It has been 10 years since Fort Knox Five released their first singles, and this past decade has proven very fruitful for the funky foursome. 2003 saw the launch of both Fort Knox Five and their seminal Fort Knox Recordings imprint. To celebrate this milestone, Fort Knox Five have selected 15 of their favorite original tracks from the entire decade.
Fort Knox Five has had the pleasure of collaborating with some incredible vocalists who are well represented on this collection. Mustafa Akbar of Thunderball and Nappy Riddem is featured on several tracks, as are Rootz and Zeebo of See-I and Thievery Corporation. The Godfather of Electro Funk himself, Afrika Bambaataa is featured on two tracks. Asheru, best known for his Boondocks theme song is on the opening track. Thievery Corporation’s dancehall voice, Sleepy Wonder as well as DC’s own DIY legend Ian Svenonius are both featured. The list continues with former US3 front-man and prolific artist Akil Dasan and the Zulu Nation’s King Kamonzi. Rounding out the list of featured vocalists is Beta-G, on loan from the US Department of Bhangra.
This body of music not only spans 10 years of Fort Knox Five in the studio, but also live performances and dj appearances worldwide. This music has been performed and played for countless thousands of fans around the globe. These tunes have also been heard in such great movies as The Cove (2010 Academy Award Winner), Stand Up Guys and You Again as well as TV shows like The Fringe. No stranger to the wide world of video games, Fort Knox Five songs have appeared on Need For Speed: Shift, Skate It, NBA Live 10, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Dirt 3, Sims and others.
10 Years of Fort Knox Five shows the music diversity of the group with one foot firmly planted in funk. Reggae and dub can be heard clearly alongside hip-hop. The group is not afraid to break boundaries and delve into rock, swing and even bhangra in their musical explorations. This collection of music represents the last decade of Fort Knox Five’s musical growth and development.
"Stand Up (2013 Mix)"
by Fort Knox Five
on the forthcoming LP
"10 Years of Fort Knox Five"
Release Date: Tuesday April 30th, 2013
1. The Power Of Five
2. Insight feat Asheru
3. The Brazilian Hipster (Digitally Remastered)
4. How To Start A Band feat Ian Svenonius & Mustafa Akbar
5. What Make Ya Dance feat Rootz
6. Stand Up (2013 Mix)
7. Radio Free DC feat Afrika Bambaataa & King Kamonzi (Digitally Remastered)
8. Funk 4 Peace feat Mustafa Akbar
9. Bhangra Paanch feat Beta-G
10. Papa Was Stoned
11. Shift feat Afrika Bambaataa & Mustafa Akbar
12. Killa Soundboy feat Sleepy Wonder & Zeebo
13.Once Again feat King Kamonzi
14. Blowing Up The Spot feat Akil Dasan (Digitally Remastered)
15., Not Gonna Take It feat Rootz