Electronic funk is alive and well…in Paris. Vibe out to this video of Para One and Tacteel performing with their small army of synthesizers and drum machines at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. And consider it a teaser of some very special music on its way to you soon…
JOTS alert! DJ Booth and Chameleonic are headed stateside for parties in Philly, Baltimore and NYC starting this weekend. First up is a set at the 618 Music & Arts Festival, going down at Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza in Philadelphia this Saturday (6/18). They dip into town for a quick set at the Fool’s Gold booth at SHOP on Monday (6/20), hit Red Maple in Baltimore next Thursday (6/23), and close it all out with a triumphant show at Pendu Disco (“NYC’s Finest Purveyor of FOG MUSIC. ACID. ELECTRONIC. EXPERIMENTAL. DARK DANCE MUSICK. ALT CLUB MUSIC. NOISE. DRONE. TEKNO. RAVE.”) in Brooklyn on Friday 6/24. Catch them in a town near you…
We told you about SHOP, the pop-up retail jam to end all pop-up retail jams, put together by our buddy Phil Chang and the Wieden+Kennedy crew. But hey, if our word isn’t enough, see what the NY Times, AdWeek, Thrillist and PSFK had to say about the free event, which previewed last night and continues until Monday on the 6th Floor of 150 Varick Street (between Spring and Vandam).
Along with goods from the likes of Steven Allan, Brooklyn Tailors, Rogan, A-Morir and other fabulous brands, there’s a table of new and exclusive FG merch right next to the DJ booth, which – lo and behold! – we stocked with friends all weekend long. Peep the schedule above for who will be playing on each day. Come through, say hey, and buy something…
Sammy hits ye olde continent in support of his single “Move Your Body” (out now everywhere fine digitalmusic is sold). It kicks off this Friday (6/17) in Barcelona and continues thru the month. Check the full dates and info here.
Just as quickly as the Magic 8 Ball tour and Asian Sensation trek wrapped up, the touring tornado known as A-Trak is back at it, cruising through Europe all summer armed with a massive lightshow slash DJ booth, new tunes galore, and oh yes, there will be wicky wickys. Check him out when the tour hits a villa near you, and pay special attention to the July 8th jam when FOOL’S GOLD TAKES PARIS! We wouldn’t miss it tout l’or du monde.
Do you like The Suzan? Of course you do, they are awesome. And they will be performing this Saturday (6/18) as part of Crest Fest aka Crest Hardware Art Show in Williamsburg, a free, all-day event featuring live bands, DJs (including fellow Fool’s Gold-er Nick Catchdubs), burgers, booths, cookies, babies, dogs, art and general summertime festiveness for the whole fam. Be there! Read More
LA’s long-running Swimming With Sharks pool party is coming to NYC this Saturday (June 11th) and we’re helping them kick things off properly at Le Bain @ The Standard, with FG fam Nick Catchdubs and Nick Hook (of Cubic Zirconia) on the 1s and 2s along with SWS residents Lloydski and LOL Boys. It’s free with RSVP, so sign up, get your trunks, and party with us this weekend.
Bangkok: it’s not just for Zach Galifinakis and that monkey! Peep A-Trak and Congorock’s exploits on the streets of Thailand during the Asian Sensation tour, which continues tomorrow in Bali. Read More
Our man Treasure Fingers has definitely caught the podcast bug, and has quickly followed up on his debut with two new episodes (featuring Codes and Nightriders / Bit Funk, respectively). You can download directly or subscribe via iTunes. If that’s not enough TF podcast action for you, grab his wonderfully untz-y contribution to Crobar’s BoraMusic Housecast right here (or subscribe via iTunes). Music!
Also: if you’re in NYC this Saturday (6/4) check Treasure Fingers along with DJ Ayres and DJ Shiftee at Best Buy at Union Square presenting a demo of Native Instruments’ Traktor software live from noon to 4pm. See the full details on Shiftee’s site, and watch the live broadcast from the store here.