Pressurize the Cabin by Fort Knox Five

Simon Eddie
August 4, 2015

RATING:

50

%

TRACKS:

10

LABEL:

Fort Knox Recordings

RELEASE DATE:

4/28/15


 

Fort Knox Five is a group of DJ's consisting of Steve Raskin, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers and Sid Barcelona from Washington, DC. There are actually four members, but five just sounds better. Rob Myers also plays sitar and guitar with Thievery Corporation. Pressurize the Cabin is their second studio release.

Radio Free DC, FN5's 2008 debut release, gave the listener the impression that they were scanning the radio dial and encountering different sounds from the Washington, D.C. airwaves, including the jingles and banters. Given the fact that most of the band's previous recordings were one continuous mix, it was a cool concept that worked. Sadly, Pressurize the Cabin sounds more like a band that's beginning to run out of creative ideas. The overall vibe is similar to that of Radio Free DC, but it lacks the consistency, focus, and creative energy. To their credit, the focus has always been to provide party music and the new album certainly delivers. It's just hit or miss. Their music incorporates elements of electronic, funk, reggae and hip-hop. Some of the best tracks include “Reach (feat Flex Mathews)”, “Whatcha Gonna Do (feat Mustafa Akbar), “Pressurize The Cabin (feat Vokab Kompany)” and “Ready to Go (feat Raashan Ahmad)”.

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