Posted on Nov 29th, 2011
Who better to write the book on fun than Kid Sister? The Kiss & Tell EP offers four of Kid Sister’s latest jams with a diverse crew of collaborators. “Mickey” is a club workout from DJ innovators Nadastrom (who just helped pilot Skrillex’s sold-out Mothership tour), while “Hide N Seek” pairs Kid Sis with rap absurdist Riff Raff and bass maestros Sinden & 5kin&Bone5. Hip-hop hero Scoop Deville (Snoop, Game, Fat Joe) mans the boards for “Cliq Claq” (as featured in Stella McCartney’s recent runway shows) as well as a brand-new remix of KS mixtape favorite “Gucci Rag Top,” now featuring a guest verse from fellow Fool’s Gold spitter Danny Brown.
Still, it’s Kid Sister’s inimitable personality on and off the mic that brings these team-ups to life with swaggering verses and clever, lipstick-smeared punchlines to spare. Just like the pulpy romance novels that inspired it’s title, Kiss & Tell offers pure pleasure for everyone. Word to the rap game Danielle Steel! Grab it now on iTunes and Beatport (and check KS guesting on the new Flosstradamus EP too!)
To get you in the mood, here’s a free download of “Mickey,” featuring Kid Sis and dem Nadastrom boys at their bounciest.
Posted on Nov 29th, 2011
Chicago DJ heroes Flosstradamus are back with the brand new Jubilation EP, their first official release since 2009′s “Big Bills” with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift. Named after a long-gone 90s nightclub in the city’s south suburbs, Jubilation uses the hyperactive drums and booming sub bass of juke house as a jumping off point for new school dancefloor sounds. Led by the Kid Sister collab “Luuk Out Gurl” (which Chicago Reader praises for “somehow bending footwork’s freakier elements to the rules of a radio-friendly pop song”) and the XXX-rated Danny Brown collab “From The Back,” Jubilation showcases Flosstradamus’ club-ready studio skills, honed by years of constant touring around the globe.
Posted on Nov 29th, 2011
Cubic Zirconia went to Los Angeles and made an album. Check out Tiombe, Nick, Daud, and friends as they put together what would become their debut LP, Follow Your Heart, out now on Fool’s Gold (with physical copies in stores around the world starting today! If your local shop doesn’t have it, tell em to quit playin and hit us up).
Be sure to check the new single for CZ anthem “Take Me High” as well, featuring the massive Bart B More remix that’s quickly becoming a DJ favorite…
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2011
Cubic Zirconia’s megajam “Take Me High” is out today on iTunes, Beatport, and everywhere else fine digital music is sold. Along with main, instrumental and accapella versions of the original track (as featured on their FG LP Follow Your Heart) the single features an absolutely massive, brand-new club mix from Bart B More, which you may have heard opening up A-Trak sets and getting spins from the likes of Annie Mac and more. COP ‘EM ASAP! Read More
Posted on Nov 21st, 2011
Jubilation is the name of a long gone nightclub in the south suburbs outside Chicago that gave teenage partygoers their first taste of the ’90s ghetto house tracks that would soon morph into juke and footwork. So its more than appropriate that Flosstradamus take that title for their brand new EP, where the DJ duo of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) use the hyperactive drums and booming sub bass sonics of juke as a jumping off point for new school dancefloor sounds of their very own.
Led by the Kid Sister collab “Luuk Out Gurl” (which Chicago Reader praises for “somehow bending footwork’s freakier elements to the rules of a radio-friendly pop song”) and the XXX-rated Danny Brown collab “From The Back,” Jubilation is a true showcase for Flosstradamus’ club-honed studio skills and willingness to experiment.
Check out their Jubilation-themed DJ mix below, filled with footworking favorites new and old, and be sure to grab Jubilation next Tuesday, 11/29 (same day that Kid Sis’ Kiss & Tell EP hits the internet streets. Yesss!).
Posted on Oct 17th, 2011
Finally! Duck Sauce’s latest club monster “Big Bad Wolf” is out today just in time for all your pre-Halloween raving needs. North and South America can cop the single on Beatport, which includes the original version and a gigantic remix by Gesaffelstein. Update: iTunes!
Posted on Sep 27th, 2011
Expert DJs and longtime Fool’s Gold friends Sammy Bananas and Thee Mike B woke up early on their born day and ran directly to the studio, whipping up a gang of brand-new dance tracks as a gift-wrapped present to us all. Fifteenth is the result, a production duo par excellence named after their shared day of birth, melding jacked-up East Coast disco house vibes with Westside pool-party funkiness. Their debut EP synthesizes the feel-good energy of Sammy and Mike’s solo DJ sets into some dank nugs of dance music perfectly suited for packed megaclubs and pajama jammy jams alike. L’chaim!
Grab it today exclusively at Juno Download (all other digital services to follow). For more from Sammy, peep his past FG releases (both solo and as half of Telephoned) and for more Mike B, check out his Soundcloud. Read More
Posted on Sep 20th, 2011
If you caught Cubic Zirconia live at our Day Off party, you already know that they don’t look or sound like any other band out there. Their amped-up energy and slinky, synthy funk is not to be denied… so of course, we’re proud to drop their debut full-length Follow Your Heart on iTunes today! (The physical release date isn’t until November 29th, but we didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer.)
If you still need some convincing, check out this megamix of FYH tracks put together by the one and only Hudson Mohawke. And peep the video for “Take Me High” (directed by CZ’s own Tiombe Lockhart) after the jump.
Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011
Kingdom has spent the past few years establishing himself as one of the most exciting voices on the North American electronic scene. From his anthemic Fool’s Gold debut “Mind Reader” to his forward-thinking club experiments with the Night Slugs and Fade To Mind crews, no one is making dance music with futuristic R&B textures quite like him.
On Kingdom’s newest single “Take Me”, he goes from deconstructing R&B divas to working with one of his own, Naomi Allen, of the critically acclaimed girl group Electrik Red. The B-side “If You Buck” flips expectations even further as a dreamlike crunk instrumental. The whole package is a summer must-have, and another surprising addition to the Fool’s Gold catalog.
To celebrate this release, Fool’s Gold and Legitmix have partnered on a special exclusive version of the single with an added bonus track – Kingdom’s own remix of beloved R&B duo Floetry’s “Say Yes,” splicing their a cappella atop a definitive Kingdom beat. The edit is a staple of Kingdom’s DJ sets worldwide, and can now be downloaded officially thanks to Legitmix technology. Read More