See-i “Knowledge Shine Bright” Remixed LP
Due out Friday Feb. 12th
Stream Astronaut Jone’s Remix (Album Preview)
Catch See-i in DC tonight at their Wednesday night residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge!
Performing at clubs and venues around the world, while maintaining a 10 year residency at the Eighteenth Street Lounge has given See-I a deep appreciation for dance music. No strangers to remix culture, See-I’s 2015 album Knowledge Shine Bright has been remixed by some of the world’s finest producers over a wide range of styles, from house and downtempo, to glitch-hop, dub and drum’n’bass.
Label bosses Fort Knox Five reminted Real Steel, turning it into a bass heavy dancefloor monster that works well with both dancehall and funk. Greek funk producer Basement Freaks transformed Boogieman featuring Mr Lif into an electro infused, bassy futuristic hip-hop banger. Keeping that homegrown DC sound alive, Qdup‘s remix of King of the Road has that future go-go swing on a deep glitch-hop groove. One of the most popular remixes has been Budapest’s Lack Jemmon heavy-hitting glitch-hop reworking of Queen of Sheba featuring Edy Blu, an absolute beast with killer breakdowns and effects.
Close friends and collaborators, Empresarios have given Musical Murder their Tropicaliente treatment, and the result is a smooth and sexy tune that flexes through downtempo, dub, cumbia and reggae in one track! Thunderball have dusted off their drum’n’bass kit to create a rolling Never Give Up remix for the junglist massive. Fellow DC party rockers, Sol Power All-Stars remixed The Chase, dishing up a sizzling afrobeat flavored house track. Victoria, BC’s own Palletz remixed Rudeboy Razor, adding elements of electro, trap, and moombahton which is perfect with Flex Mathews‘ relentless vocals.
Top UK based Ghetto Funk producer Sammy Senior reinterpreted Real Steel, turning it into a bubbling dancehall tune with some heavy bass. One of the exclusive remixes new to this release is DC based Astronaut Jones‘ moody remix of Rebel in Blue, which ranges from bass heavy downtempo to blissful atmospherics. Coming from Fort Knox Recording’s Australian outpost, Omegaman crafted an instant downtempo classic with his remix of Revolution, the spacey guitars, echo and reverb create the perfect bed for Candice Mills vocals. Portland, Oregon’s own AfroQBen provides a deep dub rework of The Chase, taking it into late-morning chill out territory. Closing out the release is another compilation exclusive from Prague based drum’n’bass producer MikkiM, who revs up the beats turning Real Steel into a rudeboy stepper.
Fort Knox Recordings is the renegade funk ‘n soul label from Washington, DC. Established in 2003, our mission is to explore the funkier side of global music. Fort Knox is set to ‘Tell it like it is’ by smashing the artificial barriers established by the ‘System’ that keeps all good music down. Forget about tempos and genres – we want to take you back to the roots and unite all music from our funk, dub, & soul; brothas & sistas – you dig? So stop being so serious, this is music, it’s supposed to be fun.
Release: Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed LP
Label: Fort Knox Recordings
Worldwide Release Date: Friday February 12th
- Real Steel (Fort Knox Five Remix)
- Boogieman ft. Mr Lif (Basement Freaks Remix)
- King Of The Road (Qdup Remix)
- Queen of Sheba ft. Edy Blu (Lack Jemmon Remix)
- Musical Murder (Empresarios Remix)
- Never Give Up (Thunderball Remix)
- The Chase (Sol Power All-Stars Remix)
- Rudeboy Razor ft. Flex Mathews (Palletz Remix)
- Real Steel (Sammy Senior Remix)
- Rebel In Blue (Astronaut Jones Remix)
- Revolution ft. Candice Mills (Omegaman Remix)
- The Chase (AfroQBen Remix)
- Real Steel (MikkiM Remix)