The new album by Random Axe (the underground rap supergroup of Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson) is out today on Duck Down, featuring the appropriately grimey Danny Brown collab “Jahphy Joe.” Used to rock Rockports, swisher in the Carhartt/ I would never fuck your bitch, she look like an aardvark…
If you need further convincing, give the whole album a preview listen over at Complex.com.
This month we’re getting up with our friends at Wieden+Kennedy / Attack for SHOP, a pop-up retail event at their NYC office starting Thursday, June 16th. SHOP will feature booths from 40 of their favorite local brands (including Fool’s Gold, naturally) slinging exclusive items, samples, and more. There will be food from Eddie Huang and music by FG DJs every day until it wraps on Monday, June 20th. Peep the full flyer after the jump, stay tuned for more details (including the DJ schedule) and hit Phil Chang on Twitter for any press requests or inquiries. Read More
Check out Congorock getting his model on (he is Italian after all) in the new Mishka lookbook for their Summer ’11 line. Other fashionable DJs include our pals Nadastrom, 12th Planet, Diplo and more, peep the whole thing here.
This weekend A-Trak’s Magic 8 Ball Tour finishes up strong with a trio of Canadian shows: Zu Bar in Burlington, Ontario on Friday (5/20), the Telus Theatre in Montreal on Saturday (5/21), and Guvernment in Toronto on Sunday (5/22).
Even though the tour is coming to a close, you can still rep the 8 Ball daily thanks to Karmaloop’s exclusive tee (for guys and gals), still available on their website for a limited time. Coppeth! Read More
For our FG holiday bash two years ago, we invited Just Blaze out to play a house set (which would turn out to be the first of many parties with the Megatron Don). We posted the audio from our crazy, snowed-in basement party online, and apparently the folks at Cajual were listening, because they enlisted Just to remix Cajmere and Dajae’s classic “Brighter Days,” which is out now on Beatport. Check it out and stay tuned for some more FG x JB very soon…
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.
Head over to Beatport to pick up the latest and greatest from our Slow Roast brothers, the debut EP from Codes, a collection of house bangers entitled (naturally) Codes House.
Tommie Sunshine called the EP “seriously unreal disco madness. if you don’t know who this is, seek it out NOW!” We call it a collection of lovingly crafted heatrocks for your spring / summer dancing enjoyment. ALL OF US ARE RIGHT. For more Codes goodies, go grab his latest batch of bootlegs (Busta! Swizzy!) over at Media Contender.
Check out the latest Hard Ass Sessions release from Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada crew, featuring Kingdom’s hybrid banger “Stadium Pass.” It’s out now on Beatport, iTunes and everywhere else fine digital dance music is sold.
Check out Congorock’s take on Berou and Canblaster’s ace “Kapongo Dance,” out now on Beatport and everywhere else fine digital music is sold. Sinden has a remix on there too, along with versions from some other tropical clubbers.