Tag Archives: Fort Knox Recordings

Empresarios – Bailando video

It’s only Wednesday but I’m already thinking about the weekend. This Friday night the Rock & Roll Hotel hosts some fresh Latin sounds with headliners Bachaco from Miami, NYC’s Spanglish Fly and DC’s own Empresarios. The Fort Knox Recordings ensemble specializing in Tropicaliente release a set of remixes next Tuesday for their recent EP release Volume, featuring mixes from Skeewiff, Rob Paine and this hot track from G-Flux.

We’ve also got a steamy music video for you to enjoy, the Videokillers Electro Remix of Bailando, from last year’s Bestia EP.

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Nappy Riddem live videos

Hometown Sounds faves and Fort Knox Recordings artists Nappy Riddem play a show Friday night at the new venue Tropicalia on U Street NW, with support from longtime local jungle & dub DJ Slant. The duo of Rex Riddem and Mustafa Akbar made a music video for the soulful track One World Sovreignty from last year’s self-titled album that we ran as our second music video of the day, and perhaps you missed it back then. Check out the Occupy DC influenced video featuring DC rapper Asheru.

Last month they recorded a few songs at their live show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna. Here’s the brand new & unreleased I Wish:

And Devil Needs A Bodyguard:

Check out this free show Friday and give a wet sloppy birthday kiss to manager extrodinaire 2Tuff Andy!
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Empresarios – Estereolismo video

This Saturday night Vienna hotspot Jammin Java brings together a great bill of local bands with reggae, dub and latin influences. Headliners Nayas are joined by Dub City Renegades and Fort Knox Recordings artists Empresarios. Percussionist and band leader Javier Miranda leads this talented group in mixing cumbia, salsa, house and reggae to tear up dance floors all over town. Check out the video for the track Estereolismo, from their recent EP Volume.

Bonus: Empresario and DJ Sonny Cheeba recently put together the third in his DJ mix series Verano Caliente. Perfect for easing into the weekend!

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See-I – Soul Hit Man video

The Caribbean brothers Rootz and Zeebo are the heart and soul of See-I, the reggae-funk-rock band still holding down the Wednesday night residency at 18th Street Lounge after an incredible 7 years.
If you haven’t yet seen them live, treat yourself to one of the finest live bands in town. Last year Fort Knox Recordings released their self-titled debut full length album to wide acclaim. Here’s the video for Soul Hit Man, directed by Jesse Justice.

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Empresarios – Rompan Fila video

Tropicaliente! Latin super-group Empresarios team up with rudeboys of ska The Chariots for an awesome night of grooving at the posh club The Hamilton. The Chariots have released a free track called Judge Not to get you in the mood for fun.

Meanwhile Empresarios have cooked up another snazzy music video, this time for Rompan Fila, from their recently released Volume EP on Fort Knox Recordings.

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Fort Knox Five – Revolution video

Tonight U Street Music Hall hosts “Tropical Boom” a fantastic line-up of dance music courtesy of Fort Knox Recordings. Headliners Poirier & Boogat are joined by an all-star lineup from the funky local label, including Alma Tropicália, Empresarios, Maracuyah, and a DJ set by Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball. Fort Knox Five are well known for creating “Remints”, remixes and mashups of all sorts of music. Today we’ve got a video for their remint of Revolution by the Fab Four.

Happy Independence Day DC!

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Mustafa Akbar – Call Me video

DC music video of the day! Mustafa Akbar a.k.a. Mustabar is well known as a frequent collaborator with just about all of the talented bands on the Fort Knox Recordings and Eighteenth Street Lounge labels. He’s also the gracious host of the annual Mustock festival at his home in Lignum, VA. His project with Rex Riddem, Nappy Riddem, plays a show tonight at Monserrat House with local ska band The Chariots. But before it all, Mustafa Akbar put out a couple of soulful solo albums, and today’s video comes from his 2009 release That Day.

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Empresarios vs. Nate Dogg – Regulate Mis Amigos video

With summer’s heat comes the killer all-day pool parties around town. Tomorrow the Capitol Skyline Hotel hosts the Mother Trucker Pool & Food Truck Party, bringing DC’s best food trucks out to play. Providing the bumpin’ soundtrack to the festivities are the top tier talent on the Fort Knox Recordings label, including All Good Funk Alliance, Nappy Riddem, FK5 vs Thunderball and the Empresarios. To get you warmed up for this, check out the video for the John Bowen mashup of the new Empresarios track Para Mis Amigos with the classic track Regulate by Warren G & Nate Dogg. Plus download the track for free!

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All Good Funk Alliance – Slingshot Boogie video

DC music video of the day! To many, Memorial Day is a time for BBQs and tubing trips on the Potomac, but in the city the annual tradition I love most is the Fort Knox Recordings takeover parties at U Street Music Hall. This year’s Funk 4 Peace throwdown Sunday night involves the Godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa, reggae rockers Nappy Riddem, an always awesome Fort Knox Five DJ set, and the debut live performance for long time dance party veterans All Good Funk Alliance. FKR just released the AGFA album Jacks of All Trades, and they are so excited about this record that they are giving it away at the club! Today we’ve got the video for the title track from AGFA’s 2009 EP Slingshot Boogie, on their own Funk Weapons label, featuring rhymes from Think Tank.

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See-I – Blow Up (Turntable Dubbers & Sebski Remix) video

DC music video of the day! Here’s a brand new video from the ever-funky See-I boys, still holding down the Gold Room every Wednesday night at the Eighteenth Street Lounge. The Turntable Dubbers & Sebski remix of Blow Up comes from the See-I Remixed album, and the video was filmed by DC’s own Jesse Justice. See-I kicks off a west coast tour next week, and in celebration they’re giving this remix away on their website, so grab it while you can!

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