Tues July 3rd: THE BIG BOOM w/ K+Lab, FK5 & Raptorstein at UHall DC

Fort Knox Recordings presents
Tuesday July 3rd, 2018


Fort Knox Five

18 & up
10pm Doors
**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
Tix: https://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/1707194-big-boom-ft-k-lab-fort-washington/

at U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC


Saturday May 12 – FUNK PARADE at Franklin Hall – 7pm at 1348 Florida Ave NW

Fort Knox Recordings & Franklin Hall present
Saturday May 12th, 2018


Gordon Sterling and the People
Backbeat Underground

21 & Up

at Franklin Hall
1348 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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.

FKX117 Out Now: She Don’t Love Me Remixed by Backbeat Underground

She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do) ft. Aaron Abernathy Remixed
by Backbeat Underground
FKX117 – Fort Knox Recordings

Out Now Worldwide:

Download on iTunes | BeatportBandcamp
Stream on Spotify | Soundcloud | Apple Music

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.

MonkeyTwerk DJs present Funk The World 44 (Free Download)

Funk The World 44
Mixed by Monkey Twerk
March 2018

World Premiere by SoulGuru & Life Support Machine

Stream on Mixcloud
Download on Soundcloud

Jelly (feat. Texture Like Sun) – Opiuo
Bouncin’ Back – Mystikal
Heavyweight Sound – Wax
Tu eres – Alberto Style feat. Mexicano
Superman (feat. Taiwan MC & Plex Rock)
El meneito – El general
Drank En Drugs (D’Maduro Sober Bootleg) – Lil Kleine & Ronnie Flex
Anderson.Paak – Come Down (SLY ‘Melba’ Edit)
Can’t Stop – The Rastaman feat Cranic King
Vengo Acabando – DJ Nelson Y Alberto Stylee
Fat Ass Beat – Dubra & Arteo
El papichulo – La factoria
Play That Funky Music (Pecoe Remix) – Wild Cherry
Chunky (Club Mix) – Format:B
My Babe (Me & My Toothbrush Remix) – Alex Kenji
Just Let Me Dance (Dj XS Edit) – Scandal
Sunshine Hotel – Marcapasos
Summertime – Milk & Sugar
Get Down – Capo, Comes, Jonk, Spook
Sweet Darling (Dj XS Edit) – Jnr. Wells
Downtown – Scotty Boy
Downtown Drive – Tonbe
Ghetto Funk – Mancodex
Rain – Earstrip
Push It – Scotty Boy
Come On (Club Mix) – Me & My Toothbrush
Kazoo (Extended Mix) – Dave Winnel
Different Strokes (Pecoe Edit) – Syl Johnson
We’re Here for a Good Time – Trooper

Out Now: “Sonic Drop” by Qdup featuring Awoke

Sonic Drop ft. Awoke
by Qdup
FKX116 – Fort Knox Recordings
Out Now Worldwide: https://fanlink.to/qdup

Download on Beatport | JunoDownload | iTunes | Bandcamp
Stream on Spotify | Soundcloud | YouTube | Apple Music

“Solid track from my one of our favorite funk brothers.” – All Good Funk Alliance

“Qdup drops some seriously Booty Shaking Funky Beats on his new single. Playful and badass at the same time.” – Fort Knox Five

“Love it! Breakbeat and B Girl vibes for days on the lyrical track. Love that “poppin” sound that goes hand in hand with the “pop it” vocal sample. This track will be in my summer sets for 2018 without a doubt!” – Cut la Whut

“Very fresh! I like it a lot!” – Shantisan

“A certified booty shaking floor filler that will do the business every single time!” – Life Support Machine

“Qdup & Awoke in a killer combo, big tune!” – DJ Ides (Melbourne, Aus)

Qdup returns to Fort Knox Recordings with a new single first imagined on the Playa at Burning Man. During his first trip to Black Rock City Qdup performed a special hip-hop showcase at Funky Town and invited MC’s to rock his set and bring the cypher to the desert. San Francisco b-girl and Hip-Hop aficionado Awoke was one of the MC’s that appeared out of the dust and blessed the mic that afternoon and caught the ears of the crowd, inspiring this collaboration. “Sonic Drop” captures the fun of that impromptu Hip-Hop jam in the desert. This tune pops and locks from start to finish, with an infectious vibe that invites the party to get down on the dancefloor like Awoke and Qdup did that day!

The track is all about Awoke’s flow as she says “Feel it deep inside and when the DJ starts to vibe, I’ll be the first one in line, straight Salt-N-Pepa pushin’.” It’s time to push it real good, so get on the dancefloor and push it when the DJ drops this cut! Qdup’s tight beats, 808 boom and bass-laden production set the tone as Awoke’s concise party raps direct the dancefloor to drop it like it’s hot. Put this on as a sure-fire way to get booties moving and create a Sonic Drop on the dance floor.