Posted on Jan 13th, 2016
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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 (out 1/22) 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, Mark Johns, Four Color Zack and more coming along for the ride. Won’t you join them?
Listen to “Wait” feat Four Color Zack at Complex, and pre-order the full EP now!
Posted on Jan 13th, 2016
Fool’s Gold CLUBHOUSE is back! New discoveries and fresh fire from dance pros worldwide… we got this locked. T3NBEARS kicks the year off proper with a crushing CLUBHOUSE debut. “No Sleep (Get Boxed)” and b-side banger “My Dreams” arrive ready to party, grab the free download now at foolsgoldclubhouse.com and stay tuned for much more! (Get familiar with the CLUBHOUSE back catalog by streaming the whole playlist on Spotify while you’re at it. Play ‘em loud!)
Posted on Jan 5th, 2016
Trizzy recapped all the top-shelf beats and bangers of 2015 on the last episode of his Beats 1 Day Off Radio show. “2 hours of my favorite jams of the year. Not just the big anthems, a lot of personal favorites too.” Listen now on Soundcloud and Apple Connect, and check Day Off Radio every week!
Posted on Dec 18th, 2015
Meyhem Lauren aka Laurenovitch aka Laurenovicci aka Omar Luarendez aka Yakov Laurendobaum has taken over the Fool’s Gold Guestlist! Listen to his all QUEENS EVERYTHING selection on Spotify. Listen to “Money In My Pocket” here.
Posted on Dec 9th, 2015
Alvin Risk takes another leap into the unexpected with his new release “Beastmode” on Fool’s Gold. The title track is a moody, hybrid jam built around insane vocals from Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats, constantly morphing breakbeats, and what might just be a late contender for the year’s craziest bassline. Premiered on Complex, listen to Beastmode now!
Posted on Dec 8th, 2015
Meyhem Lauren is a true school Queens, New York original. After dropping outerboro knowledge jewels around the globe on tour with Action Bronson, he’s back home and repping harder than ever with the upcoming free album Piatto D’Oro on Fool’s Gold.
Premiered by Stereogum, “Bonus Round” is a taste of what’s in store: smoothed out samples and knucklehead raps (“whole squad tatted up like Yakuza / we ain’t worried ‘bout getting jobs, you fuckin’ loser”) from a Who’s Who of NY rap royalty: Mey, Action, Long Island legend Roc Marciano and king of outros Big Body Bes. Stay tuned for more gems off Piatto D’Oro in the coming weeks!
Posted on Nov 21st, 2015
We’re turning over control of the FG Spotify account to our biggest friends and fam with the new “Fool’s Gold Guestlist” playlist! Hoodboi kicks things off properly, fresh from tour with a new collection of club cuts, mind expanders and all kinds of Athletixx awesomeness. Subscribe now and listen up!
Posted on Nov 18th, 2015
LNDN DRGS drop another smooth cut off their upcoming free album Aktive. This one is called “Hop Out”, premiered earlier on Complex. Listen to it below and watch the video for “Susan” for some more of that fonk after the jump. Get ready to get Aktive Monday, November 23rd!
Posted on Oct 20th, 2015
Premiered today on The FADER and produced by new beat hero Kaytranada, “Dance” is unlike anything we’ve heard from Rome before — a melodic anthem in the grand tradition of dance-my-pain-away jams.
The single is another pleasing curveball from this one-of-a-kind artist, who’s equally at home trapping in a jeep with ILoveMakonnen and Rich The Kid on “No Ma’am” as he is guesting on Four Tet tracks and popping up at Boiler Room.
With his first international tour on deck and the single release (accompanied by a unique app that lets Rome chat direct to fans – and put his blue beard on their own pics!) the future is looking very bright for Rome. Stay tuned for more as he puts his finishing touches on the “Dance” video and his highly-personal upcoming Fool’s Gold LP. Listen to “Dance” and check Rome’s tour dates after the jump.
Posted on Oct 7th, 2015
Slowbody’s remix to “Drop” premiered on Complex today, listen to it below and get ready for More Smoke out on 10/9!