Posted on May 19th, 2015
Sleeve art by Jordan Speer
Nina Las Vegas is a groundbreaking Sydney DJ responsible for triple j radio’s long-running “House Party”, the current host of “Mix Up Exclusives” and her own ecstatic, innovative “NLV Presents” tours. Her keen ear has kept her at the forefront of the Australian dance music scene helping to foster and break emerging talent. Swick is Melbourne’s own well-shaken can of bubbly fizzy drink whose body-moving bonafides include oiling up J-Lo’s “Booty” with Diplo and a deeeeeep discography of experimental club bangers. These two OZ OGs have combined forces for Cool Sports, a hyperactive three-track EP of laser jams, tweaked pop, FIFA club, and assorted power-ups that will leave you sweaty, smiling, and fiending for more. Download it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify!
Posted on May 18th, 2015
A-Trak’s anthem “Push” gets supercharged with three new versions from Mak & Pasteman, Patrick Hagenaar and René LaVice joining the still-banging original and remixes from The Chainsmokers, DallasK, Cazzette, GANZ and Shash’U. Hands in the air! Get all the versions now on iTunes or stream on Spotify. Limited edition white vinyl (featuring the original and remixes from DallasK, GANZ and Shash’U) is also available from store.foolsgoldrecs.com… act fast!
Posted on May 7th, 2015
BOSCO is a force of nature. This Atlanta-bred singer/songwriter pulls from the rawest, headiest elements of R&B, dance and beyond, wrapping it all up with a relentlessly physical live show and and iconic personal style. It’s an electrifying approach that has made her a muse for music and fashion tastemakers alike. Now, following a streak of underground favorites (including “Slippin” from the Solange-curated Saint Heron compilation and the house-y Treasure Fingers collaboration “Names”), BOSCO makes her proper Fool’s Gold debut with the brand-new BOY EP, out 6/2.
Recorded in New York and fueled by the city’s sense of motion and unrest, BOY features some of BOSCO’s most emotional songwriting yet. The title “BOY” track is an icy mysterious groove (produced by NEVR & REO), buoyed by BOSCO and Jace (of fellow ATL upstarts Two-9), setting a tone for the EP’s many moods. Pre-order “BOY” now on iTunes and get ready to dive in deep.
Posted on May 7th, 2015
A-Trak goes beyond big for his latest cut, the stadium-demolishing riff monstrosity that is “Ibanez.” If EDM is the new hair metal, “Ibanez” is the Aqua Net anthem it deserves… bang your head to this! Get “Ibanez” feat Cory Enemy and Nico Stadi now on iTunes (in original and “Arena” versions) as well as Beatport and everywhere else fine fist pumpers are sold.
Posted on Apr 28th, 2015
Art by Niv Bavarsky
FG’s near-decade of genre smashing good vibes can be directly traced back to the high spirits of label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. Hailed as “one of the US’s premiere party DJs” by FACT Magazine and a “Mr Do It All” by XXL, Nick has been pulling double duty as a nightclub and festival mainstay while helming Fool’s Gold with partner in crime A-Trak. Now Catchdini makes a bold leap forward as a producer with today’s release of his debut album, Smoke Machine.
Smoke Machine is a 34 minute blast of hyperkinetic beats and nitrous oxide raps. Alternate universe hip-hop superheroes riff on club hookups and pop culture WTFs: Liz Claiborne, Daria, spinning G-Unit chains, Jay-Z’s MoMa installation. “We blowing up spots like Bashir did to Jacko,” boasts Heems on “Full House,” and the man has a point. Smoke Machine detonates your expectations of a “DJ album,” propelled forward instead by Catchdubs’ own tweaked and explosive sense of fun. Get it now on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Posted on Mar 31st, 2015
Montreal’s Shash’U has quickly become a force on the beat scene with an inventive, muscular new take on dance music. After making waves with his debut Fool’s Gold EP Thru Da Night earlier this year (an immediate DJ favorite and BBC Radio pick) he delivers an amped up sequel EP today in the form of PWRFNK, slapping futuristic, heavy bass over ’80s-inspired midnight electro.
Shash’U’s companion EPs are both available now on iTunes, and fans can pre-order a a limited edition, deluxe vinyl edition now at store.foolsgoldrecs.com, collecting Thru Da Night and PWRFNK on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of the wraparound sleeve art by acclaimed illustrator Ron Wimberly.
Fresh off triumphant sets at Fool’s Gold showcases in Austin and Miami this month, Shash’U celebrates PWRFNK with a hometown release party this Saturday (4/4) at Le Belmont joined by FG’s Nick Catchdubs and his MTL fam. After the jump, check out a new vid for Thru Da Night highlight “Don’t Fight It” and stay tuned for more!
Posted on Mar 24th, 2015
Illustration by Anny Wang
Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative young club producers in the nation, and Hoodboi may be the most exciting of the bunch. Whether solo or collabing with like-minded DJs in his Athletixx crew, Hoodboi’s energetic, emotional tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Zelda bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to electronic music that will warm your emoji heart.
Palm Reader is Hoodboi’s debut EP of original music, a bold leap forward from the R&B bootlegs and party tracks he cut his teeth on. The four tracks are physical and lush; raw club OOMPH sprayed with a candy gloss. From soaring, new-age opener “Dusk” to the hypercolor title track featuring Lido, Hoodboi is making 1080p dance records like none other. Get Palm Reader on iTunes now!
Posted on Mar 10th, 2015
Four Color Zack is a scratch champion and technical innovator. DJ Scene is a clubland institution from Miami to Vegas and beyond. These two “real DJing” vets understand party music like none other, and it shows all throughout their new Slap It Down EP. Featuring amped-up guest vocals from M.O.P. and Mad Lion, Slap It Down lays classic hip-hop party break vibes over modern-day dance muscle, resulting in a stoopidly fun listen for all ages (word to FCZ and Scene’s 8 year old Seattle neighbor Yung Lenox getting busy on the cover artwork). Grab it now on iTunes and get ready to airhorn. (And if you don’t believe us, watch fellow DJ heroes Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff and more gleefully cutting up the title track after the jump.)
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015
Fame School are the next generation of NYC rap music. A street level collective anchored by MC/singer Telli, producer Slim, and a gang of collaborators including underground man-of-the-moment Manolo Rose, Fame School pen anthems over Scarface synths and kickdrums cranked to eviction notice levels. After going viral with Manolo’s “Run Ricky Run,” the Fame School principals reconnect on the triumphant singalong “Money Machine,” leaving no bottle un-poured in their wake… get it on iTunes now and stay tuned for more.
Posted on Feb 24th, 2015
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy. Decay never sounded so sweet… get it now on iTunes!