Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015
Art by Pierre Thyss
The first Fool’s Gold hip‐hop release of 2015 is the uber‐melodic debut from Toledo, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst. On “I’m That Nigga,” the MC drops confident, R&B‐inspired flows over a futuristic, neck‐snapping beat from Chris McClenney (Soulection) x Rvdical The Kid. In three short minutes, tshawntrusst throws down the gauntlet as one of the new year’s most exciting new voices and continues Fool’s Gold’s streak of auspicious rap debuts from Kid Cudi to Danny Brown and beyond. Get it now on iTunes!
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015
Art by Cacapasa
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy. Decay never sounded so sweet… preorder the EP on iTunes now and get an instant download of the title track, premiered today on Pitchfork.
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015
The new Rick Owens Men’s RTW collection made a lot of noise in Paris this week for it’s full frontal fashion. And the soundtrack was just as ballsy, courtesy of none other than FG’s own Bames, who were enlisted by Rick to create custom extended mixes of their DRTY BWTY tracks “Sippin” and “Posted” for the catwalk. Check it out on Bames’ Soundcloud, grab DRTY BWTY on iTunes, and stay tuned for their new EP coming this Spring on Fool’s Gold!
Posted on Jan 20th, 2015
A-Trak and Diplo are brothers from another. Peep this Infinite Legroom interview for a look at the early days of their friendship, then go listen to Trizzy’s uncut Diplo & Friends mix from BBC Radio 1 Xtra on Soundcloud.
Posted on Jan 8th, 2015
Art by Pilar Zeta
Brenmar is the club. This bass music chameleon has soundtracked some of the best nights of our lives with sets that expertly travel from Jersey to Chicago and beyond, connecting the dots between hip-hop, R&B and all manner of futuristic house music production. His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
Listen to the title track (premiered today by Paper alongside a Brenmar Q&A) for a taste of the EP, which you can also pre-order now on iTunes. Hear Brenmar live in his element on the Award tour kicking off 1/21 in Chicago and blasting around the globe through February, full dates after the jump.
Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014
Los Ghosts make their Clubhouse debut with the gleefully deep “Musique,” get it now on iTunes and bop bop bop as only a true spook can…
Posted on Nov 25th, 2014
A-Trak’s full Push EP is out today on iTunes and all digital retailers! Go grab his anthemic Andrew Wyatt collab alongside giant remixes from The Chainsmokers, Cazzette, DallasK, GANZ and Shash’U (there’s also an exclusive PeaceTreaty mix on Beatport), and read Billboard’s new Q&A with Trizzy here. Miami gets a dose of “Push” live when A-Trak rocks DAY OFF alongside Danny Brown, DJ Mustard and more on 12/7, grab advance tickets now.
Posted on Nov 19th, 2014
FACT Mag premiered GANZ’s remix of A-Trak’s “Push”. With his bass heavy “flips” of everyone from Flume to A$AP Rocky, but his remix of A-Trak’s “Push” might be the Dutchman’s hardest yet. Trance-inducing chords over hi-def trap drums? We’re head over heels! The full single package is out on 11/25, pre-order it on iTunes and receive three tracks instantly!
Posted on Nov 18th, 2014
Humans! Aliens! Puppies! Lend us your ears, the new Giraffage EP is finally here. Grab the very excellent No Reason now on iTunes and everywhere else fine digital music is sold. You can also see the man live at DAY OFF Miami on 12/7 and get tickets for his North America tour (kicking off 1/15 in ATL) at giraffage.com
Posted on Nov 17th, 2014
Sammy Bananas has been out on the road in support of his current single “Money Time” (on iTunes now, nudge nudge, wink wink) but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been keeping busy in between gigs! Check out his latest bootleg, a housed-up rework of Rae Sremmurd’s ratchet ballad “No Type,” as well as a 45 minute mix for DC’s long-running Blisspop.