Posted on Feb 18th, 2014
With his new Flexin’ EP currently wiggling into the hearts of party people across the universe, Sammy Bananas is on a hot streak. And it’s only set to continue with the announcement of his new “Yellow Pages” residency at The303, promising a funky good time every month in NYC with Sammy and friends starting this Wednesday 2/19. If you prefer gettin down to the SB sound in the comfort of your own home, Sammy has launched the #ToBeFlexin contest with interweb adventurers to.be. Check out the rules here and get to GIF-in!
Posted on Feb 13th, 2014
Danny Brown is hitting the road for his first headlining North American tour of 2014, bringing raw raps and boundless on-stage energy to the Old Danny Brown Tour. Get full dates, info and #ODBT tickets starting 2/14 at xdannyxbrownx.com, and get Old now on iTunes and direct from FG (with t-shirt bundle and more). Read More
Posted on Jan 30th, 2014
FG took to the high seas once again for the annual Holy Ship!!! mega rave on a boat. Duck Sauce, Chromeo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Oliver, RL Grime, Just Blaze, Dillon Francis, Baauer and many more friends and fam partied all weekend from boat to beach and beyond, including the most epic Fool’s Gold Rap Party yet, featuring special guest Pharrell! Watch our official recap vid and see what you missed. (Photo galleries are up on the HS site too!)
Posted on Jan 27th, 2014
Staaaaaar Traaaaak meets Fooooooool’s Gooooold?!?! Skateboard P showed up at the Fool’s Gold Rap Party on Holy Ship!!! to premier a bunch of brand new jams direct from his iPod. Is that Usher we hear in the snippets? Check out these heatrock teasers and stay tuned for our full Holy Ship!!! FG recap vid…
Posted on Jan 15th, 2014
Tonight in NYC, our resident mustache man and keeper of the funk Sammy Bananas celebrates his new Flexin’ EP with a party at The303 in NYC, where he’ll be spinning alongside fellow party champs Nick Catchdubs and DJ Lindsey. It’s the kickoff for his Flexin’ North American tour, which sees Sammy hitting clubs across the US and Canada with a concentrated dose of jams over the next few weeks. Don’t miss him when he’s in a city near you! Flexin’ is available now for vinyl pre-order with free digital download, and will hit iTunes, Beatport and all digital stores (as well as select vinyl retailers) on 1/21. Check all the tour dates after the jump. Read More
Posted on Jan 14th, 2014
Longtime FG friend (remember this? and this?) and record scratchin’, party rockin’ supremo Four Color Zack returns to the big apple next week for two jams of note. You can catch the Red Bull Threestyle champ at Santos in NYC on Friday 1/24 for the “Vs” party, an RnB extravaganza where he’ll be dropping The-Dream against Justin Timberlake all night long, and then again on Saturday 1/25 at Bell House in Brooklyn guesting with The Rub and DJ Mel. Dancing shoes! Put them on! Read More
Posted on Jan 9th, 2014
Sammy Bananas has been keeping Fool’s Gold funky since the label first began. Yet all his smash bootlegs, remixes and original jams (both as a solo artist and as one half of FG duos Fifteenth and Telephoned) were merely setting the stage for the brand new Flexin’ EP, a back-to-the-future blast of house, disco and R&B vibes blended together as only one Banana man can. It’s a master class in party music from a scholar of New Jack Swing.
As if these hybrid cuts weren’t fun enough on their own, we’ve pressed Flexin’ onto limited-edition colored vinyl, complete with mustachioed “Mr. Flex” cutout figure (designed by RAZAUNO) for maximum DIY dance party action. Sammy Bananas is in the house, literally in your house. Peep some action shots of Mr. Flex with A-Trak, Chromeo and more after the jump…
Preorder the vinyl now and we’ll send you mp3s of the EP as an early-bird bonus. Members of our drip.fm subscription service THE GOLDMINE get the release immediately as well (WAVs too, if that’s yer thing.) Come party with us on Wednesday, January 15th at the Flexin’ NYC release party at The 303 with tunes by Sammy, Nick Catchdubs and DJ Lindsey.
Posted on Jan 9th, 2014
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It’s that time of year… Coachella just dropped their lineup announcement for this year, and our own Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Anna Lunoe and Carnage are representing alongside Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, GTA, some guys from Georgia named Outkast and tons more. Get tix while they last at coachella.com and stay tuned for info on anything else we might have cracking in the desert during the festivities…
Posted on Jan 8th, 2014
For our annual FG x LTD+ holiday bash, we skipped the North Pole and went straight to Chiraq, flying Young Chop and friends to Westway to rock a set of high-grade turn-uppables. 100s was also in the building, hosting (and performing “1999” and “My Activator”) in a very festive head-to-toe red ensemble, and NYC’s finest Nick Catchdubs, Ni– Sky and DJ Wonder held down the 1s and 2s all night. Watch the official recap vid above and stay tuned for the next Fool’s Gold event very soon…
Posted on Jan 7th, 2014
What happens when actor / entertainer / dionysian life coach Fabrizio Goldstein (aka The Fat Jew) puts his buttery touch on Party Supplies’ anthemic “Working Out”? A gleefully obscene epic about life, love, and jail that somehow finds emotional truth in absurd, wildly immature toilet humor. You’ll get a little verklempt.
Party Supplies’ acclaimed debut LP Tough Love (a Pitchfork favorite and one of Rolling Stone’s Best Dance Albums Of 2013) will be re-released on vinyl and CD this spring with bonus remixes by The Knocks, Lazerdisk and more. Meanwhile, the prolific Brooklyn duo continue to drop newly recorded tracks and demos on their Soundcloud and will be taking the stage at Irving Plaza this Friday (1/10) and Saturday (1/11) to perform tracks from their hit Blue Chips mixtapes with Action Bronson. Read More