Bow down to High Klassified, Fool’s Gold’s own bass lord and style king. The Montreal producer raised on 808s and RPGs takes his sound to weird new heights on the Kronostasis EP, picking up where last years auspicious debut Palindroma (“Sounds like anime looks” – Noisey) left off. “Okarina Of Time” and “Saccade Two” bookend the EP with double doses of 64-bit turn up, while “Saccade One” and “Gold” (featuring Chicago rising star Mick Jenkins) bring out a heady, jazzy side to HK that we’ve never heard before. Yet nowhere is High Klassified’s singular swag more evident than “Time In Vain,” and its creepy, cheeky must-see video. Kronostasis is where futuristic slaps meet one-of-a-kind personality: play it loud, follow HK on Snapchat (trust us), and stay tuned for more.
Nick Catchdubs’ gleeful debut LP Smoke Machine gets taken for a spin on the More Smoke remix EP. Fresh flips from Buku, Slowbody and Udachi join DJ faves from Astronomar, Kraymer and ETC!ETC!, making for another club-ready Fool’s Gold medley to know and love. Warehouse bass, booty techno, breakbeat freakouts… inhale, jabronis! Listen to Smoke Machine and More Smoke now!
LuckyMe bad bwoy Joseph Marinetti drops an amped up remix of Nina Las Vegas & Swick’s already-hyper “Pool Girls” just in time for NLV’s return to the states for shows this month. More strobes! Listen to Cool Sports now and check Nina’s tour dates after the jump.
A-Trak’s new single “We All Fall Down” is out today! Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music’s genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ’90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen. Listen to it it now, and get tix for A-Trak’s 12/12 show at Terminal 5 in NYC featuring Araabmuzik and (says Trizzy) “all the tricks and party rocking… the Hawaiian punch of events!”
Hoodboi’s Palm Reader Remixes EP is dropping this Friday, featuring crazy reworks from some of our favorite producers. Check out Vindata’s amazing take on “By Your Side” now (premiered today on Earmilk) and get it immediately when you preorder the EP on iTunes. Check Hoodboi hitting the road with Brenmar for The New Originals Tour starting 10/28, full dates after the jump.
Hoodboi is leading the pack of visionary young LA producers. His debut Fool’s Gold EP Palm Reader was an inspired, late-night take on international club sounds, bringing underground vibes to the masses while injecting his own unique brand of matrix-friendly dance appeal in the process. Now, the Athletixx producer gets taken for a spin himself on Palm Reader Remixes, featuring reworked EP tracks from his club-smashing peers. Vindata (Owsla) turn “By Ur Side” into a half-time masterclass in pitched vocals and triumphant laser riffs, while Alizzz (Mad Decent) drags “Shallow” into warehouse trap territory. The Lido-featuring title track gets three uniquely awesome versions: SIROJ funks out “Palm Reader” into a slow electronic strut, Fool’s Gold OG Treasure Fingers flips it into a modern garage house anthem, and Jesse Slayter cranks up the festival-ready #feels. It’s a wide-ranging batch of remixes that do justice to Hoodboi’s own high-res originals. We’ve gazed into the crystal ball… the future is bright!
A-Trak is everywhere these days. After selling out his second annual Gold Gone Wild tour, the #RealDJing champion brought Fool’s Gold’s hugely successful Day Off festival franchise across America, merging hip hop heavyweights with electronic music’s elite and capturing the sound of a generation in a way that only he can. As a Grammy-nominated producer, his discography is just as varied: in the past few months alone, he’s taken hip-hop futurism mainstream with “Out The Speakers” (featured in Mountain Dew’s Superbowl commercial and viral ad campaign) while reinventing EDM riffs with cheeky guitar-led single “Ibanez” and churning out ubiquitous remixes for Alesso and the Chainsmokers. But last winter’s solo outing “Push” marked the beginnings of a new signature sound for Trizzy, elevating all that dance world expertise with high-def emotions and mature songwriting.
With his new single “We All Fall Down” (out October 2nd on Fool’s Gold and streaming now) A-Trak follows the muse of “Push” even further into pure pop heaven. Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music’s genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ’90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen. Play it now and check A-Trak premiering the tune as a “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show.
Madeaux makes his Fool’s Gold debut with the perfectly-titled New Wav EP, reshaping North American dance music in his own image and injecting a needed dose of synth pop realness in the process. The six EP tracks are a wildly diverse bunch, connecting the dots between decades of inspirations. “Kill For Me” bangs like a lost Depeche Mode anthem, while A-Trak collab “Lost In Translation” is the unexpected warehouse jam of the year. Nowhere are these genre-splices more powerful than on New Wav’s title track, where Madeaux flips Kaleena Zanders’ postmodern diva vocals over high-NRG synths and a Miami bass-gone-Berlin drop. The tide is high for this one, and the future most definitely belongs to Madeaux. Download New Wav on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Black Atlass is quite literally the only artist on earth to soundtrack Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent ads while featuring on Action Bronson songs. This diverse appeal is a testament to the captivating voice of Alex Fleming, the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and who created Black Atlass as a vehicle for his unique vocals, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and experimental production techniques.
Following the well-received “Paris” single and Young Bloods EP (the latter a personal favorite of visionary director Woodkid, who created mind-bending visuals for single “Jewels” featuring Fleming and supermodel Anja Rubik) and this spring’s free Jaderelease, “Haunted Paradise” is the first of three new Black Atlass singles on Fool’s Gold, which will later be accompanied by a series of self-published zines featuring original work from Fleming himself.
The song made its world premier this Saturday on Jaden Smith’s MSFTS FREQUENCY Beats 1 show, awash in stark guitar riffs and dubby reverb. The moody beauty of “Haunted Paradise” sets the stage for a new creative phase of Black Atlass, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s working on next… download “Haunted Paradise” on iTunes or stream on Spotify now.
“BROCKHAMPTON is not another rap collective nor do they aim to be. They are The All American Boy Band and they want the world to take note.” So declares Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Tenor, and Merlyn Wood, straight outta San Marcos, Texas. They came together as BROCKHAMPTON on New Years 2015 and immediately made noise with bold mission statements, crazy style, and peerless music, winning the VFILES x FG x MTV VFILES LOUD! competition with “Dirt,” a postmodern posse cut made from spazzy piano riffs, bugged out references (“my iPhone got iPhones so all my friends can talk to me”), and wildly self-assured flows that bounce from syrup-speed to hyperactive within seconds. Download it on iTunes and watch these internet champs bust out IRL at the first Texas DAY OFF on 9/19, get tickets at fgdayoff.com.