Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Last Thursday’s “Best Of The Beast” opening was the place to be, as a couple hundred of our best friends and fam came out for Fool’s Gold art director Dust La Rock’s debut solo show. Queen Majesty, Vin Sol, Nick Catchdubs and Dave1 spun the tunes, Red Stripe and Vitamin Water provided refreshments, Fader debuted their new issue, Worship Worthy made sure everything ran smoothly and a literal who’s who of NYC’s creative community brought infinite good vibes to celebrate one of their own.
Check out these full photo galleries from Ian Meyer, Nicky Digital, Driven By Boredom (who also shot the event for Village Voice, Village Slum (a bunch more on Flickr too), as well as some recaps at Street Level, Hypebeast, RCRD LBL and Herald De Paris. Dust, Trizzy and Catch filmed a MTV News interview which should be up shortly, and in the meantime you can check some video of the show from Bongoboy along with A-Trak’s Flipcam Q&As with Haze and Sammy Bananas (along with some of our photo gallery favorites) after the jump. Read More
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Photo by Ian Meyer
This year’s edition of the Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular was our second consecutive year tearing down White Room in downtown Miami, and we finally got back all the pics and video documenting the fun-splosion. After a packed weekend of shows, we started the day bum rushing the Stones Throw pool party, killed a giant family dinner at the steakhouse, then hit the clurb. Along with all the FG fam rocking on stage (Sammy Bananas, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene and Nacho Lovers – who took over the whole side room for a night of deeeeeeep house and techno) we played host to special guests Steve Aoki, DJ Mehdi, a rare Annie Mac x Fake Blood tag team, and hometown hero Craze, who ended his set by rocking with A-Trak in an epic impromptu scratch session.
We went the whole night long, staying packed long after the other shows closed down (and gave us second and third winds as the party people trickled in). Check the pics and video after the jump, and Ian Meyer’s full photo gallery here. Also peep A-Trak and Mehdi’s solo blog recaps. Read More
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
While perusing Last Nights Party, we found a bunch of shots that Bronques took at our Fool’s Gold After Dark bash in Austin in March. Score! More after the jump, and the whole set is viewable here (along with Heartsrevolution, a bunch of strangers, and Dave Navarro’s nipples). Read More
Posted on Apr 13th, 2009
Download Congorock’s contribution to shutterbug Nicky Digital’s “Pre Party Jamz” series here. “I just did a ‘party’ search on my iTunes and grabbed the best ones,” says Rocco of the tunes.
You can also grab PPJ mixes from Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas on Mr Digital’s site, and check some pics from last Friday’s epic Crookers / Congorock / Annie Mac show at Webster Hall.
And in other Congo news, check our boy in LA this Friday playing Control at the Avalon!
Posted on Mar 31st, 2009
The WMC recap teases continue…
Posted on Mar 30th, 2009
Recappery from our label showcase and the rest of WMC weekend coming soon!
Meanwhile check some of Bronques’ pics from the Bacardi B Live show with A-Trak, Chromeo, and Kid Sister, as well as Stones Throw’s pics from their Hella International party where the Brothers Macklovitch DJed (and Cosmo Baker met Cozmo D from Newcleus, Gaslamp Killer dropped dubstep heaters, Pase Rock styled on em, Dances With White Girls fell asleep, Catchdini proclaimed “Clipse album cuts will be to the next five years of Stones Throw WMCs what Ghostface album cuts were to the last five” and numerous other hijinks…)
Posted on Mar 26th, 2009
Photo from C-Nugget Flickr
The Fool’s Gold After Dark showcase in Austin last week was insane in every possible way, from the turnout (line down the block and around the corner all night!) to the tunes, as the whole roster dropped stellar sets packed with new joints and dence detonators. Even when the sound unceremoniously got cut during Mehdi’s set due to arcane Austin liquor laws, he still managed to smash it! Kid Cudi came through and surprised us with a quick set, fans and well-wishers included everyone from Clinton Sparks and Steve “Buddy” Aoki to MCs like Curren$y, Mistah FAB and Izza Kizza, and an amazing time was had by all.
Thanks to everyone at Scion, Palm Door/Beauty Bar and Red Stripe for lending a hand, and thanks to all the shutterbugs who put their pics on Flickr to make this wrapup possible, Catch lost his camera while crowdsurfing shirtless later in the week (smoove….) but the FG Flip cam made it back alive with video.
If you have more pics or video from the night, send em in! (Update: like this!) Now hit the jump for the goods! See you next year AWWWWWWstin! Read More
Posted on Feb 26th, 2009
MTV’s Buzzworthy blog caught up with Kid Sis this past Tuesday at the shoot for her forthcoming Reebok campaign (which will feature a musical collab between KS and another member of the FG fam that we’ll be able to spill the beans on shortly…) check out their quick Q&A and photos.
Posted on Feb 24th, 2009
Check out flicks of last week’s release party for Trackademicks’ “Enjoy What You Do” single thanks to photo galleries from Suckafreeze, Stash Magazine and Vessel. A who’s who of Bay DJs were in the building, along with Mistah FAB, Lyrics Born and…CUPCAKIN!
Don’t forget to pick up that Track single if you haven’t already – it’s available now at iTunes and all other digital retailers, and vinyl is en route.
Posted on Jan 30th, 2009
Kid Sister strikes a pose (or five) in the new campaign for Married To The Mob’s latest season of ladies gear. Check all the flicks at marriedtothemobnyc.com.