In an interview a few years back about his brand Team Works, Neal Santos described his vision thusly: “Quality stuff, shit that won’t fall apart after the first wash. And for inspirations, it’s fuckin’ not even so much that it’s New York shit, it’s just shit that hits home. Enough of the bite of the bite of the bite of the funny logo bite. Show me something real, something heartfelt, something that actually means something. Show me. I don’t care if it’s a full print. Nigga, it could be a oversize full print. I might have to wear a turtleneck but you know, if it’s real, dude hook me up.”
This attitude perfectly sums up why Neal has been a longtime NYC creative fixture (and friend of FG since Fat Beats!), and why we asked him to put together the first Foolcast of the Summer. It’s hot out here!
Subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the download the mix directly (right click and save-as). Hit the jump for the tracklist: Joe Cuba, Hector Lavoe, Tego, the El Gran Combo song that gives the mix it’s name, and much more. Read More
Nacho Lovers’ “Deeper” is rapidly making its way into the nether-regions of the world’s consciousness: Fader and Pitchfork props (“Don’t let that sorta-stupid name fool you: Toronto duo Nacho Lovers make seriously cavernous house music”), an appearance on this great new mix by NYC favorites House Of House, Twitter shout-outs, a Nylon appearance courtesy of A-Trak… and now an appropriately aquatic video put together by Adam Beck and Paul Johnston of Members Only. Full fathom five!
For more from the dynamic duo, check their new Beatport chart and be sure to hit up their “Deeper” release party if you’re in Toronto this Saturday (6/5), featuring sets from Nacho Lovers alongside “Deeper” remixers Azari & III.
Head over to the Federation Sound blog to download the new Lexx-I-Con mixtape, a dope (and very thorough!) primer on the tunes of Mr Lexx, courtesy of Max Glazer and Kenny Meez of Federation. Appropriately enough, this collection of dancehall detonators closes out with Lexx’s Congorock collab “Babylon,” perhaps THE definition of BIG TUNE!
Maybe you remember Starlito from his stint as a pre-Young Money Lil Wayne associate who went by All Star Cashville Prince (yep, “Grey Goose”), or maybe you’ve picked up one of his critically acclaimed mixtapes (both new and old). Either way, dude has a certain something in the flow department, and he’s decided to lend it to Bag Raiders’ “Shooting Star,” which you can download here.
For more Bag Raiders raps, grab “All The Girls” featuring Donnis from their Fool’s Gold EP Big Fun, available from iTunes, Beatport and all other digital retailers worth their salt, as well as nice and loud FG vinyl!
As you may have read, Nacho Lovers’ “Deeper” single is out next Tuesday (5/25) and in honor of the new release, the lads have put together this promo mix, featuring cuts from the single along with “classics and future classics” from the likes of Chez Damier, D’Pac, DJ Duke, Chicago Skyway, Black Jazz Consortium and more. Enjoy!
Today, friend of Fool’s Gold Riva Starr dropped a free mixtape called Back To The Bass with simple yet strict instructions on Twitter: “NO LAPTOP SPEAKERS PLEEZ!”
Grab it here – just click the arrow on the right of the Soundcloud player.
I really like the mix, it’s full of that Made To Play / Dirtybird style of cooky bass music. In fact, around the 54 minute mark, you’ll hear the Martin Brothers remix for Kicks Like A Mule’s upcoming FG release “Funky 4”
Speaking of free mixtapes, mine is coming on Monday!