Die Boys rund um Artisco haben es wieder einmal geschafft, gemeinsam mit Beat Bureau einen mehr als interessanten Representanten der DJ-Kunst nach Wien zu holen.
JON H. (Fort Knox Recordings / USA)
support im salon:
Remote b2b Xoff – Sharpmaks – Dubgandhi b2b Luke Forward
und im Cafe:
Jix – Fresh Andy – Re:max – Peyote
>22h 5€ >23h 7€ >00h 8€
The FORT KNOX FIVE is a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene. Having released an arsenal of floor rocking singles and remixes, the
FORT KNOX FIVE has the midas touch for producing heavy hitting records.
As DJs, they know how to rock a party with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae, and hip-hop to prime time beats & breaks. Their unique DJ style has proven irresistible to clubgoers worldwide. They have performed on 5 continents, and in over 25 different countries. The Fort Knox Five have spun at some of the most prestigious venues in the world such as Madison Square Gardens in NYC, the Hollywood Bowl in LA, La Paloma in Barcelona, Fabric in London, and Die Registratur in Munich just to name a few. Their music & skills caught the attention of Gwen Stefani, who asked the FORT KNOX FIVE to be her tour DJs for her Harajuku Lovers tour with the Black Eyed Peas. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino hired the FK5 to provide musical direction for Eyecandy Sound Lounge. During their tenure at the club, it was the 3rd highest grossing venue out of all of the MGM/Mirage properties.
The FORT KNOX FIVE’s talent for organic hooks has made them highly sought after producers and remixers. They have over 20 remixes to their credit, including monster mixes for A. Skillz and Krafty Kuts, Kraak & Smaak, Ursula 1000, Dynamo Productions, and Mo’ Horizons, as well as remixes for the legendary Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Marley. Further cementing the FORT KNOX FIVE’s reputation, Afrika Bambaataa—the godfather of hip-hop—asked them to produce four tracks on his latest album Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light released on the legendary Tommy Boy Label.
The 2009 Inaugural weekend saw massive celebrations in Washington, DC and worldwide. The legendary Afrika Bambaataa, who helped launch the hip-hop generation with hits like “Planet Rock” and “Searching for the Perfect Beat” was in town to celebrate the historic moment. While Barack Obama was being sworn in as President, the Fort Knox Five teamed up with electro-funk innovator Afrika Bambaataa and Mustafa Akbar to create the funk anthem “Shift.”
Tapped by URB Magazine for its annual “Next 100” list, the FORT KNOX FIVE’s music has been featured on major compilations including the highly regarded Hôtel Costes Sept — and has been licensed to numerous films, television shows, commercials and video games. Most recently their music has been featured in the FRINGE tv show on Fox, and video games Tiger Woods 2009, NBA Street, Need 4 Speed & Facebreaker. They also finished exclusive production on six original interactive tracks in the Fort Knox style for EA Sports’ Skate 2 & Skate It game soundtracks. Their music was recently licensed to Oscar Winning Best Feature Documentary The Cove, the trailer for Disney’s You Again feature film, EA Sports NBA LIVE 2010, and Greg Stump’s forthcoming ski movie Legend of Aahh’s.
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