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Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed LP
FKX090 – Fort Knox Recordings
Release Date: Friday February 12th, 2016
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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.
See-I had another great year, playing every Wednesday night at the Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC as well as playing around DC and the USA, not to mention the release of three Remix EPs following up last year’s new album “Knowledge Shine Bright”. Check out some of See-I’s Highlights of 2015:
FKX081 – Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP1
w/ remixes by Basement Freaks & Qdup
FKX084 – Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP2
w/ remixes by Lack Jemmon, Thunderball, Sammy Senior, Palletz
FKX087 – Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP3
w/ remixes by AfroQBen, Empresarios, Omegaman, Sol Power All-Stars
10 Hot Local Musicians to Put On Your Radar
On Tap Magazine Feature
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See-I was featured by On Tap Magazine in their “10 Hot Local Musicians to Put On Your Radar” article alongside good friends like Fort Knox Five, Sunwolf and Ace Cosgrove. Its great to get some hometown love!
Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP3
FKX087 – Fort Knox Recordings
Released Friday November 20th, 2015
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For the third and final installment of the Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed series, See-I has assembled producers from afar and hometown locals, old friends and new collaborators alike. This summer has been busy with See-I releasing several EPs and playing many shows. Looking ahead to the fall See-I will get back on the road to tour in support of the upcoming Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed album. See-I live performances are better than ever, with new material and unstoppable energy, a show crafted at the soon to be 10 year running Rockers International Wednesday night party in Washington, DC.
Remix EP 3 starts with an upbeat reworking of Musical Murder by hometown label mates Empresarios, who have stripped the track down, added percussion and then flex through a few styles, changing from house and dub to reggae throughout. A fun and creative remix which creates a sunny tropical vibe and uses Rob Myers’ original sitar parts smoothly. Two different remixes of The Chase are included, the first by Washington, DC’s own worldbeat party rockers, the Sol Power All-Stars. Their remix of The Chase slightly pitches up the tempo, creating a sizzling Afrobeat-infused house tune. Portland, Oregon’s own AfroQBen is a good friend of the Fort Knox family and also remixed The Chase. The AfroQBen remix is a deep dub reinterpretation that takes the listener on a cosmic chase through the atmosphere, smooth downtempo perfect for a late morning chill-out session. Fort Knox Recordings regular Omegaman from Sydney, Australia took on Revolution featuring vocals by Candice Mills and has created an instant classic. Omegaman has added spacey guitars, reverb and dub echoes, which spread out allowing Candice’s ethereal vocals to float down effortlessly, an epic tune of revolution.
All of the Knowledge Shine Bright Remixes have been different, and this third edition brings the party to the after hours and next morning. See-I is thrilled to be working with some of the best producers around the world and are proud of these remixes. Instrumentals of each remix are available and with a range of sounds from house, dub and reggae to downtempo these remixes are a must have for DJs and music lovers alike.
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Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP2
FKX084 – Fort Knox Recordings
Out Now – Buy Here:
1. Real Steel (Sammy Senior Remix)
2. Never Give Up (Thunderball Remix)
3. Queen of Sheba feat. Edy Blu (Lack Jemmon Remix)
4. Rudeboy Razor feat. Flex Mathews (Palletz Remix)
5. Real Steel (Sammy Senior Remix Instrumental)
6. Never Give Up (Thunderball Remix Instrumental)
7. Queen of Sheba (Lack Jemmon Remix Instrumental)
8. Rudeboy Razor (Palletz Remix Instrumental)
Four upbeat party rocking tunes have been gathered for the second edition of See-I’s Knowledge Shine Bright Remixed EP. See-I recently played great shows at the Funk Parade in DC and opening for Michael Franti & Spearhead. This summer Rootz and Zee of See-I will be touring nationwide with Thievery Corporation, playing many large festivals and shows. Just in time for summer time parties and playlists comes this new batch of remixes from their 2014 album Knowledge Shine Bright.
The Remix EP kicks off with Sammy Senior’s reinterpretation of Real Steel, turning it into a bubbling dancehall tune with some heavy bass. Sammy Senior is a globetrotting funk DJ and brings his experience to bear on this remix, guaranteed to get the party started. Thunderball have dusted off their drum’n’bass kit to create a rolling Never Give Up remix for the junglist massive. Rootz and Zee’s uplifting vocals float perfectly over the booming basslines and crisp beats. One of the biggest tracks on the original album, Queen of Sheba featuring Edy Blu gets a radical reworking by Lack Jemmon from Budapest. The result is a heavy hitting glitch hop remix that works the listener up into a frenzy before dropping the beat for Edy’s vocals and a very funky breakdown. Always looking to showcase fresh new sounds and talent, Fort Knox Recordings has tapped Victoria, BC’s own Palletz to remix Rudeboy Razor featuring Flex Mathews. The relentless basslines combine with electro, trap and moombahton elements smoothly, with Flex’s rhymes on top.
The second installment of the Knowledge Shine Bright Remixes is a full of high-energy tunes for the dance floor, and See-I could not be more thrilled. Brothers Rootz and Zee have always aimed to get people dancing and these tunes will do just that. Instrumentals of each remix are available and with a range of sounds from drum’n’bass, glitch-hop, funk, and bass these remixes are a must have for DJs and music lovers alike.