Posted on May 18th, 2009
Next week Flashing Lights bros Nick Catchdubs & DJ Ayres hit Australia for some team-up gigs, then Catch does the continent solo the following weekend (including Warehouse Festival in Canberra alongside our pals Armand Van Helden, Laidback Luke, Riva Starr and more) so be sure to come out and party.
The guys recorded this new “Just Kickin It…” promo mix for the occasion, and you can download and check the tracklist after the jump, along with the full dates. Read More
Posted on May 13th, 2009
Despite a personal pet peeve against bands with people names (Why they make it hard on themselves? Hello, Chester French!) I’ve always rooted for Tanya Morgan ever since hearing their track “Pretty,” a charming lil number built on warbled BBD lyrics and a random Roy Orbison loop, sounding exactly like three friends hanging out and making music for no other reason than the fact that it’s fun to hang out with your friends and make music. Sound familiar?
They’re back this week with a new record called Brooklynatti – they’ve stepped up their production values (and promo hustle) but the vibe remains the same. As a bonus beat, they’ve also leaked “What We Do,” a collaboration with FG’s own Trackademicks, and you can download it for free at the Upper Playground blog.
Posted on May 9th, 2009
It’s about time we started a monthly podcast, so here it goes – the inaugural FOOLCAST, done up all nice by Toronto’s Nacho Lovers. The resulting “I Nacho NY” mix is, in their words, an “ode to New York house from the 1990’s. Everything is either by a NY artist, NY remixer, was released on a NY Label, or just fit that New York ‘sound’ of the time. This is stuff we are heavily influenced by when it comes to making music.”
Download the podcast (and subscribe to the whole series to get future mixes as soon as they drop!) at iTunes or via your favorite RSS reader at the FG podcast page. Tracklist after the jump, more heat on the way! Read More
Posted on May 5th, 2009
The latest Nike+ exercise mix (where’d we hear about those before?) comes courtesy of our good buds Flosstradamus, who mix together a batch of brand-new De La Soul tracks (the trio’s first new material in years!) for a seamless running/listening experience. We will refrain from making a potholes in my lawn reference here. Oops too late! Download it from iTunes today!
Posted on May 5th, 2009
If you missed Treasure Fingers’ guest mix on Annie Mac’s show last month, download it here. Jams abound!
Posted on May 4th, 2009
“I’ll House You” is a brand-new Kid Sister track, recorded specially for Reebok’s Classic Remix project. The sneaker giant commissioned re-interpretations of beloved throwback tunes by current artists, and Kid Sis’ personal contribution is a take on the seminal Jungle Brothers / Todd Terry hip-house track “I’ll House You.” Fellow FG fam Treasure Fingers provides the beat (his ATL strip club roots are showing!) and the whole thing enjoyably connects the dots between two generations of uptempo club rap. Stream it here and get download codes at your neighborhood Foot Locker.
Posted on May 4th, 2009
Skinny and I put together a mix to help spread the word about Player’s Club, our fortnightly party upstairs at Pianos in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This 30 minute blend of stay fly music gives you a slice of the Player’s Club neatly wrapped in crisp tuxedo packaging. Please accept this token and we hope you will join us one night where we will be rockin’ that sh*t like… Grab the mix here and check the tracklist below.
Posted on May 2nd, 2009
FG alumni The Cool Kids have a new mixtape with Don Cannon dropping next week called Gone Fishing and you can preview two tracks from it here, “Popcorn” and “Champions.” Also follow Chuck and Mikey on Twitter for the latest and greatest in Chicago Bulls news and oatmeal reports.
Update: the whole tape is out, you can grab it here and check the tracklist at coolxkids.com
Posted on Apr 30th, 2009
Tonight at LPR in NYC (yay abbreviations!) it’s the debut edition of JAMS, a new party from Nick Catchdubs of Fool’s Gold, Mattie Safer of The Rapture / Throne Of Blood, and DJ Lindsey of Negroclash / general all-around awesomeness. They promise “hip-hop, r&b, club classics, and new new” and you can get a taste of what’s in store on their promo DJ mix for the party – download link and tracklist after the jump. Read More
Posted on Apr 29th, 2009
Following up their debut collab Kizzaland, Izza Kizza and FG honcho Nick Catchdubs have teamed up once more for Wizard Of Iz, a brand new mixtape inspired by one of MJ’s finest moments. Download it for free at izzakizza.com (here’s a bonus Sendspace link too) and bump 14 brand new tracks featuring guest spots from Lil Wayne, Birdman, David Banner and Colin Munroe and production by Nottz, Koolade and more. RAPS!
Tonight in NYC, Catch & Kizz will be celebrating the release with a party at the Red Bull Space on 40 Thompson St. RSVP is a must! 88 Keys will also be performing, In4Mation and Decon made gift bags, and Asahi will be providing an open bar. Click here for the big flyer with all info.