From rocking it at Red Rocks opening for the Thievery Corporation live band to playing Lightning In A Bottle, What The Festival, Shambhala, Bass Coast, Northern Nights, Raindance, Sonic Bloom and Wakarusa, we can easily say that Fort Knox Five have had a very busy year – both in the clubs and out on the festival circuit. In fact, it was at the 2009 Earthdance Festival in Laytonville, California that the group was introduced to the Crown City Rockers and vocalist Raashan Ahmad. A connection was made and a promise was spoken to collaborate. Fast forward five years to 2014 and we find Raashan adding his distinctive vocals to “Ready Go”, the first new Fort Knox Five material we’ve heard in years.
Raashan Ahmad’s high-energy party rocking lyrics are the perfect match for Fort Knox Five’s distinctive funk stylings. The lyric “I live for the funk, I die for the funk, from the days of the Humpty Hump to the future” sums up this tune perfectly as it blends retro g-funk vibes from the West Coast with electronic dancefloor funk from the Nation’s Capital. True to form, Fort Knox Five incorporate horns and funky guitar lines throughout, so that “Ready Go” emerges as a disco-funk dance floor jam.
As a thank you to all the party people out there, we are offering a free download of our new song READY GO Feat. Raashan Ahmad. This is the first new Fort Knox Five song in over a year! Enjoy! HiRes remixes from Neighbour and Slynk and full instrumentals drop exclusively on Beatport on December 2nd, 2014.
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