Fort Knox Five - Funk The World Episode 49 DJ Clairvo

A great honour to any DJ in our genre is to be approached by the mighty Fort Knox Five to knock up one of their Funk The World Mixes. they’ve had many dope DJ’s take on the challenge and one of those dope DJ’s is DJ Clairvo!

A true homie of Cuttin’ It Fine and an ongoing buddy of Roast Beatz through his years in the game. Read below to hear what he had to say about his mix. Then listen and enjoy the eclectic sounds of this established record spinner! You may hear a few CIF joints and crew in there. Who could blame him!

Props and salute to you my brother….Over to Clairvo:

I wish I had such a challenge like this more often… I tried to sum up everything I am into this mix: besides crafting a musical travel from 85 BPM to 130 BPM, through building up a curve of cumbia, glitch, ghetto, funk, nu-soul, nu-funk and breaks, I put a little bit of everything I’m usually entertaining my crowd with; like live-looping, fader-cutting, beat-stopping, echo-coloring, fake-scratching, groove-rolling, cue points-juggling and.. er, beat-mixing… :) I have recorded this mix on Technics turntables and Pioneer DJM-700 mixer, using Rane Serato SL2 and Korg’s Nano Pad. If you want me to perform this very set or any of the musical section extended during your shows, feel free to book me - I’m spinning 5-6 hours just like that! Yet, mostly importantly, if you dig the music of this mix, then go support the independent musicians and producers of it, to help us grow music families like Fort Knox, so that we all can keep on delivering you the good music!

Track List:

01. Mr. Bird - Sweet Cumbia
02. Waggles - Whip The Mic
03. Daytoner - Bebo Beat
04. Mister T. - The Magician
05. Dmb - Senil On (DJ Clairvo's illegal mess up madness version)
06. DJ Clairvo - Sonido Latino
07. DJ Clairvo - Come, Be Ya
08. Connie Francis - Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Turnstyle remix)
09. Roast Beatz - Salsa Like That
10. Stickybuds - Crooked Politicians (Lack Jemmon remix)
11. The Darrow Chem Syndicate - The Circus Driven Thing (Lack Jemmon remix)
12. DJ Clairvo - Somerset Melodies
13. Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Hipsta Re-Funk)
14. Basement Freaks - Bring It Back (instrumental)
15. John Turrell - Won't Get Fooled Again (Basement Freaks remix)
16. X-Ray Ted - Right On (Come Down edit)
17. Etta James - Fire (Pecoe Re-Funk)
18. The Darrow Chem Syndicate - The Impossible Spin (AGFA remix)
19. Barabass & The Happy Few - Lucca Rossi
20. Lack Jemmon - Freakin' U
21. The Darrow Chem Syndicate - Take A Little Ford (Kid Panel remix)
22. Wubble U - Petal (Freestylers' Top Rock remix)
23. Nappy Riddem - Rastaman

Leo Rhodes