WASHINGTON, DC [April 16, 2016] – Would DCMD be into writing up a featurette on this tomorrow? We aren't doing a broad release, was hoping you all could do a piece we could post all over the place.


Every year the DJ Qdup produces a special mix for Funk Parade, featuring PSAs from local artists performing in the event. This year's mix features shoutouts from Rare Essence, Kokayi, Rufus Roundtree, Mustafa Akbar, Empresarios & Congo Sanchez.


This year there's a special treat - local 70s soul legend Joe Quarterman recorded a new song with DC's Fort Knox Five, "Don't Go," and the song is in the mix.  Neat example of new/old DC coming together.

The Funk Parade returns to the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC on Saturday May 7th, 2016. The third annual Funk Parade will be the biggest and best yet, and Qdup has put together an awesome mix to get you ready to ROLL YOUR FUNK! It includes a premier of the forthcoming Fort Knox Five tune “Don’t Go featuring Joe Quarterman”, a brand new tune made in the spirit of the Funk Parade by two of DC's finest. Be sure to listen carefully for some funky Public Service Announcements from Rare Essence, Kokayi, Rufus Roundtree, Mustafa Akbar, Empresarios & Congo Sanchez throughout the mix. Turn this one up loud, put it on repeat and get down on it!!!


Streaming now on Mixcloud:



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1. Parliament - Chocolate City (Chuck Wild's Bronco Drama Mix)

2. The Ohio Players - Fire (The Gaff Remix)

3. J.S. Theracon - Buckets O' Duckats (DJ Slynk Remix)

4. Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It (DJ Dub:ra Remix)

5. Zapp & Roger - So Ruff So Tuff (Dr Packer Rework)

6. Tuxedo - Number One

7. Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park (Onur Engin Edit)

8. A.Skillz - You Got The Love (A.Skillz Moment of My Life Edit)

9. DJ Agent 86 - Saturday Vibrations

10. Fort Knox Five - Don't Go ft. Joe Quarterman

11. Rory Hoy feat. Ashley Slater - Hey Everybody! (Dr Bone Remix)

12. Warson - Soul Train

13. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (Qdup's Funk Parade 2016 Party Break Edit)

14. Afrika Bambaataa - We Funk This Party Out ft. Grandmaster Flash, Mele Mel & Kurtis Blow (Qdup & AGFA Remix)

15. A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Gimme The Breaks ft. Kurtis Blow

16. Rare Essence - Body Move