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. 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.
Sid Barcelona, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers and Steve Raskin are the masterminds behind the Fort Knox Five. 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 distinct interweaving of live instrumentation with funky electronic breakbeats. In 2006 they released the critically acclaimed ‘The New Gold Standard’ to showcase the groundbreaking sounds from their premier funk and soul label.
The Fort Knox Five's talent for organic hooks has made them highly sought after producers and remixers. They have dozens of 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. The Fort Knox Five has coined the term ‘Reminted’ to represent their signature remixing style. They released the first ‘Reminted’ CD showcasing some of their favorite productions in a continuous DJ mix in 2007.
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.
Tapped by URB Magazine for its annual “Next 100” list, the Fort Knox Fives 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 award winning documentary, The Cove, as well as in the FRINGE tv show on Fox, and video games Tiger Woods 2009, Facebreaker & Need for Speed - Shift. They also finished exclusive production on six original interactive tracks in the Fort Knox style for EA Sports Skate 2 & Skate It game soundtracks.
DON'T MISS FORT KNOX FIVE @ DIGITAL DREAMS BASS STAGE
Digital Dreams Powered by Rogers is Toronto’s first ever outdoor Electronic Music Festival taking place at The Flat’s @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Canada Day Weekend
INCLUDING BASS STAGE FEATURING
June 30: Rudimental I Fort Knox Five I NC-17 I Thesupermaniak I Spyne I Mr. Brown & Spinz I Grimm I Miss Bliss I Rick Toxic
Hosted by Caddy Cad, JD
July 1st: London Elektricity & Dynamte MC I Nu:Tone I Terravita I Marcus Visionary I Rene Lavice I Hydee I Everfresh I Lush I The Blizz
Hosted by JD & Trajady