Ta-ku dropped another teaser from his upcoming Songs To Make Up To, the awesome “Long Time No See” featuring Atu. Pre-order now on iTunes to get the track (and previous drop “Love Again”) instantly, and the full album on June 12 from Fool’s Gold / Future Classic. We’ve also got a new color vinyl pressing of the EP up for preorder on the webstore; the first pressing sold out immediately, don’t sleep on this new edition…
Shash’u is hitting the road! Check him at Paris Social Club tomorrow night, and a bunch of Canadian jammies (including Fool’s Gold Homecoming!) throughout June. To get you in the zone, bump some recent cuts from Shash’s SC and catch up on his back-to-back Fool’s Gold EPs PWRFNK and Thru Da Night at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu – the double vinyl set is en route as we speak…
Nobody is better at capturing all the different #feels of electronic dance music these days than our dude Sleepy Tom. Check out his latest banger, a wonderfully chunky remix of Zed’s Dead “Bustamove,” and download his latest Pillowcast mix (#12! Happy Birthday Pillowcast!) for even more tunes.
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.
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!
Sammy B is back with another volume of his vinyl bootlegs series, flipping throwback jams in his inimitably funky style. Like last time, it’s a completely fan-funded affair you can support via Kickstarter for all kinda goodies. Do it! More official SB trax are on deck this year, along with tons of artist production and collaborations (like this Shyvonne track recently premiered by Fact).
Ta-ku returns to headphones around the globe this June with Songs To Make Up To, the long-awaited follow up to his 2013 beat suite, Songs To Break Up To. “Love Again” is the project’s first salvo, a collaboration with singer/songwriter JMSN and fellow bass expert Sango (Soulection) that lays handclap-ready gospel vibes all over Ta-ku’s signature, soulful knock. Songs To Make Up To marks a major artistic leap forward for the Perth producer, but like the song says, “Give it time, give it time / This ain’t no race.”
Pre-order now on iTunes to get “Love Again” instantly, and the full album on June 12 from Fool’s Gold / Future Classic.
Our bros Flosstradamus have been blazing around the globe all year. But their upcoming spring and summer North American victory lap might be the HDYBYZ dankest trek yet, topped off by the first annual HDYFEST, going down at Stubbs in Austin on 4/20 (of course). Josh ‘n Curt will be joined at HDYFEST by Valentino Khan, NYMZ and Ricky Remedy, all of whom feature on their new team-up EP Soundclash, also out that day. Pre-order the EP now to get the title track (feat Troyboi) and new VK collab “MFU” immediately. Full tour dates after the jump.
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!