DC Music Download hosted the 4 Day
“Sounds Of The City Festival”
March 2nd – 5th, 2017
“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:
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
Funk The World 38
Mixed by EVeryman
World Premiere by Magnetic Magazine.
Fort Knox Recordings is proud to present Funk The World 38 mixed by our good friend EVeryman from Los Angeles, CA. Stay tuned for a forthcoming Qdup tune featuring EVeryman coming soon on Fort Knox Recordings. On top of this get ready for EVeryman’s debut album “Good Deeds” coming out on March 25th on Little Giant Acorn Records.
Chali 2na EVeryman Shout out
Yasin Gaye (Mos Def & Marvin Gaye) – There is a way- Amerigo Gazaway
Marvin Gaye, Erik Sermon, Jill Scott-Turn On Some Golden Music- Serge Gamesbourg Edit
Jamiroquai / Tupac – Virtual Love – Daigo
Funk Ferret – So Dam Hot – Funk Ferret
Lupe Fiasco – Hard Kick, Hard Push – Daigo
I Heard That – LTJ Edit
Prosper & Badboe vs. Buju Banton – If You Want My Love – Prosper & BadBoe
David Bowie – FAME – Bobby C Sound TV remix
Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin (Gram-Of-Fun Edit)
Barrington Levy – Gimme The Grass – Bosq rework
Busta Brown – I Feel Good – Soul Mates Remix – Amerigo Gazaway
Price – Musicology – Bruno Borlone & Boogie Mike Remix
NWA feat. Snoop Dogg vs. Danny Massure & BadBoe Checkin’ – BadBoe
Spiltmilk – PROMISE THE FUNK
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ – Altered Tapes Remix
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum – Jon Kwest Remix
David Bowie – Golden Years -The Reflex Revision
Prince- The Sex Of It – Morlack Remix
Fatboy Slim – Mad Flava- Autograf Tribute
Chali 2na EVeryman Shout out
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Don’t Go Remixes
by Fort Knox Five
FKX106 – Fort Knox Recordings
Getting the chance to record in the studio with soul legend Sir Joe Quarterman was one of the highlights of the year for Fort Knox Five, and the track Don’t Go became an instant funk classic. As soon as the single was released, we heard from some of our close friends who were eager to rework the track and we are proud to present these two fine remixes from K+Lab and .
First up is New Zealand’s own K+Lab, who brings live synths and keys to the forefront on his glitched out funky bass remix. The original vocals and horns are layered on top of his beefed up beats and heavy bass stabs. This remix takes the soul of the original and injects it with a heavy dose of modern glitched out funk transforming it into a dancefloor scorcher.
Not to be outdone is Trotter, our man in Sao Paulo, who strips out the original’s retro funk feel replacing it with a swinging future funk vibe. Bouncing and bubbling synth lines run throughout the remix, dominating the track to create a modern P-Funk groove. Trotter’s remix shows his versatile production skills by tweaking the old school flavor of the original track and bringing it into the new millennium.
Fort Knox Recordings is stoked to start the new year with a bang, enlisting two fantastic artists who delivered their debut Fort Knox Five remixes on this single. These remixes take the track in two distinct directions; glitch-hop and future funk, however they both follow Sir Joe’s advice, “Step back three times, aww turn it around!” Instrumental version of both tracks are also available, making this a must have for funk DJs across the globe.
12 Mile High Remixed
FKX106 – Fort Knox Recordings
All good things come in fives! And now, Fort Knox Recordings is rereleasing Thunderball’s fifth studio album, 12 Mile High Remixed, which was first released in 2011 on Thievery Corporation’s ESL Music imprint. Thunderball has invited some of their favorite producers from around the globe to remix the original songs from their album 12 Mile High taking the tracks to new, stratospheric heights and uncharted sonic realms. The remixes cross a wide selection of contemporary electronic music genres including: Lounge, Dub, Drum & Bass, Breaks, Dubstep and House.
Zeb “The Spy from Cairo” begins the journey with his remix of “Dub Science” which traverses the nether regions of Arab soundscapes and Balkan dub. Spain’s Al Lindrum strips down the title track to it’s core with driving, percussive breaks and tripped out sitars. QDUP Foundation’s remix of “I C Colors” brings a psychedelic soul breaks vibe which summons the Funkadelic mothership home. Rhythm & Culture producers, Thomas Blondet and Second Sky create an incredible cinematic soundtrack to “Rio Mescalito” that pays homage to classic ’70s cop show funk. Mash & Munkee continue the soundtrack with a soul jazz version of “Flippin’ It On.” DC’s new latin Dons, the Empresarios bring a late night house vibe to “Low Down Weather.” The party continues with Thunderball putting on their Fort Knox Five hat to bring an electro breaks version of the reggae-tinged anthem “Moon on the Rise.” Mo’ Horizons alter ego, Sono Rhizmo flips things up with their sun-drenched latin remix of “Rico Ritmo.”
To show their love for all things drum and bass, Thunderball invited D&B heavyweights Drumagick and the Basement Freaks to deliver monster remixes of “Make Your Move.” Canadian based producers, Knight Riderz drop a lazer-bass bomb with their twisted, low frequency remix of “Enter the Brahmin.” JPOD the Beat Chef cooks up a mid-tempo stepper with his take of “12 Mile High.” Long time friend and collaborator, Ursula 1000 delivers an electric-rainbow, disco breaks remix of “I C Colors.” The clandestine Mexicans with Guns unload both barrels with their ghettotech remix of “Rio Mescalito” which was featured on RCRD LBL. Ghost’s on Tape Remix of “Runaway” which features ethereal vocals in the middle of an illegal warehouse party circa 1993 has already been lauded by XLR8R magazine. And ESL producer and house DJ Enea closes out the compilation with his dubbed out, future sounds remix of “Dub Science.”
In 2003 Thunderball spawned the Fort Knox Five. Now – all these years later – Fort Knox Recordings is proud to welcome Thunderball home by reissuing this amazing collection. 12 Mile High Remixed delivers 16 DJ-friendly tracks that cross through the many genres of today’s diverse electronic music. Stay tuned for more upcoming Thunderball releases, including new tunes, B-Sides and rarities coming in 2017!