Posted on Feb 5th, 2015
Raised in New York City and now living and working in Los Angeles, 19 year old phenom Leaf personifies the modern young multi-hyphenate: writing and producing her own music, directing and editing her own videos, and even designing her own MBM clothing line. Yet what sets Leaf apart from her DIY counterparts is a raw, undeniable personal charisma and seductive artistic vision, both of which are captured in peak form on the new Magnet Bitch EP, available today on iTunes and for free download at foolsgoldrecs.com/leaf.
Vicious raps and ethereal, angelic vocals shove back and forth over goth-ed out sub bass throughout Magnet Bitch (named after Leaf’s self-proclaimed “magnet bitch movement” of female solidarity) making for a captivatingly quick, must-rewind listen. From the swaggering “Drama” to the acoustic coda of “Slick” and the spacey kiss-off anthem “Calling Me Like,” Magnet Bitch captures the many moods of Leaf in hi-def, and sets the stage for her upcoming Fool’s Gold full-length.
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015
Sure, it’s hot up in the 6. But the 4 is positively blazing thanks to Montreal’s beat master Shash’U! Check out his funked-up take on Drake’s “6 God” over on Soundcloud and grab his FG debut Thru Da Night for free at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu.
Posted on Jan 19th, 2015
To celebrate their upcoming Canada tour dates (dubbed “The Sweet Boys Weekender”) kicking off this Thursday, Fool’s Gold dance champs gLAdiator and Sleepy Tom have combined forces for new jam “Cruise Control.” The breakbeat-driven banger highlights the best of both artists’ hybrid styles, blending cheeky samples and boundless feel-good energy with ease. Download it now and check them together at Le Belmont in Montreal on Jan 22nd, Ritual Downstairs Lounge in Ottawa on Jan 23rd, and Marquee in Halifax on Jan 24th (where they will be joined by fellow beat kings Keys N Krates). Stay tuned for more music from these two throughout the year, starting with Sleepy Tom’s new single “Pusher” feat Anna Lunoe, out 1/27 on FG.
Posted on Jan 13th, 2015
Afrofuturist B-Boy, remix alchemist, legit funk phenomenon… Montreal’s Shash’U is truly one of a kind. He’s been burning down stages from Boiler Room to underground street dance competition “Juste Debout” with a mix of wild style remixes and audacious originals that sound at once alien and familiar, turning even the poppiest of radio hits into breakbeat battle weapons. This approach has won Shash’U a rabid following and set the stage for his debut original releases on Fool’s Gold.
The moody Thru Da Night EP (available now for free download at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu) melds cinematic synth lines with next level drum programming that drives EDM straight through Erotic City. Yet it’s only a teaser of the bass craziness Shash’U has in store on PWRFNK, his electro opus dropping 3/31. Both EPs will be collected on a limited-edition colored vinyl release featuring joint sleeve art by acclaimed comic book illustrator Ron Wimberly.
Posted on Jan 5th, 2015
Birthday boy Sleepy Tom kicks ’15 off with a new edition of his Pillowcast mix series, featuring all types of jumpin music, slick DJs, fog machines and laser rays… check it out on Mixcloud and catch up on some previous Pillowcasts after the jump. Stay tuned for ST’s new single on Fool’s Gold later this month!
PILLOWCAST #008 by Sleepy Tom on Mixcloud
Posted on Nov 17th, 2014
Pic by Nicky Digital
Catchdini just busted out a new remix on his Soundcloud for maximum Monday morning caffeination. Check out his clubbed-up take on Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” below and get your tix to see Nick Catchdubs with the rest of the FG fam at DAY OFF Miami on 12/7 right here.
Posted on Oct 24th, 2014
Shash’U keeps flipping tracks whenever he damn well pleases. He just slapped some MTL funk onto JT’s “My Love” and it’s now up for free download! Listen below, download Draft Picks ’14 for some Shash’U originals, and check him at our 7 Year Anniversary Party in NYC on 11/6.
Posted on Oct 15th, 2014
Break out the hazmat suits, JSTJR’s “Killa Bass” is a tempo-flipping, speaker-destroying chunk of heavy duty Clubhouse music ready to give Ebola a run for its money in the sickness department. Dance till yer limbless! Snag your free DL over at foolsgoldrecs.com/clubhouse.
Posted on Sep 16th, 2014
Chain snatching season is upon us! Run The Jewels are back to make you tuck your shit once again, armed with scorching new music and the same 180-proof attitude fans know and love from El-P and Killer Mike. Hit runthejewels.net for music and preorder info on the RTJ2 LP (out October 27th) alongside a gang of tour dates.
If you’re still craving more gloriously aggro raps, revisit the roots of RTJ with last summer’s debut LP on Fool’s Gold, still available as a free download from foolsgoldrecs.com/runthejewels, along with re-pressed vinyl LPs and RTJ tees. Run ‘em, baby!
Posted on Sep 16th, 2014
LA neighbors and bizarro beat aficionados Sinden & Astronomar are heading out on a mini-tour together starting Thursday in Seattle. They’ve put together a free EP for the occasion, premiered today on Do Androids Dance. For even more madness from these Fool’s Gold cousins, grab Sinden’s Ring Around The Moon EP (in original and remixed form) and Astronomar’s Clubhouse collab with CRNKN, “Young Mummy.”