The people have been clamoring for Funkin Matt’s massive robo voice anthem “I Wish” for months, ever since A-Trak started smashing our Clubhouse stages (and shows around the globe!) with it. Well, wait no more! “I Wish” is out Tuesday, 11/27 on Fool’s Gold, backed by another, equally enormous Funkin Matt original, “Rasp.” Preview them both (along with other FM tracks and current favorites) on this new promo mix the man put together for us.
Want a guest verse from Danny Brown in total fucking beast mode? Of course you do. Peep DB on the already-grimey “Mini Van Dan” remix from A$ton Matthews, also featuring A$AP Nast and Flatbush Zombies. And for more from A$ton, peep his Versace Ragz mixtape.
The latest addition to the Fool’s Gold Records roster is teenage Philly phenom GrandeMarshall. The young MC’s atmospheric, expertly crafted debut mixtape 800 caught the ear of label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, who quickly brought Grande into their FG crew, introducing him onstage at the label’s five-year anniversary party in Brooklyn as the newest signing to the label that’s launched artists from Danny Brown to Duck Sauce to the world at large.
Download GrandeMarshall’s 800 and give a listen to what’s got Fool’s Gold (and early adopters around the globe) so excited. Featuring thoughtfully brash rhymes over production from the likes of DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy), Silky Johnson (A$AP Mob, Main Attrakionz) and even Grande himself, 800 moves seamlessly from the moody mission statement “Dearly Beloved” to North Philly trunk rattlers “GODBPM” and “NP Shidd,” and heralds the arrival of one of the most exciting new talents in hip hop. Read More
Australian talents What So Not lent their beat mastery to this remix of “Warrior,” A-Trak’s Converse collab with Mark Foster (Foster The People) and Kimbra. It’s up for free download on their Soundcloud, grab it!
Toronto house maestro Meech made his FG debut with the standout “Somethin” on Clubhouse Vol. 1, and he’s back to jack your body with this exclusive Foolcast mix, featuring jams new and old. Get loose, brothers and sisters…
Subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the mix directly (right click and save-as).
Check the tracklist (and Meech’s upcoming tourdates) after the jump. And for even more vibes, download the Urulu remix of “Somethin” as a standalone track on our Soundcloud.
In a statement on their website, Italy’s Crookers announced that they would be going their separate ways, with Bot pursuing new projects while Phra continues on under the Crookers name. They thank their fans for the support and emphasize “don’t be sad!” with a brand new mix featuring tracks from their Fool’s Gold EP, Bowser, and other fresh heatrocks.
Download the mix and check out Crookers’ run of North American shows this week (including a bunch with FG bud Nick Catchdubs), full show info after the jump.
Jokers Of The Scene expand minds once again with Killing Jokes (out 10/30), dosing the discotheque with moody, funky new sounds straight out of the Toronto laboratory they call home.
Kicking things off with a bang, “Killing Jokes III” sees the duo tweaking the closing notes of their J0T5 EP for ten lysergic minutes of Beat Street worthy drum machine loops, surging acid lines, and the absolutely perfect ammount of slap bass. Planet E’s own Psycatron take the song for a deep walk into techno territory, while Ed Banger’s resident psych guru Mickey Moonlight cranks up the congas and introduces haunting vocals (including a laugh track?!? Trust us, it works…) for a Talking Heads-on-nitrous jam session. Lest you think JOTS and their friends went hippy on us all of a sudden, the boys close things out with the stomping piano house coda “A Fine Line Between Nowhere And Now Here,” bookending another quality Fool’s Gold release from one of the most interesting and unpredictable forces in dance music.
Consequence Of Sound premiered the MM remix today, download and take it for a spin yerself!