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Free MP3 “Shift” (Baymont Bross Remix): http://fk5.fortknoxmusic.com/
DC ARTISTS MAKE WAVES WORLDWIDE WITH GROUNDBREAKING MUSIC VIDEO
Fort Knox Five’s “Shift” Featuring Afrika Bambaataa
On July 13th, Washington DC-based group Fort Knox Five released a brand new music video “Shift,” featuring Afrika Bambaataa and Mustafa Akbar. The video has been featured on over 100 blogs and websites, including a Spinner Video Premiere and URB Magazine. The YouTube video has received 4,200 plays in less than a week.
“…the video is simply out of this world — almost literally.” – Spinner
The groundbreaking music video for “Shift” is the result of months of work by directors Stu MacKay-Smith and DJ Ball. Combining live action filmed in HD Oakley Red with sharp animation, the production team called in world famous action sports cinematographer Christian Begin to capture Vancouver’s Now or Never B-Boy crew, the Hybrid Movement Parkour crew, and go-go dancers Foxy Moron, Nessa V, and Jina Anika. Filmed on location in Vancouver, BC, New York, NY, and Washington DC, additional filming was done by Adam MacKay-Smith, Colin Mcgreal and Robin Bell. Graphic designer John Langdon created a special Fort Knox Five ambigram for the video.
Fort Knox Five teamed up with electro-funk innovator Afrika Bambaataa and vocalist Mustafa Akbar to create the song “Shift” during President Obama’s inaugural ceremonies last year. Originally released on Fort Knox Recordings’ 2009 compilation The New Gold Standard 2, “Shift” has been reinvented in both visual and audio form. On July 13th, 2010, the “Shift” music video and remixes were released on iTunes.
Fort Knox Five selected various like-minded musicians from around the globe to perform remix duties. The “Shift” remix single features blazing remixes from Deekline & Dustin Hulton, DJ Dan & Mike Balance, Malente, Sub Swara, and Baymont Bross.
“Shift” Video & Remixes on iTunes:
Free MP3 “Shift” (Baymont Bross Remix):
“Shift” Music Video
Directed by S.MacKay-Smith & DJ Ball
Animator/Editor: Stu MacKay Smith www.smackaysmith.com
Producer/Assistant Director: Travis Tetreault
Associate Producer: JonH (Fort Knox Five)
Director Of Photography: Christian Begin
Additional Cinematography: JMO, Adam MacKay-Smith, Colin Mcgreal, Robin Bell
Stunt Coordinator: Jason Hardabura
Featuring: Afrika Bambaataa, Mustafa Akbar, Fort Knox Five, The Now or Never Crew, Hybrid Movement Crew, Nessa V, Jina Anika, Foxy Moron
MOE. Live at Summercamp 2010
GUSTER RETURNS WITH ‘EASY WONDERFUL’ – THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS AND BEST OF THEIR CAREER – SET FOR OCT 5 RELEASE ON AWARE/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC
DOWNLOAD NEW SONG “BAD BAD WORLD” HERE: http://bit.ly/b948iY
On October 5, Guster returns with ‘Easy Wonderful,’ (Aware/Universal Republic), their first studio album in four years, and undoubtedly the best of their career. Recorded in New York and Nashville, ‘Easy Wonderful’ features twelve new original songs by the group – Ryan Miller (guitar/vocals), Adam Gardner (guitar/vocals), Brian Rosenworcel (percussion), and multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia. Their most sophisticated and rewarding work to date, ‘Easy Wonderful’ is an arresting pop gem, one that’s subtle but insistent, layered and complex yet immediately and undeniably catchy.
Check out a free download of the infectious anthem “Bad Bad World” on Guster’s website: http://bit.ly/b948iY ‘Easy Wonderful’ exudes a kind of effortless appeal that belies the intensive and exacting labor behind it. Work commenced on the album in 2008, the same year three of the band’s members became first-time fathers. After recording sessions in New York hit a wall, the band relocated to Pisapia’s brand new Middletree Studios in Nashville. “Physically and emotionally Joe’s studio was so different,” remembers Gardner. “We’d been in this basement studio in New York City, cramped in this space with no windows that we jokingly called ‘The Dungeon.’ Joe’s place is totally the opposite–, this stunning open-concept studio that has a great vibe…There was an immense feeling of freedom the moment we left New York and started recording in Nashville.” That sense of freedom resulted in an album which stands alone in Guster’s catalog as quite simply their finest–no easy feat considering that catalog has already sold over a million records worldwide. Guster are planning a full U.S. tour this fall that will include a return to the Beacon Theater in New York, which the band sold out in 2009. Full dates will be revealed soon. GUSTER ‘EASY WONDERFUL’ TRACKLIST
1. Architects and Engineers
2. Do You Love Me?
3. On The Ocean
4. This Could All Be Yours
5. Stay With Me Jesus
6. Bad Bad World
7. This Is How It Feels To Have A Broken Heart
8. What You Call Love
9. That’s No Way To Get To Heaven
10. Jesus & Mary
12. Do What You Want