Gladiator can’t stop moving. High-powered sets around the globe have earned lifelong LA friends Daniel Goodman and Ian Johnson an international #SQUAD of loyal fans, while dance superstars (Skrillex, A-Trak, Major Lazer) and urban upstarts (Kehlani, Kid Ink, Dej Loaf) keep calling for the duo’s magic touch on remixes and collaborations. It’s been a whirlwind trip so far, but Gladiator’s new Transit EP is a true milemarker: deeper songwriting, crazier sonics, and an even stronger distillation of that Gladiator spark. They channeled all the adventures of a non-stop life into five very cool, very chunky original tracks, with fellow journeymen Vindata, Four Color Zack and more coming along for the ride. Won’t you join them? Listen to Transit now!
Paris is home to some of dance’s boldest new heroes. DJ Snake, Tchami, and Point Point have become household names by adding their own twist en Francais to supersized electronic music, and they’ve all anointed Dombresky the next resident to rise. Fresh off a massive remix for A-Trak’s “We All Fall Down” and his Tchami collaboration “Freakin,” Dombresky cements his rep with the debut EP Reaching Perfection. Billboard premiered the first track “Hardcore”. These three tracks capture the OOMPH of garage/house while retaining the funkiness of great house music, peppered with a glitchy cleverness all Dombresky’s own. Get familiar, pre-order Reaching Perfection and get in on this early!
Promnite’s gonna love you down. As a founding member of LA’s Athletixx crew (alongside Hoodboi, Falcons and Kittens), he’s been mixing futuristic hip-hop, R&B and next level electronic sounds like only a true sensei of dancefloor seduction can. That same vibe fuels Promnite’s remixes and original productions, which bounce from basement house to slow-n-low collabs with beat kings Mr. Carmack, Alizzz and more. His Fool’s Gold debut “Work It Out” with Penthouse Penthouse might be the producer’s grooviest move yet: a slinky, vocoder’d soundtrack to “U UP?” texts and all your other after-midnight activities. Listen to “Work It Out” now and stay tuned for more from Promnite!
Chicago-via-NYC club king Brenmar lends his low end expertise to Rome Fortune’s “Dance,” masterfully building up tension and release with handclaps, finger snaps and truly filthy 808s. That bedroom boom! Stay tuned for more “Dance” remixes in 2016 along with more from Rome’s upcoming Jerome Raheem Fortune LP on Fool’s Gold. Premiered on FACT, listen to it below and check out the video for the original here.
Meyhem Lauren joins the Fool’s Gold family with “Money In My Pocket.” The first single off his Piatto D’Oro LP, “Money” is top-shelf Laurenovich, featuring classic New York tough talk over a wildly catchy saloon piano beat from Farhot. Premiered on The Fader, the holiday-themed video from director Calmatic (Kendrick Lamar, Vic Mensa, OverDoz) puts Meyhem’s rugged charisma front and center, capturing the Queens MC spreading joy to the people as only he can. Grab “Money In My Pocket” on iTunes!
Trizzy puts a new spin on his big tune by enlisting some of dance music’s freshest for a new remix package. Cory Enemy and Syre provide a sunglasses-ready tropical take, while Paris hotshot Dombresky goes heavy and dark in advance of his debut EP on Fool’s Gold in 2016. eSQUIRE cranks up the pianos on a feel-good “Houselife” remix, and JayKode brings ultra-melodic trap energy to his version. Newcomers STFU and longtime FG fam Willy Joy crank up the bass on their respective remixes to close out the EP on a high note. Fall down and turn up! Listen to We All Fall Down Remixeshere.
LNDN DRGS is the Cali rap you need RIGHT NOW. The slowed samples and house party vibes of Bompton rapper Jay Worthy and Vancouver producer Sean House might conjure G-Funk classics of old, but this ain’t a DeLorean on Daytons. Mentored by the late A$AP Yams, LNDN DRGS have pulled from generations of game to make modern day slaps all their own. After burning down the stage at Fool’s Gold DAY OFF LA (leaving a trail of curl activator in their wake), LNDN DRGS and FG have combined forces for the free album Aktive, featuring some of the funnest, filthiest West Coast jams we’ve heard in our lives (and cover art by OG Doggystyle illustrator Joe Cool). Roller rink basslines, low riding flows, crucial, um, “dating advice”… this is LNDN DRGS raw and uncut, welcoming everyone to the function. Premiered by The FADER, download Aktive now and play it everywhere!
GrandeMarshall’s long-awaited new studio album, My Brother’s Keeper, is out now. In a sea of trend-hopping MCs, this Philly artist has confidently sailed his own wave since 2012, when Fool’s Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs signed Grande on the strength of the self-released debut, 800. The following year’s free FG album Mugga Man pushed the envelope even further, and propelled GrandeMarshall into conversation amongst some of hip-hop’s biggest up and coming names. Working with the likes of Flume and Nadus while consistently putting out impressive solo tracks has earned this North Philadelphia rapper nods from the press and original heads alike. Yet My Brother’s Keeper is a new milestone for Grande – unhurried, self-assured, and deeply personal. Play My Brother’s Keeper loud!
There’s no one quite like Tommy Trash. With his signature locks and manic stage presence, he’s firmly established himself as one of the most iconic characters in dance music. We’re excited to welcome Tommy back to FG with the new Luv U Giv EP, a three song showcase for his ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed groove that fans know and love. The release is accompanied by a very special music video trilogy featuring the island misadventures of a 12” tall Tommy toy and a horde of ravaging cannibal dolls; watch them all now (peep the making of later!) and play Luv U Giv as loud as possible!
Brenmar’s awesome Award EP was a showcase for this New York club king’s production finesse. Now a gang of DJ favorites return the favor on the diverse new Award Remixes collection, taking the originals to all kinds of speaker-friendly new directions. Gutta flips “Award” featuring Dougie F into a low-end Jersey smash, Enferno adds even more bedroom boom to “Plenty To Spare” feat Ro James, and Harlem’s Austin Millz takes “Don’t Want It” feat Sayyi to new levels of trapped-out intensity. The EP closes out with two very special house mixes of Award hit “Hula Hoop” feat Uniiiqu3, with DiscoTech providing champagne-n-sparklers energy and ex Crookers / current Main Course chief BOT getting deep and funky. Premiered today on PAPER, listen to the Award Remixes now (and if that’s not enough, fans and aspiring producers can get busy on “Hula Hoop” themselves with an official Fool’s Gold remix contest on Audiomack. Bring it back around!)