“Jinglin’ Janglin’ ft. Baby Bam”
by Fort Knox Five & K+Lab
FKX120 – Fort Knox Recordings
Out Now Worldwide
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What the DJs had to say:
“Absolute massive fire” – D-Funk
“Great new stuff for the floors. Dig It” – Quincy Jointz
“H.O.T.” – Ursula 1000
“YES LADS absolute banger. Pretty sure I heard this at Motion Notion and it was a treat. Big loves!” –Father Funk
“Funky Ass Bam” – Barry Ashworth of Dub Pistols
“Hell Yeah, wicked tune!” – Stickybuds
“Awesome guys, love it!” – Nick of The Funk Hunters
“Pure fire for the dancefloor!” – Shantisan
Does your life need more cowbell and funky bass?
Over the past decade there has been a strong connection between Washington DC and British Columbia, Canada. Both places have produced and nurtured some incredibly talented funkateers, many of whom have remixed Fort Knox Five over the years. It has been a dream of ours to collaborate with these artists on original tracks, pushing forward the future sound of funk to start a new era that we have dubbed “DC to BC.” This release is the first of these collaborations, and the end result is nothing short of a boogie monster!
Jinglin’ Janglin’ was written with the funk and glitch hop maestro K+lab, a New Zealander who now calls Vancouver, BC home. His funky keys, electro-basses and catchy clavinets ooze all over this track. With the addition of Rob Myers’ Chic-inspired guitars and a super-stabby horn line, this track positively bounces along – a perfect hybrid of the K+Lab and FK5 styles! On top of all that, the tune features vocals from Hip-Hop royalty: Baby Bam of the Jungle Brothers, who has worked alongside De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest going back to the 1980s. His vocals bubble all over the track, telling you to just “funk wit it” and jinglin and janglin the vibes straight to your feet! This tune is a modern funk-meets-glitch hop banger that has been torching dance floors and festivals all summer.
We are super stoked to launch the DC to BC series with this wicked Captain K+lab collaboration. Already proven to do heavy duty on the dance floor, this release includes an instrumental mix for the DJs. Keep the funk janglin’ with this booty-shaker and stay tuned for the next installment of the DC to BC collabs.
FUNK THE WORLD 46
by Fort Knox Five
01 Sly5thAve – Next Episode
02 The Gap Band – Shake (D-Funk Mix)
03 Kibosh – Breaking Blue
04 Stickybuds – In Your System Feat. Frase
05 Prosper & Stabfinger – Get out of My Life (ft Ashley Slater & Tha Groovy Basterds)
06 Ken – Closer to the Sun (DiscObeta Remix)
07 Fort Knox Five and K+Lab – Jinglin’ Janglin’ feat. Baby Bam
08 Funky 4+1 – Thats the Joint
09 Oliver – Heart Attack feat. De La Soul
10 Fort Knox Five vs. Miguel Campbell – Give it a Sky Mode Minute
11 Jem Stone vs Plump DJ’s – Flunk Hits the Flan
12 Beat le Juice – The Beat Don’t Stop feat. Mr Stabalina
13 Powel – Since We’ve Been (Original Mix)
14 Moods – Get To Know You (feat. Pip Millett)
BABYLON DON’T INTERFERE EP
FKX119 – Fort Knox Recordings
Out Now Worldwide: https://fanlink.to/Omegaman
It’s been a few years since Fort Knox Recordings’ own Australian artist Omegaman has dropped some new music on the label. We are excited to welcome back our friend from Sydney with his brand new Babylon Don’t Interfere EP, which is a collaboration between the Aussie and some talented Washington, DC based vocalists. 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.
The title track features reggae legend and Grammy nominated Desi Hyson on vocals, an empowering roots-rocker rejection of Babylonian corruption. Desi’s voice will be familiar to many as he has had a long career as vocalist and keyboardist for the Original Wailers with Junior Marvin and Al Anderson, See-I, Culture, Moja Nya and others. Omegaman enlisted the skanking guitars of Marty Fabok of The OzSkas and Allniters on this track too, as well as Katherine Vavahea and Scott Russell of Red Wine Roses on background vocals and saxophone, respectively. The end result of this cross-continental collaboration is a wicked modern roots anthem with an uplifting message.
The Happy Ending Whisper Song is also included, and this one features Washington, DC based soulstress Edy Blu who has also recorded and performed with See-I. Edy Blu has been on an extended singer-songwriter walkabout around the world with her guitar, and in the process worked with Omegaman at his Studio 57 in Sydney. Together they crafted this funky, tropical soul groove as an ode to their dearly departed mutual friend Jon Horvath of Fort Knox Five, who inspired and supported both Edy and Omegaman. With his beats and her lyrics together they take you on an upbeat and hook filled cosmic ride to the other side, as Edy says “We all get a light and we all travel on….”
We are excited about Omegaman’s new tunes and these awesome collaborations, in fact we were told to expect more with Edy Blu coming soon, as well as some exciting remixes of both tracks. Instrumental versions of both tracks are also included for the DJs, thank you for playing our music.
The DJs feedback on this release:
DJ Kevlar – “Dope Grooves”
DJ Clairvo – “Happy Ending Whisper Song is so damn catchy!”
Cut la Whut – “Beach Vibes. Smoke Weed. Dance your face off.”
GOT FUNK Melbourne (DJ IDES) – “Gorgeous dub vibes, great release!”
Sista Selecta – “I Love it when tracks sound this good and even more when its an Aussie at the helm!”
Shantisan – “Babylon Don’t Interfere is a great tune for the Summer”
Quincy Jointz – “Wow, thats a great release. These two are really dope”
Los Chicos Altos – “Loving Babylon Don’t Interfere, straight into rotation”
Trotter – “Good feelings from Australia”
FK1000 Dj Mix
Fort Knox Five vs. Ursula 1000
Huge thanks to the fine folks over at BreakzLinkz for finding and resurrecting this classic DJ mix from the vaults!! Mixed back in March 2006, this FK1000 exclusive session features all the tasty FK Bombs from the old school.
Check out the BreakzLinkz feature here: FK1000 Mix is Back!
FK1000 – And Now Ladies & Gentlement
FK1000 – Drum Pan Sound
FK1000 – Under Mi Sensi
FK1000 – Another Message to Rudy
FK1000 – AW J5
FK1000 – Do What We Like
FK1000 – Its Rubix Thang
FK1000 – Bootlicks
FK1000 – I Know Kung Fu
FK1000 – Notorius Message
FK1000 – Our Definition
FK1000 – Lauren Don’t Tek No
FK1000 – Gorillaz Got Soul
FK1000 – Buffalo Boot
FK1000 – Party’s Over
SONIC DROP REMIXES
Out Now Worldwide: https://fanlink.to/SonicDropRMX
Qdup is back for summer and his booty-shaking 808 laced hip-hop breaks monster “Sonic Drop ft Awoke” has been remixed into three different directions, all of them destined to rock the dancefloor. The original version, with San Francisco b-girl Awoke’s fresh lyrics, has been doing damage all spring and now Qdup has enlisted some good friends to reinterpret his party anthem. The results are just as funkin’ delicious as you might imagine, Sonic Drop has truly been taken to the next level with these three remixes.
Label bosses Fort Knox Five slowed the tempo and dropped their signature electronic meets live instrumentation sound. Rob Myers, who also plays with Thievery Corporation added some funky guitars to this stellar remix. Awoke’s party flow shines over the funk grooves as the bass and beats drive you straight to the dancefloor. It’s a funky party over here; now push it!
You may know Bradley Drop from his heavy presence in the Beatport Top 10 Breaks charts over the last year. Another Washington DC area music producer, Bradley Drop makes his debut appearance on Fort Knox Recordings with this remix. He pushed up the rave level and turned up the breaks pressure to 11, this breaks gem will fire up any crowd!
2Tight and King Felix are staples in the Los Angeles underground DJ scene. They flex their DJ sensibilities and take Sonic Drop into the four to the floor arena with their Warehouse Nitrous Refix. Their Future House meets Bass House treatment sounds like something pumping out of a DTLA warehouse. Turn on the smoke machine, drop the bass and get ready to boogie!.
Qdup has been hard at work in the studio and has put together a great release with three solid remixes. From mid-tempo party rocking to uptempo breaks and future house; this remix package has a little something to cover all your dance floor needs. All three remixes are also available as instrumentals.