Posted on Mar 16th, 2015
“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.
Check Shash’U at our SXSW Showcase this Friday (3/20) and a gang of other Austin shows listed after the jump. He’s celebrating PWRFNK‘s release with a hometown show at Le Belmont in Montreal on 4/4 with Nick Catchdubs and more.
Posted on Mar 5th, 2015
Illustration by Anny Wang
Hoodboi’s amazing debut EP Palm Reader drops 3/24 on FG, but he’s sharing the technicolor title track featuring Lido right now! Complex premiered the tune along with a Q&A, and you can get it immediately when you pre-order Palm Reader on iTunes. Check Hoodboi playing with Athletixx at our SXSW showcase in Austin 3/20!
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015
Fame School are the next generation of NYC rap music. A street level collective anchored by MC/singer Telli, producer Slim, and a gang of collaborators including underground man-of-the-moment Manolo Rose, Fame School pen anthems over Scarface synths and kickdrums cranked to eviction notice levels. After going viral with Manolo’s “Run Ricky Run,” the Fame School principals reconnect on the triumphant singalong “Money Machine,” leaving no bottle un-poured in their wake… get it on iTunes now and stay tuned for more.
Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015
POW! DJ Scene and Four Color Zack combine forces for the new Slap It Down EP, out 3/10. Pre-order now on iTunes and get the title track featuring M.O.P. (!!!) premiered today by Entertainment Weekly alongside the EP cover art by Scene and FCZ’s Seattle neighbor Yung Lenox. Hoard!
Posted on Feb 26th, 2015
Cover Art by Niv Bavarsky
After dropping the singles “Bizness” with IAMSU & Jay Ant and “Wuts That” with B.I.C., Nick Catchdubs properly announces his full Smoke Machine LP (out 4/28) with bizarro NYC jam “Full House” featuring Troy Ave and Heems. (Cue bomb drop sound effects.) Says Catchdini:
“Full House” started as a beat I made on my couch. Too jiggy to live as an instrumental headphone thing, too weird to give to any artists for their own projects. So with WEIRD JIGGY as a spiritual principle, I went out and recorded an album piece by piece, stockpiling vocals (Troy & Heems were recorded – like most of these – in the side room at Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn) until I had twelve records that felt so much like “me” that they wouldn’t fit anywhere else but Smoke Machine.
Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015
Art by Pierre Thyss
The first Fool’s Gold hip‐hop release of 2015 is the uber‐melodic debut from Toledo, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst. On “I’m That Nigga,” the MC drops confident, R&B‐inspired flows over a futuristic, neck‐snapping beat from Chris McClenney (Soulection) x Rvdical The Kid. In three short minutes, tshawntrusst throws down the gauntlet as one of the new year’s most exciting new voices and continues Fool’s Gold’s streak of auspicious rap debuts from Kid Cudi to Danny Brown and beyond. Get it now on iTunes!
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of original Fool’s Gold co-founder and art director Joshua Prince, aka Dust La Rock. His singular talent and uncompromising vision set a foundation for our label as a beacon for artists. He will be missed dearly by the Fool’s Gold family and the creative community at large.
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015
Art by Cacapasa
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy. Decay never sounded so sweet… preorder the EP on iTunes now and get an instant download of the title track, premiered today on Pitchfork.
Posted on Jan 29th, 2015
Shash’U celebrates his Thru Da Night EP in style this Saturday (1/31) with a free hometown gig at Le Belmont in Montreal. Peep the details on Facebook and download Thru Da Night at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu before you go party with Shash and friends tomorrow night!
Posted on Jan 8th, 2015
Art by Pilar Zeta
Brenmar is the club. This bass music chameleon has soundtracked some of the best nights of our lives with sets that expertly travel from Jersey to Chicago and beyond, connecting the dots between hip-hop, R&B and all manner of futuristic house music production. His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
Listen to the title track (premiered today by Paper alongside a Brenmar Q&A) for a taste of the EP, which you can also pre-order now on iTunes. Hear Brenmar live in his element on the Award tour kicking off 1/21 in Chicago and blasting around the globe through February, full dates after the jump.