Posted on Sep 14th, 2010
Continuing the proud tradition of Fool’s Gold artists with the k-word in their name, it’s not another new school rapper but Kid Gloves, an undeniably groovy UK duo delivering knockout punches of cut-up funk directly to your earholes. Pow!
Even if you don’t know it yet, you’re already familiar with the guys through their production and songwriting for the likes of Ladyhawke, Little Boots and VV Brown, and their copious solo work as Freeform Five and the Freelance Hellraiser. Now with their debut single on FG, Kid Gloves have taken their deft studio touch and applied it directly to the dancefloor.
“Bare Knuckle” and “Brand New Dance” provide their hooks in the form of kinetic disco and house riffs, looped up to the heavens and peppered with manic drum fills and quirky breakdowns. Remixes by fellow students of the sweet science In Flagranti and His Majesty Andre keep the party energy pinned down to the mat all night long.
Buy the Bare Knuckle EP now on Beatport, iTunes and all other digital retailers and hit the jump for an appropriately bugged out promo video that In Flagranti put together for their remix. Read More
Posted on Aug 31st, 2010
Just when you thought it was safe, the FG releasemania continues…
“Homeless” is the unexpected collaboration between techno trailblazer Style Of Eye and synth maniacs Slagsmålsklubben. The two forces came together to craft one of the most intoxicating dance records in recent memory, stacking electronic riffs Jenga-style atop layers of shuffling, stomping tribal percussion and spaced-out chants. As experimental as it is undeniably funky, “Homeless” comes backed by an appropriately mind-bending package of remixes: Ed Banger chief Busy P and Neus link up for a “cadavre exquis” version “remixed for the girls by Busy P and tweaked for the clubs by Neus,” while rising young producer Canblaster contributes a hyperactive, video-game inspired remix, complete with it’s own announcer! All three tunes sound like nothing else out there, making it only natural that “Homeless” would find its home on Fool’s Gold.
Grab the “Homeless” single now on Beatport, peep an interview with SoE on the Annie Mac Presents blog, and grab the Canblaster remix from RCRD LBL.
Posted on Aug 25th, 2010
What can we possibly tell you about Congorock’s “Babylon” that our friends haven’t said already?
“Amazingly original and forward thinking! I LOVE IT!!!” – Steve Angello
“#1 Track at WMC – Babylon by Congorock” – JFK (MSTRKRFT)
“That Steve Angello edit of Congorock’s Babylon goes off!!” – Tiesto
“Full support! And David Guetta loves Babylon, I told ya!” – Afrojack
“Love the Congorock dub!” – Diplo
“Done damage!” – Sinden
“The hottest record out there! Congorock is on fire!!!” – Chuckie
“Babylon” is the rare song that deserves every extra exclamation point: four minutes of unadulterated dance insanity, firmly establishing Congorock as this year’s producer to watch. So, with such a giant tune in their catalog, its only right that we drop some remixes! Grab them now exclusively at Beatport.
Moscow rave maven Proxy goes straight into the red, chopping up “Babylon”‘s indelible riff as only he can. Bass! Techno legend CJ Bolland makes a rare return to the remix stage with a pumping new take, filled with four-on-the-floor thump and sugar daddy synth lines. The Steve Angello edit that became an instant DJ hit is officially available for the first time, in all it’s extended-breakdown glory. And of course the original “Babylon” is here too, in vocal version from Mr Lexx and the raw uncut Congorock dub, both of which continue to cause total pandemonium as they blast from club speakers and festival stages around the globe.
(We’ve got some more remixes stashed as well, stay tuned…)
Posted on Aug 17th, 2010
LA Riots’ debut single “The Drop” is out today on Beatport!
“The Drop” is the first official original from the Riots, mixing new musical experimentation with years of road-tested club confidence. Endlessly kinky riffs and jacking kickdrums have already made it a festival favorite, and it comes backed by two mindbending remixes from Duke Dumont and a stomping four-on-the-floor take from TJR. B-side “Bombah” is a planet rock party starter, flipped by Deadfish don Mowgli and Nadastrom’s Dave Nada. Yet even with such a dynamic remix lineup it’s all about the original tunes, setting the stage for many more LA Riots firestarters to come!
If you missed them the first time around, be sure to download these past LA Riots Foolcast mixes: Fall 09, Spring 10, Summer 10. Hit the jump for Dust La Rock’s “The Drop” sleeve art, which inspired the promo vid above. Read More
Posted on Aug 11th, 2010
“If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in!”
With that simple, sampled phrase, London duo Kicks Like A Mule captured nightclub life perfectly on their ’92 rave hit “The Bouncer.” Their party anthem doubled as a mission statement for an irreverent attitude and anything-goes production aesthetic that carried them through other seminal early productions (Awesome 3′s “Don’t Go,” London Posse “Pass The Rizla”), fueled two decades of behind-the-scenes handiwork in some of the UK’s most important musical movements, and informs recent production work for maverick artists from Gil Scott-Heron to Wiley.
Following a series of triumphant festival gigs and recent remixes for the likes of Major Lazer, MIA, The Prodigy and Kid Sister, K.L.A.M. comes screaming back with a new original release on Fool’s Gold, the dancefloor flash grenade “Funky 4.” The tune is a cheeky nod to the group’s breakbeat past, but its frantic snare rolls and staccato bass thumps are undeniably right on time. Smash remixes by dirty house titans The Martin Brothers and two-stepping upstart Hot City round out the release, while dark and dubby b-side “South London A1 Sound” offers another look at where K.L.A.M. are headed today.
Grab it now exclusively on Beatport, and get your name down early! There’s also a “Funky 4″ chart of recent favorites from the gents to keep you moving.
Posted on Jun 29th, 2010
Hog damn! The second Slow Roast release to grace your ears is the debut of Señor Stereo, a seductively synthy, disco-inspired threesome who’ve spent the past year finely crafting some weapons-grade dancefloor material in the form of their Unintentional EP. The five tracks bounce from moody, new-school Italo vibes to cut up loopmania; it’s a must-bump for the summertime, and announces SS as a true act to look out for!
Grab it on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon and everywhere else fine digital music is sold.
For more Señor Stereo, check a Q&A (and some free downloads!) at the Slow Roast blog. And don’t forget about SR’s 1st release, Kill The Noise’s Roots, still smoking speakers worldwide!
Posted on Jun 29th, 2010
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On from bang on on Vimeo.
I have an older brother, his name is David and he has a band called Chromeo. You know this, right? I just need to make sure once in a while.
(Are you following them on twitter yet? They’re new in town.)
Chromeo have a new album just around the corner, and having witnessed the brick-by-brick assembly of that beast, I can’t wait for the world to hear it. Dave always sings me his songs before he records them. Somewhere on one of my old MiniDV tapes I have footage of him doing “Momma’s Boy” on the air-Wurli and air-bells when it was just in his head… I need to dig that up. But I digress. They recorded the new album at a studio just a few blocks from my apartment, so I’d go visit them every evening and was the go-to “how does this sound?” guy. I even tracked their vocals on one of the songs. But truthfully, the way they work is extremely self-contained. If they do reach out to someone on the outside, it’ll be some random saxophonist, which has happened a few times already.
Now it’s all done, and it is my pleasure to present to you: “Don’t Turn The Lights On”. Buy it on iTunes! (That’s the US link but it’s also out in the UK.)
Posted on Jun 22nd, 2010
The first official release from Fool’s Gold’s dynamic duo Greenmoney is finally here!
In case you’ve been living under a bass-proof rock the past few months: Greenmoney is Alex Phountzi (formerly of Bugz In The Attic crew) and Leo Greenslade (party selector extraordinaire behind London’s long-running YoYo bash), who combined forces to push a forward-thinking UK sound that’s still rooted in dance classics and their collective DJ / production history. You can hear the mash in action on their weekly radio show for Ministry Of Sound, and in featured guest sets on Annie Mac’s “Presents…” shows and in-demand club and festival appearances alongside Jack Beats, Sinden, Skream, Rusko, Fake Blood, and more.
Tune-wise, they’ve built up an extensive remixography over the past year (Kid Sister, Kid Cudi, Boy 8-Bit, Lily Allen), but their FG debut Gold Ru$h is the real deal mission statement: a blazingly hot mix of funky house, dancehall, and hip-hop like no other, featuring guest vocals from Serocee, Mz Bratt and Lady Chann over submarine kickdrums, attack snares and rave sirens galore. Remixes from young upstart Mele and house trailblazer Karizma round out the EP package and make this release a true must-have: grab exclusively at Juno Download, with all digital services to follow. Update: now on Beatport and iTunes!
For a tasty preview, download their Gold Ru$h promo mix, featuring tracks from the new EP alongside other remixes, exclusives from friends like Seiji, Donaeo and Mumdance, surprises… BIG CHOONS. You can also check them rocking the YoYo Glastonbury party this weekend, flyer (and mix tracklist) after the jump. Read More
Posted on May 25th, 2010
Canada Day comes early! We’re immeasurably proud to drop new gems this morning from Toronto’s Nacho Lovers and Ottawa’s Jokers Of The Scene, two talented duos who have been riding with FG from the very start.
Nacho Lovers’ sophomore single “Deeper” is an uncommonly bumping house journey just in time for summer, backed by remixes from countrymen Azari + III, Mike Mind, and CFCF. Preview on Soundcloud and download on iTunes, Beatport and everywhere else fine music is sold.
The latest from Jokers Of The Scene, “Revolting Joks,” is another expansive anthem – kinky bass unfolding into haunted house piano riffs and surging synth lines for a clever, dark and massive late-night treat. After JOTS’ epic remix of “Wolfen,” Boy 8-Bit returns the favor by flipping “Revolting Joks” as only he can. You can also listen to “Joks” on Soundcloud, purchase on iTunes + Beatport, and of course hum that piano line in your sleep…
Vinyl for both is on the way as well! Stay tuned for more FG clubbers this summer from Greenmoney, K.L.A.M., LA Riots, Treasure Fingers, Duck Sauce and much, much more.
Posted on May 4th, 2010
We’re dropping Jokers Of The Scene’s latest single “Revolting Joks” on May 25th as well. Dust La Rock really went all out on the cover art as well (more Dust La JOTS surprises coming this summer…) and the single comes backed by one freakout of a remix courtesy of Boy 8-Bit. Look for it at the end of the month, and preview the tune’s hypnotic piano riff on our European Vacation Tour wrap-up video.