Last weekend the fam trekked out to California for the opening of Dust La Rock’s “Joking Victim” at LA’s HVW8 Gallery, featuring music by Jokers Of The Scene and multimedia collaborations with JK5, Kareem Black, Angela Boatwright and Bruce LaBruce. You can now check out photos from the opening and the entire exhibition at the HVW8 website, as well as purchase prints from the show at the gallery store.
There you’ll also find the limited edition 7-inch single of JOTS “Joking Victim,” featuring an ambient “Laughter Death” mix of their show-inspiring title track, as well as Vin Sol’s darkly groovy “Trocadero Mix,” both making their wax debut. There’s only 100 signed and numbered copies of this bad boy, so grab it while you can! The “Laughter Death” mix also scores one of the pieces in the show, a video collaboration between Dust La Rock and Kareem Black, which you can check after the jump.
This Friday (4/22) the Natural History Museum’s long-running One Step Beyond party series will feature a Chromeo DJ set and a live performance by Telephoned. Reunited and it feels so good!
Tickets are already sold out, but Telephoned are giving away guestlist slots on their Twitter. The generosity continues, as Sammy and Maggie also gifted the internets with a f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s new “cover up” that you can grab here.
Total festival destruction!!! Check this year’s Hard Summer lineup: FG fam Duck Sauce and Chromeo headlining alongside waaaaay too many homies-for-life to single out individually. You don’t wanna miss it, going down in Downtown Los Angeles on August 6th. Check hardfest.com for full details and limited discount tickets for the earlybirds. Don’t sleep!
A bunch of our friends in NYC are getting together Saturday for a Japan relief event at Tammany Hall. Go there! We’ll let them explain it:
“A Red Circle. Anyone who donates or supports gets one. It’s not only a badge of support, it’s a rally cry. We are organizing an event in NYC on Saturday 4/16/11 to bring people together; get them to donate directly to Red Cross Japan and then represent with this button. You don’t have to buy a product. There’s no ‘portion of sales’ of anything…We’re just giving those that choose to support a means of telling the world around them to do the same. With the help of our friends, we’ve amassed an incredible all-star line up of DJs to provide you with what will be a very special night. Please come out and support, have a good time and GIVE. Japan has given us so much. It’s time to give back.” Read More
Jokers Of The Scene, Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol will be getting groovy all evening (with bud Paul Devro kicking it all off early) and the whole shebang is FREE with RSVP at danceright.net. See you there…
(Soundtrack: Rogerseventytwo “You Take Me Higher,” out soon on FG!)
We brought the party back down to Miami! On Saturday, 3/26 FG fam and friends rocked Grand Central downtown for the second year in a row: A-Trak, Kenny Dope, Riva Starr, Just Blaze, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, LA Riots, Jokers Of The Scene, Nacho Lovers, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas, Mr Goldbar, thousands of party people, millions of glowing LEDs, logo stickers errrwhere… Read More
Party people attending A-Trak and friends’ upcoming MAGIC 8-BALL TOUR (get your tickets now!) will have a chance to snag a limited-edition Scion A/V 7″ single featuring “Ray Ban Vision” backed by a brand new remix from Luckybeard, aka Phra of Crookers. It’s a jammer! Grab the mp3 now at Pitchfork.
For more Luckybeard goodness, check his great mix from last year. And be sure to pick up the new EP from Dr Gonzo, Phra and Bot’s collab with Savage Skulls (and more buddies). You’ll be hearing that one all summer…
You already know we’re gonna be repping at Coachella next weekend. With A-Trak, Duck Sauce and Chromeo taking the stage, how could we not?
The festivities don’t end at the festival, however. We’re throwing a daytime party called DESERT GOLD on Saturday, 4/16 at the Oasis Beach Club, presented by G by Guess. Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, and our Cali cousins Classixx will be handling music duties, and there will be refreshments from Bushmills and more. RSVP for entry and info, all y’all 21+ party people out there. And bring your trunks! Read More
A few (crazy) weeks ago we took to the highways and byways of North America for the ROAD GOLD tour, in honor of our first ever compilation album. It was a Fool’s Gold soufflé. A b-boy bouillabaisse. A motherfucking techno gumbo of epic proportions!
From city to city, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, LA Riots, Jokers Of The Scene, Nacho Lovers, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas and Telephoned teamed up in various combinations to rock the party. In LA we were even joined by special guests Just Blaze and Kid Sister! Party vibes were plentiful. But don’t take our word for it: peep the recap vid above, as well as some tour snapshots (and even more vids) after the jump. Read More
Hot on the heels of his BK Scum exhibit, our own Dust La Rock brings a brand-new collection of work to the West Coast for “Joking Victim,” a very special gallery show at HVW8 in Los Angeles. RSVP for the opening reception on Thursday, 4/14 from 7-10pm, featuring music by Jokers Of The Scene. Read More