Ahhhh… what is this niceness in my inbox? There’s so much good house, disco, dubstep, and techno coming out post-WMC, some of the simpler things have been left untouched. Leave it to Fort Knox Five and their “Funk the World” series to come through and inspire the inner beat digger in all of us.
For their 13th mix of the series, the Fort Knox camp brings on Canadian groove miner the Gaff for 45-minutes of funk, bossa nova, jazz, soul, cumbia and breaks—all precision blended with scratches and doubles, ensuring the skills match the selections. The tracklist alone indicates a surefire mix, with tunes from Greenwood Rhythm Coalition, Tony Allen, Nu-Mark, Jeremy Sole and T.N.T.H. And although most of the mix is recorded off Gaff’s own 45 collection, he throws in a few exclusive re-edits and mixes you can’t find anywhere else. This mix goes around the world in no time, pulling from different moments in time but always staying relevant. Put this on at the next BBQ or pool party and watch what happens.
Even better, we've got the exclusive free download for you here. Yup. Tip of the hat to Gaff and Fort Knox Five. All that’s missing is a mojito.
1.) The Gaff-Funk The World Intro (Exclusive)
Cox Orange 'Week-End' Drums/The Zodiac 'Capricorn'
2.) Grupo Socavon-Homenaje a Justino (Thornato Edit) (Promo Version) Unreleased
with Juan Pablo Torres snippets from 'Algo Nuevo 'Super Son'' LP Areito Records
3.) Elias Rahbani-Dance Of Maria---(The Gaff Edit/Thornato Drums Exclusive) Parlophone Records
3.) Greenwood Rhythm Coalition-Regresar a Cali (Snippet) NYCT 7"
4.) Marcos Valle-Estrelar (Neighbour edit) Unreleased- Original: Som LIvre 7"
5.) Jeremy Sole & His Musaics-Guero Salsero (promo version) Unreleased
6.) Dj Numark- Nu's Percussion from 'Canto De Ossanha' Up Above Records
7.) Empressarios-Cumbia (Nickodemus Remix) Fort Knox Recordings
8.) A Bossa Eletrica-Sob A Luz Do Sol (Everybody Loves The Sunshine) Connective Records
9.) Ricardo Marrero-Babalonia 7" Yu Qui Su Records
10.) Sunlight Square Latin Combo-I Believe in Miracles 7" SunlightSquare Records
11.) Indigo Jam Unit & Flex Life-I believe in Miracles Vintage Black Basis Records
12.) GreenWood Rhythm Coalition-Rise UP NYCT 10"
13.) Kokolo-Soul Power (Lack Of Afro RMX) Record Kicks
14.) Tony Allen---Road Close (Dance Dub) Earthworks Records
15.) T.N.T.H.---Hippopotamus Pt.1 Barclay Records
16.) William Onyeabor-Better Change Your Mind (The Gaff Edit Exclusive) Wilfilms Records
Blackout Drums/Oscar Peterson DRums
17.) LOVE (Unkown Japanese Band) Venus RCA Japan
18.) Cal Tjader-Borneo (The Gaff edit) Exclusive Verve Records
Roger SImard Drums
19.) Tino-Ritmos Latinos!
20.) Mongo Santamaria CInderella
21.) Tate The Example-You and Me (Murs Instrumental)