Posted on Jul 12th, 2011
Could it be? The grand return of le duo dynamique?
Fool’s Gold is proud to present the Fair Enough EP from Para One and Tacteel, their first new release in years. It’s not the housed-up Marble madness or club firepower that their remixes or respective back catalogs might lead you to expect. Rather, Fair Enough features five tracks of pure electronic experimentation: midtempo disco (“A1,” “Rome,” “Touch!”), freaked-out mood music (“Tin Drum”), even some straight-up handclapping synthpop (“Always”).
Don’t strain your brain attempting to figure out where to file this one, just kick back and enjoy the sound of two longtime collaborators (reunited and it feels so good!) armed with a whole gang of keyboards and enough faith in each other to try anything. Grab it now on Beatport.
Posted on Jun 28th, 2011
Out today on Beatport is “Music Power,” the supercharged sophomore single from UK duo Kid Gloves, aka Freeform Five and the Freelance Hellrasier. By day, they write and produce for some of the best and brightest in UK pop. Once the lights go out, however, it’s club time! Straight to the speakers we go…
Kid Gloves’ Fool’s Gold debut “Bare Knuckle” was a slice of infectious, cut-n-paste disco house that immediately zoomed into Beatport’s Indie Dance / Nu Disco Top 10 for weeks (and rightfully so!) “Music Power” keeps that same energy and funnels it into one funky-ass, rock em sock em robot of a tune, filled with disembodied vocal samples, joy buzzers, and all manner of industrial grooves for the ravers. Dub Police don D1 flips it into an even bigger bass jam, as only he can.
B-side “Below The Belt” is a sonic sibling to “Bare Knuckle” and it’s joyous loops: seven-minutes and twenty-seconds of stretched out dancefloor joy. This summer club must-have comes remixed by Golden Bug (Gomma / Bang Gang) in full on house mode. Lace up your boxing gloves and your dancing shoes, it’s time to party. Read More
Posted on Jun 14th, 2011
Hit up Beatport this second and grab “You Take Me Higher,” a joyous, totally infectious dance gem from Rogerseventytwo, the numerical gentleman currently riding high as half of TWR72, the duo behind techno hit “Future Tool” and remixes for Hey Today! (Kitsune) and Teki Latex (Sound Pellegrino).
Amazingly, this irresistible disco house singalong went unsigned for months and months until A-Trak (who had made it a staple of his live sets, both solo and as Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden) snapped it up for Fool’s Gold. “You Take Me Higher” is finally ready to go from a fileshared DJ secret weapon to a true club anthem for the summer.
The single package includes a brand new, beefed-up mix of the title track, along with a futuristic, R&B inspired take from Brooklyn upstart Brenmar (Grizzly), and a massive, deep techno version by Italy’s NT89 (Southern Fried). And if that’s not enough, it all comes backed by two more Rogerseventytwo originals: the foot stomping “What You Wanna Be” alongside the synth chops and big room boom of “Future Funk.”
Check Rogerseventytwo rocking with us on July 8th as part of the FOOL’S GOLD TAKES PARIS megaparty going down at Grande Halle De La Villette with A-Trak, Chromeo and many more.
Posted on Apr 21st, 2011
Last weekend the fam trekked out to California for the opening of Dust La Rock’s “Joking Victim” at LA’s HVW8 Gallery, featuring music by Jokers Of The Scene and multimedia collaborations with JK5, Kareem Black, Angela Boatwright and Bruce LaBruce. You can now check out photos from the opening and the entire exhibition at the HVW8 website, as well as purchase prints from the show at the gallery store.
There you’ll also find the limited edition 7-inch single of JOTS “Joking Victim,” featuring an ambient “Laughter Death” mix of their show-inspiring title track, as well as Vin Sol’s darkly groovy “Trocadero Mix,” both making their wax debut. There’s only 100 signed and numbered copies of this bad boy, so grab it while you can! The “Laughter Death” mix also scores one of the pieces in the show, a video collaboration between Dust La Rock and Kareem Black, which you can check after the jump.
(Attention LA zombies: you can still check the show in person until May 8th!)
Posted on Apr 13th, 2011
Party people attending A-Trak and friends’ upcoming MAGIC 8-BALL TOUR (get your tickets now!) will have a chance to snag a limited-edition Scion A/V 7″ single featuring “Ray Ban Vision” backed by a brand new remix from Luckybeard, aka Phra of Crookers. It’s a jammer! Grab the mp3 now at Pitchfork.
For more Luckybeard goodness, check his great mix from last year. And be sure to pick up the new EP from Dr Gonzo, Phra and Bot’s collab with Savage Skulls (and more buddies). You’ll be hearing that one all summer…
Posted on Feb 15th, 2011
After the OG version vocodered its way into your heart on the Fool’s Gold Vol 1 compilation, it was only natural that Sammy Bananas’ debut solo track (that’s him singing!) “Move Your Body” gets the proper FG single treatment, which you can pick up now on Beatport.
“Move Your Body” comes backed by remixes from Cassian (whose disco take is already getting BBC radio love), Smalltown Romeo and Toy Selectah, who flips the synth pop workout into a signature “Ravertron” version, complete with new vocals en espanol (again, with Sammy B on the m-i-c). With the whole world going cumbia / moombahton crazy, what better time for some plantain vibes of our own? Preview Toy’s mix on RCRD LBL and be sure to cop all the other versions on the single.
Posted on Nov 30th, 2010
For the past few years, Jokers Of The Scene have ranked amongst the brightest, weirdest lights of Canada’s dance music renaissance. Between their Fool’s Gold originals and their enviably deep remixography (including a droning take on Salem’s “Asia” that turned ears to putty and blogs to cinders mere weeks ago), the duo have passed on a “signature sound” to craft an unpredictable approach that’s as cerebral as it is speaker-decimating.
DJ Booth and Chameleonic have ransacked decades of electronic history to build music from the future. Their latest mutation, “Joking Victim,” blends cinematic synth melodies – think Tangerine Dream or Vangelis at their moodiest, or the Jokers’ own ambient soundtrack for the “Bright Lights Big City” art installation that took over Toronto’s CN Tower late last year – with heavy, Detroit-style drum programming and a club throb that is 100% JOTS. Whether delivered as a bombastic intro track, set closer or soaring peak-time call to arms, “Joking Victim” simply cannot be denied.
If the nine-and-a-half hypnotic minutes of the original weren’t enough, the “Joking Victim” remixes also rank among the most unique in the FG catalog. DFA maestro Shit Robot makes a beeline for the darkly funky melodies the Jokers only hinted at, flipping the track into an industrial disco opus, while SF producer / DJ / cratedigger supreme Vin Sol turns the tempo down (and the cowbell up) for his delicious, boogie rock-influenced “Trocadero Mix.” Each version is like nothing you might have expected, but isn’t that the whole point? Keep your antennae locked in to JOTS’ wavelength for whatever surprise comes next…
Posted on Nov 16th, 2010
Since the release of his debut single “Cross The Dancefloor,” Treasure Fingers has been working his 24k digits non-stop to create some of the most exciting and truly funky electronic music of the past few years. Whether on remixes for pop upstarts (Miike Snow, Little Boots, Chromeo), indie dance heroes (Tensnake, Classixx, Fred Falke & Burns) or his own original tracks, each new tune reveals another side of his personality and showcases a midas touch that expertly blends elements of house, disco, R&B and more, anchored by a decade of road-tested DJ knowledge and Brooklyn-via-ATL swagger.
“Keep Up” is the latest gem to emerge from the Treasure Fingers dance lab: four minutes of vocoder funk and throwback freestyle drums that feel right on time thanks to Treasure Fingers’ clever arrangements and the candy-sweet vocals of newcomer Haley Small. “Keep Up” made it’s first appearance as the lead track on the Fool’s Gold compilation LP and is now backed by huge remixes from Jackson (Warp) who delves into previously uncharted big-room territory with his synthed out “Uro Trans” and “Ejack” mixes, and house legend Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), who nods to his NYC classics with a massive and appropriately titled “Rowdy Remix” sure to set fire to late nights everywhere.
Posted on Nov 3rd, 2010
Some of y’all like WAVs more than Max B. So we’re happy to oblige, with high-quality versions of Fool’s Gold Vol 1 tracks up available at Beatport and Turntable Lab now! You can also peep a “Fools N Friends” chart at the TTL site. They sell regular ol’ mp3s of Vol 1, too, as does iTunes. (And Opening Ceremony got you on CDs.) Mu$ic!