FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs takes center stage with new single “Wuts That,” a trapped-out blast of knucklehead funk, laced with tongue-twister verses from Bronx gremlins B.I.C. (Bitches Is Crazy) following in the grand tradition of rap troublemakers from Tha Alkaholiks to A$AP Mob. Stream it now at The Fader and grab it on iTunes next Tuesday (9/16) backed with an uptempo remix from Australian breakbeat whiz Kraymer.
“Wuts That” sets the stage for Nick’s debut album Smoke Machine (out on FG in January ’15), an anything-goes collection of gleeful club collabs and oddball beats featuring guest spots from IAMSU, Heems, Troy Ave, MNDR, Roach Gigz and more.
Nick and B.I.C. will be performing live at Webster Hall on Friday, 9/19 for the “Wuts That” release party, and you can also see Catchdubs with Fool’s Gold family and friends at our massive Fools’ Gold DAY OFF events in Los Angeles (10/12), Atlanta (11/11) and Miami (12/7).
Oliver are dance music’s funkiest space explorers. Their muscular, gleaming tunes swap EDM neon for airbrushed chrome, re-imagining the highways of Los Angeles as one long cosmic on-ramp. They follow up their Fool’s Gold debut Mechanical with the supremely confident Light Years Away (Out TOMORROW 9/9!) , a two-track EP showcasing the duo at their absolute best. The title track struts with a low-slung boogie, while “Fast Forward” takes off on a technicolor rocket of pulsing buildups and Daft-worthy solos. Light Years Away is one small step for man, one giant leap for the groove…
Oliver are dance music’s funkiest space explorers. Their muscular, gleaming tunes swap EDM neon for airbrushed chrome, re-imagining the highways of Los Angeles as one long cosmic on-ramp. They follow up their Fool’s Gold debut Mechanical with the supremely confident Light Years Away (out 9/9), a two-track EP showcasing the duo at their absolute best. The title track struts with a low-slung boogie, while “Fast Forward” (premiered today on Stereogum) takes off on a technicolor rocket of pulsing buildups and Daft-worthy solos. Light Years Away is one small step for man, one giant leap for the groove… pre-order it on iTunes now, and be sure to join the duo live at Exchange LA for their EP release party on 9/12.
The latest Fool’s Gold Artist Series features photographs from Los Angeles’ FERSHER, who have spent the last several years capturing the weird days and late nights of their friends and family, the Odd Future collective, and countless other adventures.
The exhibit opens Thursday August. 28th, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Fool’s Gold retail store on 536 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Artist will be in attendance, limited edition shirts will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.
Danny Brown’s turn up anthem “Smokin & Drinkin” (produced by Fool’s Gold captain A‐Trak and JMIKE) is coming to picture disc vinyl, complete with remixes from some of electronic music’s biggest names and wildest upstarts. Boys Noize brings the breakbeats and rave stabs, Jack Beats slow “Smokin” down to a late‐night acid house stomp, Jersey club king DJ Sliink piles on the basement bass, and FG newcomer TroyBoi turns in a technicolor trap masterpiece. Throw in the original version and instrumental (exclusively available on vinyl) alongside full color art from Detroit comix king Mark Dancey, and you’ve got yourself a must-cop 12″.
The DAY OFF party train keeps on rollin… we’ve already announced our lineups for NYC, Toronto and Los Angeles, but Fool’s Gold’s first ever ATL edition might be the craziest yet! Come party with trap supergroup Low Pros (aka A-Trak, Lex Luger, Metro Boomin and a Who’s Who of their hometown friends), FG’s resident rock star Danny Brown, G.O.O.D. Music scene-stealer Travi$ Scott, and “OG Bobby Johnson” hit man Que, alongside ATL’s own Heroes x Villains and Bosco, party smashers Tropkillaz and Brenmar, Atlanta rap legend Fabo and current man of the party iLoveMakonnen, FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs, mixtape king DJ Spinz and special guests galore!
It all goes down Saturday, November 1st at Masquerade Music Park. Get info and buy your tickets at fgdayoff.com and check the packed lineups for DAY OFFs in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles as well. (Lineup announcement for the final FGDO in Miami on December 7th coming soon…)
Fool’s Gold’s very own DAY OFF festival continues to psych up party people around the country with the announcement of this year’s Los Angeles lineup, headlined by label heroes A-Trak and Danny Brown, rising rap trailblazers Vic Mensa (in his first LA performance) and Travi$ Scott, a very rare Invisibl Skratch Piklz reunion featuring Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, D-Styles and Shortkut, Death Row legend Kurupt, plus DJ sets from Hoodboi, Nick Catchdubs, Kittens, and (as always) special guests galore.
It all goes down Sunday, October 12th at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds (same place as last year’s bash). Get info and tickets at fgdayoff.com and check the packed lineups for DAY OFFs in New York and Toronto (Atlanta and Miami, you’re next!). Ticket Code = GOLD
Remember the first time you moshed with A$AP Rocky? Raised a glass to Juicy J? Caught a contact from Danny Brown? Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF extravaganza is the place where party legends are made… so we’re excited to announce that we’re back for 2014, bigger than ever!
This year Fool’s Gold’s very own festival expands to ticketed venues in Brooklyn, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami, featuring a full day of the best in hip-hop and dance music from the label fam and beyond! We’re kicking things off in BK on September 1st with our most epic Labor Day lineup yet. FG hip-hop heavyweight Danny Brown, reigning NY street rap emperor French Montana, MPC maestro Araabmuzik, hard knock legends The Lox, future bass ambassadors Brenmar, Hoodboi and Shash’U, the coolest collection of new hip-hop heroes from World’s Fair to Yung Gleesh, and many, many more. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 7/15.
Check full lineups, dates and info at fgdayoff.com, and stay tuned as we announce more city details!
Danny Brown’s “Smokin & Drinkin” first appeared on his critically-acclaimed album Old as the debauched peak of Side B, and has since become a staple of his live shows and a true fan favorite. So it’s only right that Danny’s anthem (produced by Fool’s Gold captain A-Trak and JMIKE) gets a summer single of its own, complete with remixes from some of electronic music’s biggest names and wildest upstarts. Boys Noize strikes first with a frantic blend of breakbeats and rave stabs, while Jack Beats slow “Smokin” down to a late-night acid house stomp. Jersey club king DJ Sliink piles on the basement bass, while FG newcomer TroyBoi turns in a technicolor trap masterpiece. Pick your poison and chant along! The “Smokin & Drinkin” remix EP is out 7/22.
BBC Radio 1′s Annie Mac premiered the Boys Noize remix of “Smokin & Drinkin” and Billboard premiered the remix online. Stream the Boys Noize remix below and the DJ Sliink remix here.
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.
It’s easy to peg this internet hero as “mysterious,” though we prefer to say that he simply lets the music do the talking. With tracks as exuberantly melodic as they are straight-up banging, Hoodboi’s tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Pokemon bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to dance music that’s won him early praise from like-minded artists (Diplo, Ryan Hemsworth, Cashmere Cat) and fueled his rapid ascent from Soundcloud to Coachella in a matter of months.
Fresh from a sold-out Asian tour with A-Trak and a fan-favorite remix of Chromeo’s hit “Jealous,” Hoodboi officially joins the Fool’s Gold family with a new EP due later this year. Meanwhile, get a taste of his signature sound right now with “Bugaboo,” twisting Destiny’s Child’s TRL gem into three minutes and twelve seconds of pristine, futuristic club music that will warm your emoji heart. Check out DJ Hooboi live in July, dates below.