“I Know Kung Fu (DC’s Finest Remint)”
by Fort Knox Five
While curating Funk N’Beats Volume 4 for BombStrikes, Fort Knox Five recently rediscovered this lost gem from the Fort Knox vaults. Catch Steve Raskin of Fort Knox Five droppin’ some seriously funky DJ sets this summer at some awesome festivals and shows across Australia, Canada and the US.
mixed by Fort Knox Five
World Premiere by Magnetic Magazine:
Steve Raskin is getting ready to head out on a string of Summer Tour dates and festivals across the US, Canada & Australia. But before hitting the road, he cranked out the latest installment of the FUNK THE WORLD series full of funky tracks, remixes & edits. This 52 minute mix has just the right funky vibes to carry you into Summer 2018……
01 Dusty Donuts – Funky Thang_(Marc Hype & Naughty NMX Underground Edit)
02 Beat Le Juice – I Promise
03 Nas – I Can (Sylow Remix)
04 Kibosh – FUNKELASTICS
05 Woofax – Spoiler Alert
06 WBBL – Too Hot
07 Midnight Heist – Brothers on the Sly
08 Childish Gambino – Redbone (Nick Bike Edit)
09 Stickybuds – Ain’t Happen Yet
10 Krafty Kuts – Back To Flow
11 Father Funk & Bear Twists – Love Is The Answer
12 Crew Love Feat. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Smokers Delight
13 Robotaki – Ghostboy (feat. Claire Ridgely)
THE BIG BOOM
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018
18 & up
**Wednesday is a Holiday – No Work or School**
$10 Limited Advance Tickets
$10 Before 11pm / $15 After
18-20 year olds must buy advance tickets
at U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
FUNK PARADE SHOWCASE
Saturday May 12th, 2018
21 & Up
RSVP & Invite Friends here:
Funk Parade 2018 is happening all day on Saturday May 12th, 2018 in the U Street Corridor. There will be a dayfair, parade and live music throughout the day. For full info & updates on Funk Parade go here:https://www.funkparade.com/
For the full Funk Parade 2018 Programming Guide Go Here.
by Backbeat Underground
FKX117 – Fort Knox Recordings
Out Now Worldwide:
Last year Fort Knox Recordings released the funky soul-jazz sound of Backbeat Underground with their scorching tune “She Don’t Love Me” featuring Aaron Abernathy. Since then the band has been very busy releasing three more singles on their own, appearing on local radio and TV shows and were even featured recently at the world famous John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. So it is with great pleasure that we present to you a new Backbeat Underground single, the She Don’t Love Me Remixes.
From the first time they heard the original tune, Thunderball have been chomping at the bit to rework She Don’t Love Me into some smooth liquid style drum’n’bass. Thunderball bring over two decades of DnB expertise to the table and create a driving breakbeat soundscape replete with high tech sound effects, strong builds, drops and plenty of womp-womp basslines. The structure of the original tune is largely kept intact, and the strength of the track rests upon the soulful r&b soaked vocals of Aaron Abernathy, which fit with the drum’n’bass to create a rinsin’ roller!
The second remix is by Australia’s Pecoe, the head honcho at Breakzlinkz, Oz’s home for all things funky breaks and bass. On his remix, Pecoe deconstructs the track and puts it back together as a DJ friendly funky breaks workout for the dancefloor. Building upon the guitar and horn melodies, the first drop is built around Abernathy’s vocals, now chopped up and dubbed out a bit. Full vocals are only teased until the second half of the tune where the vibe picks up and takes the listener down the rabbit hole with loads of horns and soul crooning.
These two reworkings of this modern soul classic bring a fresh perspective and sound to Backbeat Underground. Whether its jazzy drum’n’bass or funky breakbeats, both of these remixes will be nice additions to a variety of mixes, podcasts, playlists and dj sets. Instrumentals of both remixes are also available.