FKX112 Is Out Now: Qdup’s Get Up Remixes by AGFA & Friskie Business!

Artist: Qdup
Release: Get Up feat. Jerome Joyce Remixes
Label: Fort Knox Recordings
Catalog #: FKX112
Out Now Worldwide!

Downloads available on Beatport | JunoDownload | iTunes | Bandcamp
Streaming now on Soundcloud | Spotify 

1. Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce (All Good Funk Alliance Mix)
2. Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce (All Good Funk Alliance Instrumental Mix)
3. Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce (Friskie Business Mix)
4. Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce (Friskie Business Instrumental Mix)

Earlier this spring, Qdup released the funky dance-floor Hip-Hop Breaks anthem “Get Up featuring Jerome Joyce”, and now the tune has been remixed by both All Good Funk Alliance and Friskie Business. Qdup goes way back with AGFA, having collaborated on songs, remixes and many shows together over the years. Friskie Business is another talented producer that came out of the Washington, DC area rave scene and has now relocated to Los Angeles, CA.

All Good Funk Alliance is no stranger to Fort Knox Recordings, having released their full-length “Jacks of All Trades” album, singles and multiple remixes with the label. They’ve also consistently released tunes with many well-respected Funky Breaks, House and Hip Hop imprints including their own Super Hi-Fi Recordings over the years. Their DC roots shine through with swung out Go-go style percussion and driving beats while a smooth bass line, hi-fi keyboard and lush pads set the mood for the dance floor.

Travis Payne aka Friskie Business has been pushing funky dance floor sounds for almost two decades. He’s part of the Burning Man camp Charlie Unicorns Crew along side west coast party rockers DJ Dan & Diva Danielle. They’re known for throwing all out dance parties on their unicorn art car. Friskie flips up the beat to a stomping 4/4 flavored glitch-hop tune. A menacing bass line and siren synth stabs set the tone and compliment Jerome Joyce’s party raps which is sure to get booty stomping results every time!

Free Download: “Real Love Baby (Smalltown DJs & Fort Knox Five Remix)” for Shambhala 20th!

Real Love Baby (Smalltown DJs & Fort Knox Five Remix)
by Father John Misty
August 2017
Free Download Here

To celebrate 20 years of Shambhala and also the Smalltown DJs Soundcloud reaching 1 million plays – we are giving away this new remix of Father John Misty’s Real Love Baby. This is a tune that we all wanted to rework from the first time we heard it. It’s got that perfect mix of swirling psych-rock and and undeniable hook. The remix is meant to be played loud in the forest with 15,000 of your closest friends and family. Happy 20th birthday to Shambhala and everyone who makes it so great.

Thanks for listening!

Smalltown DJs:

Fort Knox Five:

Qdup Releases “Joyride Remixes” by Wes Smith & Rusty Cravers on FKX111

Artist: Qdup
Release: Joyride ft. EVeryman Remixes
Label: Fort Knox Recordings
Catalog #: FKX111

Out Now Worldwide!

Downloads available on Beatport | JunoDownload | iTunes | Bandcamp

Streaming now on Soundcloud | Spotify | YouTube

1. Joyride ft. EVeryman (Wes Smith Remix)
2. Joyride ft. EVeryman (Rusty Cravers Remix)
3. Joyride (Wes Smith Remix Instrumental)
4. Joyride (Rusty Cravers Remix Instrumental)

It’s apparent how much fun Qdup and EVeryman had while writing the lyrics for Joyride. They were on tour driving between gigs and pulled inspiration for being on a Joyride to the party. For these remixes, Qdup commissioned a few good friends to hop in the whip and reimagine the ride. First up is old friend and fellow Washington, DC native Wes Smith who relocated to San Diego, CA. Rusty Cravers is the new Future House side project of Vancouver’s Wood n Soo who are good friends from western Canada and part of the Danio Management family.

You may know Wes Smith from his releases on Punks Music and his own Juice Recordings imprint, Wes has really made a name for himself in recent years with his remixes and original production. This is the second Wes Smith Remix on Fort Knox Recordings, and his musical diversity shines well on this remix as he pumps up the tempo to a Jacking Funky House vibe. Wes Smith let EVeryman’s lyrics lead the track and drops a huge 808 fueled breaks breakdown in the middle which is sure to set the dance floor ablaze!

Rusty Cravers push the tempo up as well and remixed Joyride into a bass-driven Future House banger destined to wreck dance floors worldwide. Laden with infectious dark keyboard leads and more dubbed out vocals let their clean production style come through. Huge horn stabs push a driving house beat and a devastating sub bass that can flex any sound system set the tone for their trip to the party!

FKX110: Qdup’s “Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce” is Out Now!

Artist: Qdup
Release: Get Up ft. Jerome Joyce
Label: Fort Knox Recordings
Catalog #: FKX110

Download today on Beatport | JunoDownload | iTunes | Bandcamp
Streaming now on Soundcloud | Spotify | Youtube

Qdup is back with another sure-fire dance floor bomb and this time he teamed up with Jerome Joyce, an MC that splits his time between Detroit and Los Angeles. This collaboration came out of a chance meeting at Northern Nights Music Festival while Fort Knox Five and Qdup performed there last year. As they were walking between festival stages, Jerome Joyce dropped a fresh freestyle over some beatbox beats that Qdup dropped, and they immediately knew they had to work together. The result is “Get Up”, a slice of hip-hop driven, mid-tempo breaks that captures the fun of that spontaneous freestyle which inspired this track.

“Now up everybody throw your hands to the sky, we gonna party like it’s over and the planet could die.” There will be no parking on the dance floor while this cut is on! Qdup delivers a bubbly stomping beat that sits directly in the funky pocket while Jerome Joyce effortlessly locks into the swing of the track and gets the party hyped. Party raps, and Qdup’s tight production sets the mood, while the infectious hook entices the dance floor to “Get Up.”

Qdup’s updates classic funk with new school production, as the East Coast meets West Coast vibes shine through loud and clear. DC’s go-go influence is felt with Rototom driven beats and a swing that will make you feel like you’re at a block party in Washington, DC. Underneath it all is a rump shaking bass line that would make Bootsy Collins proud.

Qdup included a sneak peek of the track in his 2017 Promo Mix for the fourth annual DC Funk Parade. Stay tuned for more Qdup tunes and remix singles forthcoming on Fort Knox Recordings in 2017. This package includes a DJ friendly collection of mixes that include the full vocal, instrumental and dub mixes.

Monday July 3rd – The Big Boom w/ SkiiTour & FK5 at UHall DC

Fort Knox Recordings and Quid Promo present
Monday July 3rd, 2017

Fort Knox Five
Dj Phil Dice

9:30pm – 3:00am
18 & Up
**Tuesday is a Holiday, no work or school the next day!**

$10 Limited Advance Tickets
$10 Before 11pm / $15 After
18-20 year olds must buy advance tickets

Advance Tickets on sale now:

at U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009