There’s nowhere in the universe like Atlanta. Home to dungeon families and magic cities, dirty Sprite and Coca Cola corporate. It’s where Reese-rapper, skater, pop culture sponge-grew up and still calls home. He’s showcased his unique view of the world on mixtapes and underground favorites; now, in advance of his debut Fool’s Gold release, Reese drops the free TRL EP (produced by Matic Lee), featuring three awesomely warped takes on flip-phone era rock hits. Check out the premiere of “Like A Chump” on i-D.
Leaf continues to make moves while her haters do “Nada.” The young Fool’s Gold / RPM MSC starlet continues to boss up with single after single, this time flexing with ATL’s Lil Yachty on a melodically icy, Henny-smooth collaboration. Get on this wave early…
London producer TroyBoi flipped the beat world upside down with awesomely wonky original tracks, collabs with Flosstradamus and Diplo, and official remixes that have blasted pop royalty from Missy Elliot to Zayn into outer space. Fool’s Gold’s own Leaf is the latest artist to get the TroyBoi treatment; bump his chopped up, slow-n-low take on “Money” now, and check Leaf live at Fool’s Gold DAY OFF in New York 8/20.
Miami nightlife fixture Damaged Goods makes his Fool’s Gold debut with the ultra-catchy house cut “Where Do You Go?” featuring Jesse Boykins III. DG’s official remixes for A-Trak, Chromeo, Grandtheft (Mad Decent) and more have kept him in DJ rotation around the world, but this original track takes the vibes to another level. Vintage after-midnight synth riffs and haunting vocals meet up somewhere between South Beach and Paisley Park, making “Where Do You Go?” a summer playlist must-add. Download it here.
Black Atlass teams up once again with fashion photographer Kenneth Cappello for the stark and bewitching “Blonde” music video. As BA croons (“Your lips take me to California…”) over his own minimal, hypnotic piano loops, lingering shots of Los Angeles at sunset build to a fiery climax. “Blonde” immortalizes the pull of this city’s dark side so powerfully—it’s unclear who is seducing who, but we’ll let the love burn either way.
Haunted Paradise, Black Atlass’ debut album on Fool’s Gold, promises even more snapshots of attraction and temptation. Pre-order the LP now on iTunes (out 8/9).
“Screw the fame as long as my cars is wet / my garments pressed, my weed is green, the bond is kept…” Spend a day in North Philadelphia with GrandeMarshall in the music video for My Brother’s Keeper highlight “Never Change.” Dropping jewels and enjoying simple pleasures from the block to the barbershop and beyond, Grande shows off the blue-collar bars and uncommon ear for beats that place him amongst Philly’s finest.
Summer of Sammy! Brooklyn’s resident sax house maestro is back with “BLO,” his funkiest track yet – and the first in a series of singles leading up to SB’s debut full-length LP. This one’s a heater, flipping classic drum machine grooves and New Jack Swing snares for a new generation. B-side “Pal Sammy” keeps it cheeky on the late night tip, making this double-stuffed single a must have on warm weather playlists worldwide.
Grab it now on Fool’s Gold, and celebrate the release with Sammy at Trophy Bar in Brooklyn this Saturday, 7/9 with The Whooligan (Soulection) and more. Check the flyer after the jump!
A-Trak’s feel good, Phantogram-featuring summer jam “Parallel Lines” is already a must-have on any party playlist. But why stop there? The Fool’s Gold founder has enlisted six of dance music’s wildest talents for a “Parallel Lines” remix package programmed like a festival stage in its own right. MSTRKRFT’s triumphant electro revival, Bart B More’s Dutch house, Chris Lorenzo’s new-school bump, Holl & Rush’s big-room muscle, Doobious’ synthy club and BLU J’s futuristic bass… each new spin on “Parallel Lines” deserves to be played as loudly as possible.
Upstart San Francisco producers BLU J turn the dream factor all the way up on A-Trak’s “Parallel Lines,” sending his Phantogram collab straight to future house heaven. Get in your feelings, and get ready for even more “Parallel Lines” remixes on Fool’s Gold this summer.