Monday, June 25, 2018

People Music presents: FORT KNOX FIVE

People Music presents...
w/ Pressha, Bgeezy , Tony H 
FRI 11/17 @ Kremwerk Seattle
10pm > 2am - 21+ - $10 adv

Fort Knox Five
(Washington D.C.)

Some seriously funky groups come in Five’s The Jackson 5, The MC 5, Jurassic 5… and of course Fort Knox Five. Fort Knox Five is 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 Fort Knox Five 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. Founding members Steve Raskin and Jon Horvath established a unique live DJ set using mashedup acapellas and effects woven into original tracks, exclusive mixes and dance floor destroyers. These sets have proven to be irresistible to club goers worldwide, rocking parties with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae & glitchhop to prime time 4/4 beats & breaks. With the untimely passing of Jon H, Steve Raskin has taken over as the principle DJ for the group and now leads the charge of the Fort Knox brigade on the road into the funky future. He tours their signature brand of glitchedout funk with high energy sets in every environment from pools to lounges to world famous clubs and some of the largest festivals across the globe. 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, Craze, Gwen Stefani, the Black Eyed Peas, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts,Stanton
Warriors, Bassnectar, Skrillex, and London Electricity. They have performed on 5 continents and in over 30 different countries and have had their music featured on every medium from awardwinning video games to Oscarwinning films.

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.

A staple of the West Coast electronic music scene, Matt McGiveron a.k.a. Pressha has dominated the decks as both an opener and a headliner for many years. Having started out mixing classic rock and hip hop, later moving into breaks and drum n’ bass, and now focusing around a variety of types of bass music, Pressha is a DJ of great range and his years of experience and passion for music is evident in his performance. Whether he’s wrecking the dance floor as a resident of Seattle’s biggest weekly (SUBstance Wednesdays), sonically stimulating a crowd under the stars at some of the West Coast’s most beloved events including Burning Man, Paradiso, Emissions, and What The Festival, or blasting an arena sized sound system to a 20,000 person massive (most recently, Lucky 2013 w/ Pretty Lights headlining), he brings the heat with sharp precision, impeccable mixing skills, and the freshest tune selection on the block. Additionally, Pressha has put out several internationally renowned mixes through his SoundCloud and has more recently began focusing on creating original music and collaborating with other artists. ��Pressha has shared the stage with some of the biggest and most innovative names in bass music such as Skrillex, Andy C, Caspa, Eprom, Starkey, and G Jones, as well as toured nationally as opening support for artists such as the Polish Ambassador, Love & Light, and Gladkill. Seasoned technical skills, a profound love for the art of DJ-ing, and hundreds of shows under his belt, Pressha is a true master of his craft and one of the most respected DJ’s on the West Coast.

Madness / Studio44 / FWD/ Trashed
Kingdom/Fancy Footwork /1990Now

Tony H
House of Bangerz / Jet Alone Music / Viva Recording / Beat Ascension Recording / OpenSource Records / Mi Casa Records/ 5Howtime Music/ Zero Urban Digital Records / Dark City Records / Tape Deck Music / Klinik Room/Lounge

Anthony Henderson, known professionally as Tony H is a Panamanian tech house, deep house, techno and minimal producer and DJ.

He has had the opportunity to open for the likes of DJ EVA, Trevor Vichas, Hector Moralez, Astronomar, DJ BL3ND, Kristian Nairn aka DJ Hodor, Dean Mason, Donald Glaude, Jason Curtis, The Crystal Method, MSCLS, The Verdugo Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Minnesota & Bacosaurus.

In 2015 he founded his own label, Late Night Munchies which has already released dozens of original tracks and remixes by artists and contributors from all over the globe. The brand's regular shows featuring new music combined with Tony H's live performance skills and engaging personality has translated into a strong following of supporters. Most recently, In 2017, he started his own mix series called The Drive-Thru featuring guest mixes from djs and producers from all around the world.