LA friends, be sure to check out Congorock when he comes to town this week, first at Cinespace on Tuesday (7.15) with Riton, Acid Girls and Staccato, then at Avalon on Wednesday (7.16) for the BPM Magazine 12th Anniversary Party with 2 Live Crew, DJ AM and a ton of other dudes – RSVP here, flyer after the jump. Read More
Ever since we first started Fool’s Gold, we always considered Diplo’s Mad Decent to be our brother label in the North American music/DJ scene, and the feeling was mutual. We would constantly brainstorm ideas for ways our two labels could work together, and one of the most fun was a Post-It Note that simply read “MAD FOOLS RAVE IN THE WOODS.” We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer with next Sunday’s (7.20) free Central Park SummerStage show, the first annual “Mad Fools” featuring Santogold, Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, Mz Streams with DJ Blaqstarr, and surprise guests. Get ready! And get there early – there will be free shirts featuring the above artwork by Dust La Rock and Mike Jones of Mishka. Afterparty details soon…
“Goin back to Honolulu, just to get that Maui Wowie…” Check out Cudi at Doraku Sushi in Honolulu this Saturday (July 12), flyer after the jump. Stay tuned for A Kid Named Cudi, dropping this week! Read More
I was only back from Europe for 2 weeks when I boarded that cheap charter flight where they fed us President’s Choice TV dinners and headed back to Ye Olde Continent. First stop, Paris. I was booked to play a Vice party with that tall frenchman known as Busy P. Before the gig they had an Ed Banger in-store at Virgin where a special guest was advertised. That was me, I’m special. Hard to keep a surprise when I’m the only guy on Serato, going on stage to make sure they have the turntables plugged right. The Virgin Megastore is really big and it was fun to have an all-ages audience. They had us playing on a mixer that I don’t know and I spent my whole set looking for the “crossfader on” switch, but aside from that it went well! Read More
It’s an all-vinyl affair as Eric Duncan of Rub-N-Tug / Still Going teams up with our boys Nacho Lovers for the 7th Heaven party in Toronto on July 5th. Says the 7H crew: “free summer party!!! it’s an indoor/ outdoor night time affair … so get down, get hot, get sweaty.” We’re with that.
We already mentioned Ottawa’s FG-related Canada Day festivities, but what about our pals in the T-Dot? The fine folks at Guvernment have got you covered tonight (6.30) with a massive, multi-room party featuring our own LA Riots and Treasure Fingers, as well as pals like Laidback Luke, Klever, Kill the Noise and many, many more. Check the full-size giant rave flyer (remember the folding joints?!) here and see full line-up and ticket info here.
Come on down to Trophy Bar (which you might remember from the Chromeo/RE:UP party) this Friday for the inaugural edition of RECORD BREAKERS, starring yr hometown Fools Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas.
I’m done with the tour! I decided to wait until the end to provide the wrap-up, but hopefully people will actually read this, because its kind of long! I’ll give a brief digest to start out so you know what your getting into:
- Summer of Sammy Tour = Serial Massacre i.e. Raging Success
- Cameos from Ayres, Alan and Eh’Life
- Run ins with border patrols, bikes and BEPs
- Triumphs of Celtics, Cesars and Cruisers
- Chilling with Diamonds, Daniels and Debonairs
- A mix classic gets re-released, this time for free
I’m gonna start off by saying that the main (if only) reason that I’m writing this blog is so that Certified Max can read it. I’m gonna lay this bro-love right out there in the open; Max and I have had some amazing times DJing around North America and I thought of him on innumerable occasions on this run. Hopefully at least he will read the whole thing!