Fort Knox Recordings & One Good Reason Present
A.Skillz, Fort Knox Five
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 11:30 PM / Show 11:59 PM
This event is 21 and over
Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D'n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a ‘who’s who’ of major events.
Fort Knox Five
The FORT KNOX FIVE have spent the last decade as a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene. Having released an arsenal of floor rocking original music and remixes, the FORT KNOX FIVE has the midas touch for producing heavy hitting records.
The FORT KNOX FIVE consists of 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 distinct interweaving of live instrumentation with funky electronic breakbeats.
FK5’s talent for organic hooks has made them highly sought after producer/remixers, and landed them in the prestigious URB 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 FORT KNOX FIVE’S production reputation, 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 called “groundbreaking” by Spinner. Their songs have consistently broken the Itunes & Beatport Top 10 Charts in multiple genres, Including reaching #1 positions in Breaks, Reggae, and Chillout on Beatport.
The FORT KNOX FIVE’S music has been featured predominately in numerous 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. They are also no strangers to the world of video game music. There music has been featured in dozens of monster video games like EA Sports NBA Live, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and Need For Speed. Recently they completed a new original Fort Knox Five music composition called ‘Stand Up’ for the feature film, Stand Up Guys, staring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin.
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 & 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. The Fort Knox Five have toured and performed alongside major artists like The Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, James Brown, Jurassic 5, Z Trip, Diplo, A Trak, Craze, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, Bassnectar, Skrillex, and London Electricity to name a few. Forget about tempos and genres – let the 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.
The FORT KNOX FIVE also tour as a full live band. For their live show, the FORT KNOX FIVE perform as a full-on live band bringing many of the artists featured on various projects to perform songs that will inspire, incite and unite audiences to “Funk 4 Peace!”
The FORT KNOX FIVE will be touring this spring and summer in support of their recent 10 Years of Fort Knox Five compilation. This will lead up to their upcoming album release in Fall of 2014.
Nicholas “Pumpkin” Alvarado is your new favorite music producer/DJ. His spot-on song selections, special remixes and original productions have made for unforgettable live sets that seamlessly span every genre and eschew the latest trends in favor of timeless melodies that will leave a ginormous smile plastered across your face.
Whether starting the party or closing it down, Pumpkin’s inspired mixes are always lovingly sequenced and aim to set the perfect mood. He’s played alongside fellow acclaimed house music mainstays like Lee Burridge, Justin Martin, Nick Warren and KCRW’s Jeremy Sole as well as progressive electronic music pioneers like Bluetech, Blockhead, EOTO and The Glitch Mob. Pumpkin has become an in-demand, fan-favorite at major music festivals like Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle and Sea of Dreams, where he closed the event after his musical hero, Trentemoller. Pumpkin’s acclaimed debut EP, “Love Letters,” featured collaborations with singer Katie Mowgli of the breakout band, The Mowglis and lyricist, EVeryman along with his sought after remixes from the likes of Florence + The Machine and Lila Rose.
He’s been part of the esteemed Pocket Underground family since 2006, when after playing in rock bands all his life, he found a new passion in the hypnotic rhythms of deep house music. Pumpkin honed his now signature sound by daring to incorporate the singer-songwriter, punk rock ethos and childhood nostalgia of his past, with the futuristic sounds of the present.
In everything he touches, Pumpkin’s colorful personality shines through and he loves nothing more than to have fun with his audience as his remixes for the likes Peter Gabriel, David Bowie and The Muppets will attest to. But whether you catch Pumpkin playing at a massive festival, packed club, underground warehouse party or a special sunrise set, you’ll never have more fun on a danceloor. Simply put, this is music to fall in love to.
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