After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
Ta-ku’s acclaimed Songs To Make Up To EP dropped this June, selling out of its first blue vinyl pressing in days and rocketing up Billboard’s New Artist Chart. As Ta-ku’s soulful bass sound takes over headphones around the globe, STMUT Spotify bonus track “Down For You” feat. Alina Baraz has just been added to the full EP package on iTunes and everywhere else. Give it a spin along with a heartfelt live Boiler Room performance of “Love Again” feat. JMSN.
Apple’s worldwide, live-streaming Beats1 radio station made its explosive debut this week. So it’s only right we keep the fun going this weekend with the debut episode of “A-Trak Presents Day Off Radio,” Trizzy’s official mixshow (named after our festival series, naturally). Update your phone and tune in Saturday (7/4) at 9pm PST (midnight on the east coast) to jam out live.
A-Trak and the FG fam turned Montreal waaaaaay up during MURAL festival. Peep the recap of the first-ever FOOL’S GOLD HOMECOMING, with Trizzy getting down alongside Lunice, Post Malone, STWO, Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Simahlak, Dave Luxe, and a crowd of MTL’s livest. Check some photos from PartyWithSylvain after the jump… we’ve got a full gallery up on our FB as well (word to Bono!) and if you missed out in person, you can still rep with a French Canadian FG poutine tee (really). Read More
The turn up returns! Fool’s Gold’s DAY OFF festival is back for their biggest and craziest year of parties yet. Before we announce lineups and put tickets on sale, we’re teasing cities for ’15 (including their annual hometown Labor Day throwdown) at fgdayoff.com with a recap of all last year’s action, including sets from Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, Danny Brown, French Montana and more.
Says A-Trak: “Day Off started as a party in a Soho parking lot 5 years ago and is now an actual festival in multiple cities. It’s where we bring together all the music we listen to, from FG extended family to artists we’re fans of. We’ve met people hanging out at Day Off that we ended up signing to the label — it’s really where the whole vision of Fool’s Gold comes together. And this year’s events are going to be bigger than ever. Your favorite festival is back!” Read More
Party people get ready! Sydney’s own Nina Las Vegas heads stateside this July for a month of tour dates in support of her Cool Sports EP with Swick. North American appearances from this festival staple, influential radio host (Triple J’s House Party and Mix Up Exclusives) and all-around musical tastemaker are all too rare… come see why Nina’s become a favorite selector of A-Trak, Skrillex, Diplo and other DJ heroes when she hits a club near you! Read More
Our dudes Brenmar and DJ Sliink are taking to the high seas for a summer party like none other with their first-annual #AllWhiteAllNight Yacht Party. It’s going down July 10th in NYC with Hoodboi along for the DJ fun, DJ Uniiqu3 hosting all night, and Brenmar’s Award EP collaborator Sayii performing. Get your tickets now and we’ll see you there… Read More
This Sunday (6/14) we’re taking over Montreal for Fool’s Gold Homecoming at MURAL fest! Get your tickets now to see A-Trak, Rome Fortune, Post Malone, STWO, Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Simahlak and Dave Luxe in the land of poutine. Peep the FB event page for more info.
Set yer alarms, yanks! Ta-ku is hosting a live Boiler Room sesh this Friday (6/12) at 8am EST (22:00 AEST) to celebrate the release of his new EP, Songs To Make Up To, which conveniently hits iTunes Friday as well. Wake up early and start your day with the vibe-iest beats known to man. Get STMUT on beautiful color vinyl over at our webstore while you’re at it, and stay tuned for more Ta-ku x FG treats on deck… Read More
Giraffage’s hit No Reason EP gets a Japanese reissue this week in advance of his first Asia tour. Check out the exclusive bonus track, “Tell Me (Qrion Remix),” and stay tuned for more Giraffage remixes this summer on Fool’s Gold!