If you came by the Fool’s Gold booth at W+K’s “Shop” mega pop-up event earlier this summer, you would have caught an afternoon of tunes from our friends and fam, including NYC’s own Eli Escobar. It turns out that Eli recorded his set (“nice and mellow, a different sort of set than I might play live”) and posted it up on SoundCloud for everyone to enjoy.
If you still need some convincing, check out this megamix of FYH tracks put together by the one and only Hudson Mohawke. And peep the video for “Take Me High” (directed by CZ’s own Tiombe Lockhart) after the jump.
In advance of their tour of the same name, Sammy Bananas has lent his deft dance touch (and, clearly, his saxophone) to Chromeo’s “When The Night Falls.” Download it from RCRD LBL and see Chromeo, Sammy, and this Mayer Hawthorne fella when the tour hits a city near you. Be sure to grab Sammy’s new Telephoned mixtape while you’re at it, and stay tuned for his debut release with Thee Mike B as disco house duo Fifteenth.
As the profane gospel of Danny Brown spreads around the globe, more and more good reviews and pieces keep coming in. (You know we like to recap these!) Check out this great feature from the new issue of Spin (“half battle-scarred street rapper, half Station to Station-era David Bowie”) as well as their Day Off-centric blog post (“Danny Brown’s a guy worth rooting for”), and then see what Fact Magazine had to say about XXX (“completely honest, unrestrained and unmannered…essential listening”). And if you haven’t downloaded the album already to judge for yourself…what are you waiting for?
For more Danny, check his guest appearance on the Das Racist album (out now on iTunes – check them on tour this month) and a massive posse cut remix of Mr Muthafuckin Exquire’s “Huzzah!” that’s a secret track on Exo’s new Lost In Translation release with Mishka.
Good Call, Telephoned’s third free mixtape of “cover-ups” is out today, featuring DJ / producer Sammy Bananas and songstress Maggie Horn once again reworking their favorites in an anything-goes dance pop stylee. Download it here, and RSVP for their free release party tonight in NYC with Low Budget of Hollertronix and DJ Ayres of The Rub on the decks. Read More
Go download the new What’s Poppin mixtape by Hot 97′s own Peter Rosenberg for Popchips, featuring new tunes from everyone from Raekwon to Kendrick Lamar to Odd Future, including our own Danny Brown and two collabs from Action Bronson and Party Supplies. Bump it…
Check out the music video for Craze’s feel-good anthem “Dance Alone,” shot in Miami (of course!) and featuring cameos from tons of DJ luminaries alongside party footage from Fool’s Gold’s Ultra weekend spectacular (not to mention an epic showdown between Mr Goldbar and Ludwig Von Pig) and more.
Grab “Dance Alone” on Beatport, iTunes and everywhere else, and check Craze’s new DJ mix over at Media Contender, featuring a bunch of new tunes including a new Treasure Fingers collab with Slow Roast’s own Codes.
Check the Crookers all over the place this month as they run through the US and Canada on tour (joined on select dates by our own Nick Catchdubs) dropping jams from coast to coast.
There’s a lot to celebrate: their collab album Dr Gonzo is out in October, and their entire back catalog is up on iTunes, and theres even a new Gonzo remix EP. The guys have given us this Malente remix from the aforementioned EP as a free giveaway to whet your appetites. Download it here and check the full tour flyer after the jump. Read More
Anyone who’s heard Craze get wobbly at the party as of late couldn’t help but notice his new take on some big jams. Is it dubstep? Some sort of insane g-funk mutation? To let Crazearoni tell it, it’s Loc’d Out, an “edit style” he came up with while getting busy with some of Traktor’s special features. Peep the whole story on the Slow Roast blog and download Craze’s edits here. This Flux Pavilion remix can get you started…