Meyhem Lauren is Queens rap royalty, throwing down 24k bars on stage (and on screen!) with Action Bronson while dropping respected underground solo releases of his own. Piatto D’Oro is his most majestic work to date, a free album on Fool’s Gold featuring speaker-knocking singles “Money In My Pocket” and “Badmon Ting” alongside 13 other high-octane tales of fine silks, lobster dinners, and wilding the f**k out as only Laurenevitch can. With everyone from Alchemist and Harry Fraud to Large Professor and DJ Muggs on headnod duties, Piatto D’Oro is a must-listen… Mey and Fool’s Gold have teamed up to tuck your whole summer in. Download it here and receive Piatto D’Oro as a promo CD when you pre-order the T-shirt at store.foolsgoldrecs.com.
A-Trak always puts a unique, er, spin on things. The electronic music tastemaker, DJ hero and all-around cultural force kicks the summer off with the new single “Parallel Lines,” taking the feel-good vibes of last year’s “We All Fall Down” (over 10M streams) to even catchier new heights. With festival favorites Phantogram providing soaring vocals, A-Trak mixes guitar riffs with his signature, turntable-inspired production and peerless ear for beats. The end result is a lush, genre-defying jam ready to burrow into your brain for the next several months. Throw an umbrella in your drink and vibe on out… “Parallel Lines” comes out 5/20 but you can listen to it now!
Fame School start the summer jam action early with “Bag,” mixing classic NY rap energy with modern production boom. The New York duo of Telli and Slim are no strangers to viral bangers (producing Manolo Rose’s “Run Ricky Run” and “Superflexin” feat French Montana), and have already been blasting their newest knucklehead anthem in the city’s clubs (including an extra-live performance at the Fool’s Gold Boiler Room event) and across social media, with heavy support from influential online host TaxStone. Crank your speakers, break open the fire hydrants, and shout along with Telli: “no disrespect to the plug, I’m the motherf***kin outlet!” Listen to “Bag” right here.
With his new album Potential, producer The Range is making waves with what Pitchfork praises as “moving, emotionally resonant electronic music.” Rome Fortune is doing the same for hip-hop, putting his soul on the line throughout the acclaimed Jerome Raheem Fortune LP. These two musical upstarts hit the road for a co-headlining tour starting May 4th in LA, and celebrate the occasion with this new remix, where The Range lends his heady vibes to Rome’s “Paid Back Loans.” Listen to it now and check out the Dance Remixes EP with a new one from Codes! Tour dates after the jump.
Felon is the London house trio of Archie, George and James. After their smash single “Isla” took over the planet, Fool’s Gold enlisted these producers to lend their soulful, feel good touch to Rome Fortune’s “Dance” (featured on the recent Night Shift compilation). Immediately afterwards, we were pleasantly surprised to find “Bones” in our inboxes, melding Felon’s signature, Ibiza-ready smoothness with muscular horns and a heavy-duty bass riff. It’s not your everyday jam, and definitely not what you might expect from Fool’s Gold… which kinda makes it the perfect tune for us to release! Wait for the next available sunset and turn this one waaay up. Listen to “Bones” now.
As he preps for dates on next month’s “Gold Gone Wild” North American trek (his first tour ever!) Madeaux and FG are proud to release a full EP of New Wav Remixes, featuring some of clubland’s buzziest talent. From Hook & Sling’s big-room ready version of “Kill For Me” to a stomping, hyperactive flip of “What U Need” by Skrillex and Diplo favorite LH4L (also featured on the Fool’s Gold Night Shift compilation), these New Wav Remixes are a perfectly diverse companion to the original EP. Turn ‘em up! Download New Wav Remixes on iTunes now.
AIRHORN! Meyhem Lauren takes center stage in the new music video for “Badmon Ting,” feat. Big Body Bes with his right hand man Action Bronson stepping behind the lens for his directorial debut. Bouncing from Jamaica Ave to the actual island, this colorful clip features Meyhem flexing his hooligan charm and always-entertaining bars (“Gucci kicks got me looking like a poinsettia” ) over catchy-as-hell dancehall boom bap from producer Farhot. Download “Badmon Ting” now and stay tuned for Piatto D’oro dropping in May!
Leaf’s uniquely stylish, powerfully sexy takeover of the rap game continues with uptempo jam “Money.” Produced by Leaf and LuiDiamonds (of ATL’s Awful crew), she follows up last month’s “Ride” single by showing off a new, profanely catchy side of her Magnet Bitch Movement. Get paid, play loud, and stay tuned for lots more new Leaf this year on Fool’s Gold. Listen to “Money” here!
Tommy Trash’s massive Fool’s Gold release Luv U Giv put a fresh spin on festival-ready jams, taking vintage electro vibes (and saxophone!) kicking and screaming into the future. Now a Who’s Who of dance trailblazers get Trashed with their own take on TT’s latest EP. Shift K3Y, NGHTMRE, DallasK, Brenmar, Wax Motif, MSCLS and Big Dope P & TT The Artist all take turns flipping Luv U Giv tracks: deep house bounce pushes up against triumphant trap riffs, peak-hour firepower gives way to late night creepers… the Luv U Giv Remixes EP is a seven-track party in its own right! Listen to the Remix EP here and watch the Luv U Giv video trilogy on YouTube.
Athletixx co-founder and LA dance trendsetter Hoodboi links with NYC’s ASTR for the soaring new track “Closer,” out today on Fool’s Gold. Premiered by A-Trak on his “Day Off Radio” Beats 1 show, “Closer” is the first new music from Hoodboi since 2015′s acclaimed Palm Reader EP. Hypermelodic riffs collide with ecstatic drum fills and knotty bass drops for Hoodboi’s most ambitious single yet. Listen to “Closer” now and peep Hoodboi’s Palm Reader and Palm Reader Remixes EP’s.