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.
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!
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.
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
We’re proud to announce that Fool’s Gold is going to release Danny Brown’s new underground opus XXX on Monday, August 15th as a free download on this very website. (Update: It’s out now, go download!)
The first full-length release from Danny since his acclaimed The Hybrid in 2010, XXX is a concept record about hedonism, growing up, and Detroit, taking listeners on a profane and psychedelic journey through the uncensored mind of rap’s most electric MC. There’s no laundry list of guest appearances or producers-for-hire, keeping the focus squarely on Danny and his rhymes: a triple stack of pop culture references and did-he-really-say-that? provocations atop the heart of a poet. Read More
Kingdom’s rightfullyanticipatednewsingle “Take Me” (featuring Naomi Allen of Electrik Red) is out today on FG. Summer jam! But don’t take our word for it, listen for yourself:
You can grab “Take Me” exclusively at Beatport for two weeks, with all other digital services to follow. Single contains the main, instrumental and accapella versions, along with the dreamily crunked-out b-side “If You Buck.”
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.