Fort Knox Five, Slynk, Sunsei
Fri Jun 09 2023 at 09:00 pm
The Get Down | Portland, OR
AdvertisementSome seriously funky groups come in Five’s The Jackson 5, The MC 5, Jurassic 5...and of course Fort Knox Five. Fort Knox Fiveis known for bending genres and using a broad range of musical elements in their creation of highly original music. This approach ultimately pioneered a funky scene where FK5 continues to top charts today. While FK5 compose music like a band in the studio with live instrumentation blended into electronic music, they are renowned for their exciting and eclectic DJ performances. With founding member Steve Raskin as the principal DJ and frontman for the group, these sets have proven to be irresistible to club goers worldwide, rocking parties with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, bass, and hip hop to prime time house and breaks.
Fort Knox Five has toured and performed for nearly two decades alongside major artists like The Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, Jurassic 5, Z Trip, Diplo, A Trak, Griz, Gwen Stefani, The Black Eyed Peas, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, Skrillex, and London Electricity.
FK5 have performed on 5 continents and in over 30 different countries and have had their music featured on every medium from award winning video games to TV and Oscar winning films including "The Cove". Forget about tempos and genres, let Fort Knox Five take you on a musical journey that unites the funk, soul, jazz, hip hop and electronic generations.
Starting his career in an underground New York inspired café in his original hometown of Brisbane, Australia, to his first International appearance at Shambhala's Fractal Forest, in 2009, continues to refine his skills, experimenting and educating himself and his fans with mash up productions of classic hip hop, ingrained with rare and funky, rhythmically savvy grooves.
With the overwhelming support and love from the world’s most respected funky breaks producers behind him, Slynk's reputation hasbeen growing strong with numerous self-releases and with established labels Westwood Recordings, Jalapeno Records, Goodgroove, and Discocakes just to name a few. His timeless nu-funk electro boogie bravado has met the public with an overwhelming enthusiasm. His Fractal Forest sets brought his unstoppable Forward Momentum to a new level that not only constitutes his best credentials today but also consecrated his name to the West Coast Funk Nation.
Where is it happening?The Get Down, 615 SE Alder St, Suite B,Portland,OR,United States
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