Out Now: Qdup’s “Joyride ft. EVeryman” (FKX107)

“Joyride” featuring EVeryman
by Qdup
FKX107 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide on
Beatport | JunoDownload | Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes

Tracklisting:
1. Joyride ft. EVeryman (Original Mix)
2. Joyride (Instrumental Mix)
3. Joyride ft. EVeryman (Dub Mix)

Touring extensively on the West Coast for the past couple of years has brought Qdup into close contact with Los Angeles based MC, vocalist & DJ EVeryman. Qdup and EVeryman found themselves on a similar trajectory as EVeryman toured all year on a special Pumpkin Tribute tour, while Qdup and Fort Knox Five spent the year celebrating Jon Horvath. Their friendship and the love of funk brought these two artists together, and the result is Joyride, a lively g-funk west coast party anthem.

Cruise down the avenue on a Joyride with Qdup as EVeryman calls out to the party; “Let’s take a ride, put the rhythm inside, flip the switch with the funk, c’mon feel the vibe.” His bubbling vocals and crisp lyricism bounce on top of Qdup’s swinging synths and stomping beats. Referencing classic old school funk and hip-hop, EVeryman weaves a lyrical tale down memory lane, where old school meets new school to create a future funk anthem for the 21st Century. Qdup himself drops the hook on his Talk Box chorus, which complements Everyman’s old school hip-hop flow.

Slynky 1970’s p-funk inspired west coast basslines sit on top of solid beats that propel the Joyride straight down to the coast. The DC go-go influence can be heard on the cowbells and percussion, that gives it a booty-shaking vibe. Funky horn stabs and wah-wah guitars firmly establish this tune as a funk monster, destined to wreck dancefloors everywhere.

In conjunction with this release Qdup and EVeryman head out on a string of “Hearts of Funk Tour” dates in the US and Canada. EVeryman also contributed the latest DJ mix to Fort Knox s hugely popular Funk The World mix series, bringing him closer into the Fort Knox Recordings family. Joyride is only the first in a series of new singles by Qdup, so stay tuned for more funk coming soon. Along with the full vocal original version, both instrumental and dub mixes are also available.

Sat June 3rd – JUBILEE PA w/ FK5, Nappy Riddem & Empresarios at Joanna Furnace

On June 3rd, 2017 Pollen Consolidated LLC and Habitat for Humanity of Berks County are teaming up to host “Jubilee at Joanna Furnace”, an eclectic music and arts festival being held at Historic Joanna Furnace in Morgantown, PA. The music lineup and arts event schedule can be found at www.jubileepa.com . Proceeds from the festival will go to Habitat for Humanity of Berks County to further their mission of neighborhood revitalization and home ownership opportunities.

Pollen Consolidated presents
JUBILEE PA
A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Berks County
at Historic Joanna Furnace – Morgantown, PA
Saturday June 3rd, 2017

featuring:

FORT KNOX FIVE
NAPPY RIDDEM
EMPRESARIOS
+ many more TBA

Buy advance tickets here.

RSVP & Invite friends on Facebook here.

Historic Joanna Furnace
1250 Furnace Rd
Morgantown, PA 19543

This year’s Jubilee will feature a headlining performance by DC’s own Fort Knox Five with supporting performances by distinguished regional musicians and artists in a variety of genres. Live audio and visual art, including community interactive projects, will be showcased throughout the grounds. Unique food, beverage and other vendors will be on site. Performances and exhibitions will take place from Noon-11:30pm on Saturday June 6th with an on-site Silent Disco afterparty from 11:30pm-1am. Held in the beautiful wooded outdoors of Joanna Furnace, it is accessible easily via the Morgantown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Come on out and join us as we party with a purpose and funk for peace.

DC Music Rocks Features Fort Knox Five & Fort Knox Recordings!

WERA 96.7 FM & Arlington Independent Media present
DC MUSIC ROCKS
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/

On Tuesday March 7th, 2017 the weekly DC Music Rocks program featured Fort Knox Five and Fort Knox Recordings, playing music from the label and interviewing both Steve Raskin and Andy Cerutti.

Stream the show, read the transcripts, see photos & more here:
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/episodes/march-7-2017-ft-andy-cerutti-and-steve-raskin-of-fort-knox-recordings

Watch the 15 minute video interview here:

Stream the entire March 7th DC Music Rocks show here:

Thunderball presents Funk The World 39! (Free Download)

Funk The World 39
mixed by Thunderball
March 2017

TrackListing:
01 Oscar Brown Jr. – Humdrum Blues (Dj Rebel re-shake)
02 Thunderball – The Panther feat. Mustafa Akbar
03 Eric B and Rakim – Soul To Infinity (Jimi Needles DnB Edit)
04 Drumagick – Brazilian D&B feat Joao Sobral (Vocal Club)
05 DJ Chap – Its Seems Im Never (Chap Inna Space remix)
06 Groove Theory – Tell Me (Al Pack Bootleg)
07 Kool & the Gang – Summer Madness (Rowpieces_bootleg)
08 Ancient Astronauts – Lost In Marrakesh (Pathaan’s Mirage Mix)
09 Fort Knox Five – Mission To The Sitars (Thunderball Remix)
10 See-I – Never Give Up (Thunderball Remix)
11 Mista Savona – Carnival (Ed Solo + Stickybuds Remix)
12 Rafau Etamski – Feel So Shy (Original Mix)
13 All Mode, Bert H, Elix – City Is Waiting feat. Elix (Original Mix)
14 Mr Joseph – Form Me to You
15 Thunderball – Scorpio Rising

DC Music Download’s “Sounds Of The City Festival” – March 2-5, 2017

DC Music Download hosted the 4 Day
“Sounds Of The City Festival”
March 2nd – 5th, 2017
http://dcmusicdownload.com/sounds-of-the-city-festival/

“D.C. Music Download is proud to announce and present Sounds of the City, a brand *new* four-day D.C. music, arts and interactive festival.

Between March 2-5 2017, D.C.’s best and brightest musicians, artists and entrepreneurs will unite for this massive celebration. Sounds of the City won’t be limited to just live music–we’ll also have panels, networking events, workshops, expos and interactive experiences that are free and all-ages!”

On Sunday March 5th the “Sounds Of The City Festival” presented its second panel discussion event, this one entitled “Sound Advice: How to Promote Yourself in the Digital Age.” Alongside some DC Music Industry folks was Fort Knox Recordings’ own label manager Andy Cerutti on this panel – you can stream the video below:

-PARTICIPATING PANELISTS-
Maggie Cannon–Booker, 9:30 Club and I.M.P
Andy Cerutti–Label Manager, Fort Knox Recordings
Fitz Holladay–Director, Sofar Sounds Washington, DC
Lisa Larson–Event Manager, Comet Ping Pong
Brandon Wetherbee–Managing Editor, Brightest Young Things
Kevin Chambers (Flash Frequency)
Discussion moderated by Ferman Patterson and Michel Wright of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment