbeats, latin and reggae vibes.
Jason Brown AKA Jayclue is Qdup, and has been making dance floors groove and butts move worldwide since late 2006. Over the years, Qdup has released top selling tunes and remixes on many well received labels including Bombstrikes, Fort Knox Recordings, Bombastic Jam, Goodgroove, Air, ESL Music, Royal Soul, MustBeat and his own Qdup Records imprint.