Montreal’s Shash’U has quickly become a force on the beat scene with an inventive, muscular new take on dance music. After making waves with his debut Fool’s Gold EP Thru Da Night earlier this year (an immediate DJ favorite and BBC Radio pick) he delivers an amped up sequel EP today in the form of PWRFNK, slapping futuristic, heavy bass over ’80s-inspired midnight electro.
Shash’U’s companion EPs are both available now on iTunes, and fans can pre-order a a limited edition, deluxe vinyl edition now at store.foolsgoldrecs.com, collecting Thru Da Night and PWRFNK on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of the wraparound sleeve art by acclaimed illustrator Ron Wimberly.
Fresh off triumphant sets at Fool’s Gold showcases in Austin and Miami this month, Shash’U celebrates PWRFNK with a hometown release party this Saturday (4/4) at Le Belmont joined by FG’s Nick Catchdubs and his MTL fam. After the jump, check out a new vid for Thru Da Night highlight “Don’t Fight It” and stay tuned for more!
Runnin thru TX with our woes! The 2015 edition of our annual FG Austin SXSW showcase brought a gang of new faces to the forefront along with the tried and true party vibes we’re known for. With A-Trak serving as master of ceremonies, we brought out Rome Fortune, Bosco, Leaf, Athletixx (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite), Brenmar feat Dougie F and UNiiQU3, TM88, Fetty Wap, Fame School feat Manolo Rose, Manman Savage, Post Malone, Chuck Inglish, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Grande Marshall, Bames… even Korea’s own Keith Ape got in on the action! Watch the recap and don’t miss out when the squad hits a town near you. Grady Brannan and Mosaic NYC were in the building on photo duties, check their full galleries on our FB (tag yo self!) and peep some favorites after the jump. Read More
Bronsolino’s new album Mr. Wonderful is out now, featuring fresh collabs with his partner in crime Party Supplies. Grab it on iTunes and check AB speaking on his illustrious cover art history (including Dust La Rock’s Blue Chips sleeve) here. Party Supplies’ debut album Tough Love (and accompanying remix EP) are still smoking out a speaker near you.
There’s no one in the game quite like A-Trak. The DJ icon, Fool’s Gold founder and Grammy-nominated producer wears many hats (pun intended), but he still shines brightest on stage, combining forward thinking musical selections with true turntable fireworks. Once a year, the flag-bearer of #RealDJing takes his spectacular show to small venues where he can be closest to fans. And it’s that time of year again.
This June, A-Trak will be joined by MPC beat king Araabmuzik and dancehall futurist Ape Drums on the Fool’s Gold “Gold Gone Wild” tour. A-Trak is known for his largely improvised sets, and this time you can expect Araab to join in on the acrobatics. Acclaimed artist and frequent collaborator Kidmograph provides brand new stunning visuals, and every venue will get its own Fool’s Gold pop-up kiosk, emulating the Brooklyn label’s flagship store.
Says Trizzy: “I’ve been in the studio for the last couple months. The first thing I want to do now is play shows where I can spin whatever I want for as long as I want. The best environment for that is clubs, so I picked my 6 favorites in North America. To me these are like incubators where I can try out new routines that later make their way into my festival sets. I can’t wait to push my limits every night!”
Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative young club producers in the nation, and Hoodboi may be the most exciting of the bunch. Whether solo or collabing with like-minded DJs in his Athletixx crew, Hoodboi’s energetic, emotional tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Zelda bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to electronic music that will warm your emoji heart.
Palm Reader is Hoodboi’s debut EP of original music, a bold leap forward from the R&B bootlegs and party tracks he cut his teeth on. The four tracks are physical and lush; raw club OOMPH sprayed with a candy gloss. From soaring, new-age opener “Dusk” to the hypercolor title track featuring Lido, Hoodboi is making 1080p dance records like none other. Get Palm Reader on iTunes now!
With a bunch of Fool’s Gold showcases and parties in Austin and Miami on deck over the next two weeks, we figured there’s no better time to kick off the official FG Snapchat account… follow us at foolsgoldrecs to get in on the on-stage (and backstage!) action, music premiers, contests, and whatever other goofy shit we happen to be feeling at any given time. Just take a picture of our lil dot ghost with your Snapchat camera to follow.
“Shash’U is undeniably next.” So sayeth The FADER, who just premiered “PXXXY,” the first cut off Shash’U’s upcoming PWRFNK EP. We agree! Get the song now when you pre-order PWRFNK on iTunes, and hear the whole thing on 3/31. We’ve also got a deluxe vinyl edition on deck collecting Shash’U’s Thru Da Night and PWRFNK EPs on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of Ron Wimberly’s awesome wraparound joint cover artwork.
FCZ demolishes the EPK game with a hilarious new animated clip featuring testimonials from A-Trak, Flosstradamus and more intercut with his personal DJ history lessons and a paternity test courtesy Mannie Fresh. Seriously, must be seen to be believed… then go cop his new Slap It Down EP with DJ Scene.
Public service announcement: GANZ’ version of A-Trak’s “Push” might be one of the hardest remixes we’ve dropped in a minute! In case you missed it, get “Push” now on iTunes (and limited-edition white vinyl!) and check GANZ in NYC this Saturday (3/21) with Nick Catchdubs and Nina Las Vegas at Slake for the Technoir party. It’s free ’till midnight with RSVP, u know what to do….