Posted on Sep 4th, 2015
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!
Posted on Aug 27th, 2015
“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.
Posted on Aug 25th, 2015
Madeaux just dropped a very special DAY OFF mix, featuring tracks from his upcoming New Wav EP (pre-order on iTunes now!) and much, much more. Give it a spin and get your tickets now to check Madeaux with the whole crew THIS SATURDAY (8/29) at the first DAY OFF of 2015 in Los Angeles.
Posted on Aug 20th, 2015
There’s a new generation of Parisian producers making waves in the dance scene, yet none are splashing as hard as Malaa. He’s getting his the fast way, the ski mask way (literally: we’ve never seen him), and isn’t asking permission before slicing up house music with his own French cut swagger. Following cosigns from DJ Snake and Tchami, remixes for Major Lazer and Post Malone, and a series of increasingly awesome “Who Is Malaa?” DJ mixes, the balaclava’d boss drops “Pregnant,” his debut original track on Fool’s Gold. With its cheeky rap sample, très funky bassline, and the thumpingest kick drum of the year, “Pregnant” takes the Maury show straight to Ibiza. Malaa might not be the father, but he’s making a strong case to be your daddy. Download “Pregnant” on iTunes now!
Posted on Aug 19th, 2015
As Thump just premiered, Madeaux will make his Fool’s Gold debut on 9/4 with the perfectly-titled New Wav EP. “Kill For Me” is a glimpse into what’s in store, merging anthemic synth pop vibes with modern dance production muscle. Pre-order New Wav on iTunes to get “Kill For Me” instantly, and be sure to check Madeaux with the crew at Fool’s Gold DAY OFF LA 8/29!
Posted on Aug 14th, 2015
From Outside Lands to iPhone ads, Giraffage is everywhere. His debut Fool’s Gold EP No Reason WiFi’ed glistening melodies and candy-painted basslines direct to your heart. Now it’s time for the new No Reason Remixes to get to work on the rest of your body, thanks to reconfigured versions from some of the coolest and most inventive names in dance and electronic music. GTA, Shash’U, Lindsay Lowend, Promnite, Maxo, Spazzkid and Qrion all put their spin on No Reason originals, pinballing from heavy-duty festival jams and club-ready explosions to juked out video game soundtracks and full-on IDM instrumentals. The matrix has never been this live!
Download No Reason Remixes now on iTunes and stream on Spotify. Check Giraffage’s upcoming tour dates at giraffage.com, and watch the iPhone 6 commercial featuring the original “Be With You” after the jump.
Posted on Jul 10th, 2015
Ta-ku’s acclaimed Songs To Make Up To EP dropped this June, selling out of its first blue vinyl pressing in days and rocketing up Billboard’s New Artist Chart. As Ta-ku’s soulful bass sound takes over headphones around the globe, STMUT Spotify bonus track “Down For You” feat. Alina Baraz has just been added to the full EP package on iTunes and everywhere else. Give it a spin along with a heartfelt live Boiler Room performance of “Love Again” feat. JMSN.
A second Songs To Make Up To vinyl pressing (on tan wax!) is available now from the Fool’s Gold store, along with limited-edition Ta-ku logo tees featuring the floral STMUT artwork. (Pre-order now and get in time for the vinyl arrival!)
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2015
Apple’s worldwide, live-streaming Beats1 radio station made its explosive debut this week. So it’s only right we keep the fun going this weekend with the debut episode of “A-Trak Presents Day Off Radio,” Trizzy’s official mixshow (named after our festival series, naturally). Update your phone and tune in Saturday (7/4) at 9pm PST (midnight on the east coast) to jam out live.
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2015
“People often ask me about my musical influences,” says Shash’U. “Here is a playlist for an answer. Vibe to this!” Check out his “These Made Me” Playlist on Spotify and to see those influences in action, pick up Shash’U’s PWRFNK and Thru Da Night EPs on double vinyl (with poster!) from the FG store.
Posted on Jun 30th, 2015
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There’s nowhere in the world quite like Oakland, and there’s no one making music quite like L-Deez. Lamborghini Ferarri is his debut EP, featuring three wildly catchy tracks laced with curbside color commentary and a classic ‘80s rap vibe we haven’t felt in years. But don’t get it twisted, Lamborghini Ferrari is no time machine. With longtime FG fam Trackademicks providing the soundtrack, this EP hits a new sweet spot somewhere between Too $hort’s trunk tales, hyphy’s wild style, and the futuristic club sounds of today. Welcome to The Town, like you’ve never heard it before! Get it now on iTunes or stream on Spotify.