Fort Knox Five is one of the biggest movers and shakers in the modern funk music scene and member Jon H regularly excites dancefloors with his infectious beats and fun loving nature. He comes through the Bay Area this Friday to rock the Bikes & Beats benefit party at Public Works along with J Boogie and many others.

We spoke to Jon H right after playing the East Bay’s Earthdance festival while he was back in his homebase of Washington, DC about his love for the Bay, Fort Knox Five’s diverse style, and what’s next for the group. Check out one of their recent mixes below.