Fort Knox Five: 2019 The Year in DJ Sets

FORT KNOX FIVE
2019 THE YEAR IN DJ SETS

#1. Fort Knox Five – Bass Coast Festival 2019
Steve of FK5 played at The Cantina stage at Bass Coast Festival 2019 in Merrick, BC and absolutely crushed it! This wicked 100 minute mix is FK5’s hottest of the year, so definitely stream or download this one.

 

#2. Fort Knox Five & Qdup – Fractal Forest Four Deck Set – Shambhala Music Festival 2019
Steve FK5 & Jason Qdup joined forces once again to bring the epic Four Deck Set to the Fractal Forest at Shambhala Music Festival 2019 at Salmo River Ranch in BC. This is pure Fractal Forest Funky Delight! Go for it….

 

#3. Westwood Radio 022 featuring Fort Knox Five
The Funk Hunters own record label Westwood Recordings hosts a monthly Westwood Radio podcast and episode 22 of October 22, 2019 features a 60 minute guest mix by Steve of FK5. This is a great series by our good friends!

 

#4. Funk The World 50 mixed by Fort Knox Five
The amazingly popular Funk The World series has passed the 50th mix mark, accomplished by Fort Knox Five in April 2019. This legendary mix series gives DJs a chance to play eclectic, global sounds & funky gems…

#5. The Allergies Podcast – Episode #026 w/ Fort Knox Five
Bristol, UK based funk group The Allergies host a monthly podcast and the July 2019 Episode 26 features a guest mix by Fort Knox Five. Our Jalapeno Records bredren make & play some seriously funky music, it was an honor to do this one..

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Omegaman’s “Lovers Rocksteady EP” Is Out Now!! (FKX127)

LOVERS ROCKSTEADY EP
by OMEGAMAN
FKX127 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out now Worldwide – click thru to stream or download from your favorite platforms:
https://fanlink.to/LoversRocksteady

Omegaman is back with the sounds of summer! Sydney based producer, DJ and engineer Omegaman has put together this blinding 5-track Lovers Rocksteady EP which features some of Australia’s hottest vocalists and musicians. Always with an ear to that classic Jamaican rocksteady formula, Omegaman has assembled an all star cast to bring those long awaited good vibes, just in time for Aussie summer.

First up is Fool Fool Tings, a classic ska scorcher to get the party started. This track features Patou, who has recorded previous tracks with Omegaman already released on Fort Knox Recordings. Hailing from legendary outfits like the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Allniters and Club Ska, Patou knows his way around a skanking beat. Sublime horns from young newcomers The Ska-stards really lift the track into the stratosphere, as the relentless and upbeat head-nodding beats carry the track.

The Lovers Rocksteady EP features a number of female vocalists, and on Forever You & Me we are treated to the lovers rock melodies of Courtney Rachel. Now calling Australia home, this UK ex-pat is in the neo-soul group The Baldwins. She exudes confidence and brings her vocal chops to the table with an irresistible hook. You can just feel the late afternoon sun on your face and taste the salty sea air as Forever You & Me transports the listener to your favorite beach.

Omegaman has pulled out all the stops and crafted his own anthemic tune on Omega Rocksteady. Waistlines will be bubbling to these basslines, as the horns take it to the bridge. The real highlights here are the three vocalists featured; Patou, Katherine Vavahea and Tess Aboud. Its a rocksteady summer anthem and the vocalists gel together so well, you just wanna join the party and throw down.

It’s back to the lovers rock vibes with There She Goes, an emotional tune with pop sensibilities. If vocalist C-Major sounds familiar, thats because he appeared twice on The Voice Australia, as well front his own group Veneno. Summer love invariably leads to a break-up or two, and There She Goes is that perfect bitter-sweet tune, “and when she’s gone, there ain’t no stopping her.” Been there, done that.

Omegaman has saved one of the strongest tracks for the final entry on this release. Strap in, put on your sunglasses and get ready to Fly with Isis Ashton and Alpha Mama. These two Sydney based ladies bring their incomparable vocal skills to bear on this sweet, uplifting rocksteady tune. You can feel the love coming right thru the speakers as their soul drenched vocals lift your spirits. Artwork & design by Peter Metro for Metro Co.

What the DJs say about this release:

“Nice songs guys, good quality stuff, recordings sound great, vocals and instruments are great.” – Stickybuds

“A bit of the old school band “Madness” vibes in this one specially Fool Fool Tings.” – Pecoe

“Great sounds, nice vibe and summer feeling!-full support!” – Jayl Funk

“Nicely done pop oriented reggae with loads of musicianship and roots feel. Nicely done Omegaman!” – DJ Shoe

“oh yeah, timeless masterpiece of art – each track! – DJ Clairvo

“Loving the summer time vibes!” – D*Funk

“Forever You & Me is a fantastic reggae song for summer time! – Freethinker Funk Essence

“Omegaman keeps it REAL. Listen closely, youll keep finding unheard sounds on this record on your 100th play. This grooves.” – Busta

“REALLY NICE!!” – DJ Umbo

“Loving the Rocksteady vibe.” – Stereo 77

“Digging this release right here!!!” – DJ Wash

Out now Worldwide – click thru to stream or download from your favorite platforms:
https://fanlink.to/LoversRocksteady

Out Now: Qdup ft. EVeryman – Sound Off Remixes (FKX126)

SOUND OFF REMIXES
by Qdup ft. EVeryman
AGFA & STUND REMIXES
FKX126 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide!
Click thru to stream or download from all outlets:
https://fanlink.to/SoundOffRMX

When Qdup and Everyman collaborate on a tune, you can expect the party to be flexed. Living up to that expectation, their latest single ‘Sound Off’ has been rinsing clubs, pool parties and festivals alike throughout the summer of 2019. Now the track gets two fresh remixes, by funk duo All Good Funk Alliance and budding Canadian purveyor of house music, STUND. So get ready to Sound Off!

Washington, DC’s legendary masters of funky breaks, All Good Funk Alliance, are well known for their signature funk-laced breakbeat sound. With multiple full length albums, a steady flow of original singles, remixes, and DJ mixes to their credit; they have found global success and solidified their spot as some of the hardest working guys in the scene. AGFA’s remix of Sound Off is a certified breakbeat burner. It’s dancing synth leads and crisp beats work perfectly with EVeryman’s future funking rap style. These are the breaks. Turn this up and let it boom!

With his debut appearance on Fort Knox Recordings, STUND brings his energetic house sound to his remix, which is sure to get tech house heads jumping! With releases and remixes on Westwood X, House of Hustle and 3000 Deep, Stund has been making a name for himself and getting dance floors to shake in the process. He amped up the energy level and flipped Sound Off into a tech house stomper. Taking a different approach, this version rides on dubbed out vocal edits of EVeryman’s hooks. A rolling bass line, arpeggiated FX and pumping 4/4 beats drive this one straight to the dance-floor, so put on your dancing shoes and meet us at the party.

Here’s what the DJs say about it:

“Love both remixes!” – SkiiTour

“AGFA Remix is cool, groovy stuff. Will probably play the STUND Remix” – Stickybuds

“AGFA Remix is the one for me, a funky bomb” – Quincy Jointz

“AGFA Remix is nice. Always good stuff by them.” – Jayl Funk

“I love both remixes. But the STUND Remix is so catchy” – DJ Prosper

“Nice One! Full support for sure.” – DJ Clairvo

“Both Remixes are awesome!” – Busta

“Digging the AGFA Remix, minimal funk at its best.” – Pecoe

“The STUND Remix is my favourite here.” – Dr.Best

Out Now Worldwide!
https://fanlink.to/SoundOffRMX

All Good Funk Alliance presents FUNK THE WORLD 55!! (Free Download)

FUNK THE WORLD 55
Mixed by ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE
November 2019

World Premiere by Magnetic Magazine
Stream on Mixcloud | Soundcloud
Download on HearThis

“For this episode of Funk the World we wanted to dig deep and come up with another collection of songs from around the world that spoke to us. Our last Funk the World had an heavy Latin flavor but for this one we stretched out to include some songs from Africa as well. We hope you enjoy our heady blend of funky world music and it will inspire you to dig into some of these artists like Kansando from NYC whom was originally from Dominican Republic, his blend of traditional sounds with newer ideas and production techniques really draws you in. Shout out to guys like Oz Mcguire and his brother Pleasuremaker for hipping us to some fresh world cuts. Also, look out for some new All Good Funk Alliance material coming out soon, we are really stoked to bring some fresh material to you that we think you will really dig. Sit back, relax and take a trip around the world in your ears.”

All Good Funk Alliance

Tracklisting:
Baile – Perfumado
Dimapetrov – Renidade bossa
Emilio Santiago – Bananeria (Scocco Rework)
BxTreme DJ – SSS (Fusion Beat)
Krioula – Afro Funk
Kansado – Rahpapa
Fefa De Belem- Naturalemente (Bernardo Pinheiro Edit)
Djavan – Nereci (Bernardo Pinheiro Edit)
Cedric Im Brooks – Africa (V4ys Motherland Afro Beat)
Planet Muthazy – Black Queen (Lego Redfunk)
Elia y Elizabeth – Alegrira (DJ Caution Remix)
Fela Kuti – Upside Down (Franka Edit)
Bosq _ Backstrokin’ Ft Keleta
Maille – Rappers Delight Brass Remix
Jam Master – Afro Edit9
Kansado – Una Pa Celia
Momo Joseph – Love Arica Soul (Ferdinad Debeaufort)
Onipa – Open My Eyes
Watussi – Africa (AGFA Remix)