The Strathcona is proud to present
Fort Knox 5
Dec 26th 2018
Adv tickets just $10 buxs – with all net proceeds going to the Victoria Cool Aid Society
Tickets are available online now at Eventbrite. –> https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fort-knox-5-with-driftwood-jennay-badger-dec-26th-2018-tickets-52949134286
Hard Copies will be available Wednesday Nov 28th @ Lyles Place + The Strathcona Hotel.
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Fort Knox 5
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 mashed-up 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 & glitch-hop 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 glitched-out 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 award-winning video games to Oscar-winning 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.
Vancouver based electronic music producer hailing from Vancouver Island and specializing in bass music spanning all tempo’s and vibes that are tailor made for the context of the sets he’s selected for. Formerly known as BMID, Bren Hall made a name for himself as a devoted and passionate dj/producer over the years of creating his reputation and following in Victoria, BC. The Driftwood project is the culmination of the experience and creativity honed over years performing as BMID, but without any creative constraints; simply an expression of musical passion meant to move dance floors and elevate people with forward-thinking bass music (specializing in drum & bass, dubstep, footwork and hip-hop.)
Based out of Victoria British Columbia, Jennay Badger has established herself as an innovative and multifaceted DJ with passion. Her roots may be based in house music, but this lady has one versatile library. Her genre-defying live shows evoke a different emotion with every performance and leave you begging for more every time.
Jennay began her career in Campbell River/Cowichan Bay DJing up and down Vancouver Island in the mid 2000s, playing outdoor shows & later evolving to clubs in 2014. In 2016 she was invited to perform alongside Neon Steve for his quarterly series “Neon Steve & Friends”, she went on to perform events such as Rifflandia Music Fesitval, Cumberland Wild Music Festival, and countless club nights. Victoria is where she became a full¬time DJ/Dancer and music enthusiast. In 2017 she went on to form the dance collective Influx, proving she is much more the your average disc jockey but a true entertainer and innovator.
Ms Badger is quickly building a soundbase. After releasing various mixtapes she is now expanding into the relm of production. You can check out her latest project with Jelly Note where she wrote and sang the lyrics on the track “No Place to Go” released on record label Malabel. This is just the beginning for Badger. She has big heart and charisma with the flair and drive to back it, and you can bet that she’s gonna be rocking a stage near you real soon.