FORT KNOX FIVE has spent the past decade as a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene. Having released an arsenal of floor-rocking original music and remixes, it’s clear that FORT KNOX FIVE has the midas touch for producing heavy-hitting records.
FORT KNOX FIVE is masterminded by Steve Raskin, Rob Myers, Jon Horvath, and Sid Barcelona. They established Fort Knox Recordings in 2003 to release party-rocking music that crosses tempos and defies genres. Their world-renowned “Fort Knox Sound” has overtaken dance floors with its infectious interweaving of live instrumentation and funky electronic breakbeats.
FK5’s talent for organic hooks has made them highly sought after producers and remixers, and landed them in URB Magazine’s prestigious “Next 100.” They have dozens of remixes to their credit, including monster remixes for the legendary Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Marley. Further cementing the reputation of FORT KNOX FIVE, Afrika Bambaataa—the godfather of hip-hop—has recruited them numerous times to produce tracks. Their video for the song Shift featuring Afrika Bambaataa & Mustafa Akbar was declared “groundbreaking” by Spinner Magazine. Their songs have consistently broken the iTunes and Beatport Top 10 Charts in multiple genres, reaching Number One positions in Breaks, Reggae, and Chillout on Beatport.
FORT KNOX FIVE’S music has been featured predominately in high-profile films, television shows, ad campaigns, and video games. FK5 music can be found in hit TV shows like Fox’s Fringe and the Oscar Winning Documentary The Cove. Their music has been featured in dozens of enormously popular video games like Electronic Art’s Need For Speed, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and EA Sports’ NBA Live. Recently they completed a new original FORT KNOX FIVE music composition for the feature film Stand Up Guys, staring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin. They have also remixed titles from Bruno Mars, Peter Gabriel, Queen, and The Cure for Disney Interactive’s Fantasia Music Evolved video game.
As DJs, Jon H & Steve ‘Raskal’ know how to rock parties with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae, and hip-hop to prime time 4/4 beats and breaks. Their unique 4 Turntable DJ sets have proven irresistible to clubgoers worldwide. They have performed on 5 continents and in over 30 different countries, playing some of the largest festivals and club nights around the globe, including Shambhala Music Festival in BC, Fabric Nightclub in London, Hollywood Bowl in LA, Madison Square Gardens in NYC, 930 Club in DC, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
Fort Knox Five has toured and performed alongside major artists like The Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, James Brown, Jurassic 5, Z Trip, Diplo, A Trak, Craze, Gwen Stefani, the Black Eyed Peas, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, Bassnectar, Skrillex, and London Electricity. Forget about tempos and genres—let Fort Knox Five take you back to the roots and unite all music from the funk, soul, jazz, dub, hip hop, reggae, and electronic generations.
FORT KNOX FIVE occasionally tours as a full-on live band. During their live shows, FORT KNOX FIVE brings many of the artists featured on their projects to perform songs that will inspire, incite, and unite audiences to “Funk 4 Peace!”
FORT KNOX FIVE will be touring during the spring and summer of 2015 in support of their recent 10 Years of Fort Knox Five compilation. This will lead up to the release of their new album, Pressurize The Cabin, on April 28th of 2015.