FK5 & K+Lab’s Jingling Bells Mix of Jinglin’ Janglin’ – Out Now!

Jinglin’ Janglin’ ft. Baby Bam (Jingling Bless Mix)
by Fort Knox Five & K+Lab
FKX122 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide: fanlink.to/JinglingBells

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Every holiday season brings back the annual challenge of finding good quality and funky holiday songs to play. Its always been hard to share the season’s greetings and get those booties on the dancefloor at the same time. And that is exactly why Fort Knox Five and K+Lab have decided to remint their smash hit “Jinglin’ Janglin’”, and are releasing a special holiday version Jingling Bells Mix.

FK5 and K+Lab had such a great time working together on the first DC to BC collaboration, and the resulting Jinglin’ Janglin’ tune has been a big hit. All of that heavy bass and funky breaks from the original are still there, with a healthy serving of sleigh bells, xylophone and festive percussion added throughout. The result is a funky Noel anthem with Baby Bam’s call to Rewind it back, just listen to the track even more important during the hectic year end holidays.

So warm up the wassail and get the White Elephant party started, its time to take a funky sleigh ride with Fort Knox Five and K+Lab on their Jingling Bells Mix. The instrumental version gives the track even more versatility as the vocals drop out and the holiday cheer gets cranked up a notch. Everybody at Fort Knox Recordings would like to wish you and your loved ones a warm, safe holiday season this year!

Funk The World 47 by D-Funk is Out Now! (Free Download)

FUNK THE WORLD 47
Mixed by D-Funk
November 2018
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Tracklist:
Intro – Tom Showtime ‘Funk Pants’ intro [Grits N Gravy]
D-Funk & Mr Doris – Kiss My Baby Back Again [Forthcoming on Grits N Gravy]
Stretch – ‘Why Did You Do It’
D-Funk – Four Play [That’s Not An Edit // Free Download]
JM Edits – ‘Fela’
D-Funk – ‘Funky John The Preacherman’ [Free Download]
Seu Jorge – ‘Caroline (Bump It Seu’ (CMan Edit // D-Funk Edit) [That’s Not An edit // Free Download]
Sharon Jones – ‘How Long’ (Sylow Mix)
Zapp – ‘More Bounce To The Once’ (MG Edit by Afshin & Kiss My Back Jazz)
Opolopo – ‘Twenty Second Thoughts’ w/ Ohio Players ‘Fire’ (Acapella)
Abc Of Funk feat B Solone – ‘Royal Funk’
Parliament – ‘Chocolate City’ (Chuck Wild’s Bronco Drama Mix)
KS French – ‘Still On The Case’
Kano – Can’t Hold Back (Disco Devil Edit)
Dj Butcher – ‘Talk Is Cheap’
Sugar Ray Johnson & D-Funk – ‘Save Me’ [Grits N Gravy]
D-Funk & Philly Blunt – Time To Move’ [Grits N Gravy]
Fatpack Band – ‘Backstrokin’ (Petko Turner Edit)
The Hipsters – Love Thing (V Notch Edit)
Doug Masters – ‘Jingo Back’ [Free Download]
Ron Basejam – Someday
Eat More Cake feat Emily May – ‘Teardrops’ (Jayl Funk Mix) [Grits N Gravy]

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Out Now: Babylon Don’t Interfere Remixed EP by Omegaman

Babylon Don’t Intefere Remixed EP
by Omegaman
FKX121 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide: fanlink.to/BabylonRMX

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Earlier this year Omegaman dropped the Babylon Don’t Interfere EP, which was an experiment into global reggae grooves as he collaborated with vocalists Desi Hyson and Edy Blu. The result was two tracks of funky reggae and tropical soul, both begging to be remixed for the dancefloor. Reworking Omegaman’s tunes are none other than Ornette Hawkins from Washington, DC, the British DJ Maars who now lives in Australia and DJ Clairvo from Budapest. The vibes are coming in from around the globe on this one, taking you on a wild ride through drum’n’bass, funk and breakbeat.

First up is the DC production duo Ornette Hawkins and their remix of Babylon Don’t Interfere featuring vocals by Desi Hyson. Ornette Hawkins is Marc Blackwood and Maxwell Houston, and the duo has already been featured on Doc Scott’s 31 Records and both are busy with their own drum’n’bass, jazz and funk endeavors. The remix comes through big, bad and heavy! Which is best when it comes to amen breaks. Desi’s vocals are chopped up and even timestretched for great ragga effect, with dubby samples throughout. This one is meant to be heard loud, as the horns float in and out over a very heavy bassline, get ready for some bloodclot jungle business here.

Next up is DJ Maars who characteristically drops the bass and kicks the beats, he’s got the goods. The DJ Maars remix is a complete reinterpretation of the original and we love it, both groovy and spacey, but pumping enough for the dancefloor. Edy Blu’s vocals sound great over these beefed up hip-hop breaks, washing synths and a warped bassline. The result is uptempo Big Beat Soul and it is catchy as hell.

Rounding out the release is a second remix of The Happy Ending Whisper Song, this time by DJ Clairvo of Mustbeat Crew and Lack Jemmon. Clairvo rebuilds the tune around a breakbeat core, Edy Blu’s vocals are pitched up and get the sample treatment throughout. As the track builds up and breaks down, there’s enough dubby and glitched out effects to please all the heads. This track will do damage on the dancefloor with its big bass drops and sweet vocals, so bring it on.

“Ornette Hawkins Remix is sweet” – Stickybuds

“I’m absolutely into that DJ Maars Remix! Great Job!” – Herbert Shantisan

“Ornette Hawkins Remix is killer!” – Farbsie Funk

“Top release!” Clairvo Remix is bomb” – Mario Lovakovic Umbo

“Clairvo Remix is the one!” – Quincy Jointz

“Dope Release, love all 3 tracks” – Frèsh Andy

“A Solid release with some great reggae vibes” – Pecoe

“Nice release, Clairvo steals the show!” – BadboE

“Def feeling the DJ Maars Remix!” – D*Funk

“The DJ Maars Remix will be broadcasted!” – Seb Krimi of Radio Krimi – Records

“The Maars and Clairvo Remixes are heaters!” – Stereo 77

FK5 & Qdup’s Fractal Forest Four Deck Set from Shambhala 2018 is Here!

Four Deck DJ Set at Shambhala Fractal Forest 2018
by Fort Knox Five and Qdup
August 2018

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Tracklisting:
01 Fort Knox Five & Qdup – Shambhala Intro
02 Fort Knox Five & K+Lab – JInglin’ Janglin
03 Basement Freaks – Talking About Da Funk
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Acapella)
04 Niti Gritti – Funky Bizness
Fort Knox Five – Funk 4 Peace (Acapella)
05 Lack Jemmon – Forbidden Treasures
Qdup – Get Up (Acapella)
06 Dubra – Twerk Boogie
King Tee – Bass (Acapella)
07 Ali B feat Baby Bam – The Music Saves Me
08 Afrika Bambaata – Zulu (We Don’t Stop Yawl)
Parker – Western Soul (Acapella)
09 WBBL – Too Hot
Tower of Power – This Type of Funk (Acapella)
10 D’Angelo – Left and Right (Frankee More Bootleg)
11 Mr. Stablina – Do You Like It
Fort Knox Five – Whatcha Gonna Do (Acapella)
12 Prosper & Stabfinger – Fire in Me
13 Slynk – Baby Lets Go
Vinyl Life – Future Beat (Acapella)
14 Sammy Senior – Jump Up! (Q’s Four Deck Edit)
All Good Funk Alliance – New York Funk (Acapella)
15 Thumpasaurus – I’m Too Funky (Justin Jay Edit)
16 ATFC – Hipcats (Q’s Four Deck Edit)
Take it Back (Acapella)
17 Claptone – Din Da Da (Q’s Four Deck Edit)
Vinyl Life – Like This (Acapella)
18 Vision Factory – Nuphenomena (original Mix)
Fort Knox Five – Ready Go (Acapella)
19 Qdup & Friskie Business – The Humpty Bump
20 Jarred Gallo – Westside Funk
De La Soul – Presto (Acapella)
21 Bombay Traffic – Soul Brother (Superlover Remix)
Fort Knox Five – Party Pushers (Acapella)
22 Block and Crown – Get on Up
Natural Born Chillers – Rock the Funky Beats (Acapella)
23 Ocsav – Nobody
Fort Knox Five – Killa Sound Boy (Acapella)
24 Qdup – Sonic Drop
25 Vision Factory, Vanilla Ace – Homeboy Anthem
Masta Ace – Born to Roll (Acapella)
26 Retrovision – Get Down (Extended Mix)
Basement Jaxx – Wheres Your Head At? (Acapella)
27 Boogie Town (Wes Smith vs. Fat Larry’s Band)
Parliament – Give up the Funk (Acapella)
28 Mr. Stabalina – Funkass Bassline
29 Jahmaikl, Austin Digo – Floorfillers
Hot Streak – Body Work (Acapella)
30 Warren G – Niceguys Remix
31 Fort Knox Five – Give it a Minute

Jinglin’ Janglin’ ft. Baby Bam by FK5 & K+Lab is out now!

“Jinglin’ Janglin’ ft. Baby Bam”
by Fort Knox Five & K+Lab
FKX120 – Fort Knox Recordings
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Out Now Worldwide
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What the DJs had to say:

“Absolutely Quality!” – WBBL“I Like That!” – Jayl Funk

“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

“Funky breaks on another level” – DJ Clairvo ofMustBeat Crew

 

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.