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Congorock Takes North America

Posted on Feb 9th, 2009

This week the Fool’s Gold international DJ exchange program brings another new star to our shores, as the big beat frenzy of Italy’s Congorock comes to Toronto, Winnipeg, NYC and Los Angeles (the last one is a real doozy, a free show with our boys Rusko and AC Slater also on the bill). Peep all the party dates after the jump.

This mini-trek is meant to amp everyone up for the release of Congorock’s debut Fool’s Gold 12″ single “Runark,” a bleep-ed out club monster that comes backed with a massive remix by labelmates Jokers Of The Scene and two more originals, all wrapped up in psychomystical sleeve art by Dust La Rock. Vinyl is in production now, and you can get the digital version (with a bonus remix by His Majesty Andre) exclusively at Turntable Lab starting Feb 24th, with all other digi retailers to follow. “BIIIIIG CHOOOON” says us. “THANKS!” says y’all. You’re welcome. Read More

Sammy Bananas Oz Tour

Posted on Jan 27th, 2009

Things you might not know about Sammy Bananas: he has a rather large collection of 90s independent rap vinyl (L Da Head Toucha!) and composes for jazz flute. Things you already know (and love) about Sammy Bananas: he is one damn clever DJ!

The young lad is headed down to Australia for a few shows next month and put together an enjoyably funky new tour mix that leans heavy on tracks from the red continent. Listen close for the surprises!

Sammy Bananas “Aussie Tour Mix” [mp3]

Tracklist and tour dates after the jump. You can also party with Sammy stateside this weekend in Chicago and Wisconsin, all that info’s after the jump too. Read More

ZZZ "Lion (Bag Raiders Remix)"

Posted on Dec 18th, 2008

Sydney’s Bag Raiders just dropped this funky piano of a remix for OZ label-mates ZZZ. You should play it really loud while dancing around your room or washing your car or Twittering from your phone or doing any of the simple things that make life worth living.

ZZZ “Lion (Bag Raiders Remix)” [mp3]

If you likey, grab this and the rest of the tracks and remixes from ZZZ’s latest single over at Beatport. And don’t forget, the Raiders make their stateside debut on Fool’s Gold in early 09 so there’ll be more from them very very soon!

Collie Buddz & Joell Ortiz Do "Day 'N' Nite"

Posted on Dec 18th, 2008

Following in the footsteps of Pitbull, Travis & AM, and Joseph Guillermo Jones, Joell Ortiz and Collie Buddz have recorded their own versions of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite.” Collie even has two takes, one solo and one with Chip Fu (what up doc?)

Kid Cudi f. Joell Ortiz “Day ‘N’ Nite (Remix)” [mp3]
Kid Cudi f. Collie Buddz “Day ‘N’ Nite (Remix)” [mp3]
Kid Cudi f. Collie Buddz & Chip Fu “Day ‘N’ Nite (Remix)” [mp3]

We’ll keep you updated on any future versions we come across – meanwhile, get the original and all the official “Day ‘N’ Nite” remixes at iTunes.

Free Fool's Gold "Family & Friends Holiday Bash" This Friday In NYC!

Posted on Dec 15th, 2008

Like we always do at this time… it’s the return of the annual Fool’s Gold holiday party!

This year we teamed up with Pepsi Proper to bring you the “Friends & Family Holiday Bash,” featuring the legend DJ Premier and the big dawg pitbull Cipha Sounds, along with tag-team DJ sets from FG’s own Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas and The Brothers Macklovitch. NOT TO BE MISSED! Come through and close out an amazing 2008 with all of us.

The party is completely free with RSVP, and it’s going down this Friday (12.19) at Twelve/21 in NYC aka the old Sound Factory aka Cheetah (“from Club Cheetah, to Club Amnesia, Peanuts in LA, bubblin in Dublin,” yes that one). Full address and info after the jump.

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House of House

Posted on Nov 18th, 2008

I haven’t posted in awhile because I just recently moved back to BK after being a World Traveler Adventurer for a couple months as well as having a spine-crushing workload. As the records have come out of storage and gone back on the shelf I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite classics with you..

Masters of the Universe (Joey Negro)- Space Talk (Strictly Underground)

Pal Joey- Party Time (Loop ‘D Loop)

Kerri Chandler- Atmosphere EP (Shelter Records) Jersey stand the fuck up!!!

I could go on for days.. Some real posts w/ deep thoughts coming soon, I promise.

Fool's Gold CMJ Wrapup

Posted on Oct 28th, 2008

We threw our 2nd annual CMJ showcase (and one-year anniversary party!) this past Thursday at Webster Hall in NYC. There was much cake, revelry and tunes from the crew, here’s the photo galleries and related linkery:

- Driven By Boredom photos (whole show / Kid Sis / Voice selects)
- Last Night’s Party photos
- Behind-the-scenes glamour shots (and Q&As) from Metromix
- Prefix Mag photos (more on Flickr)
- End-of-night foolishness captured by Nicky Digital
- NY Times story on CMJ merch w/ Kid Sis tee

My personal highlights include Nacho Lovers playing Circle Children’s “Zulu” while giving Armand a pound, Gant-Man’s epic hypeman skills keeping up with Kid Sister’s set, Dave1′s extra dapper suit, and of course being able to rock with practically the whole FG fam (Nachos, JOTS and Trackademicks stuck around all CMJ weekend so we’ve been handling photo shoots and meetings alongside late night ridiculousness and more food than I’ve ever eaten in my life. Call me Nick Fatdubs). Special shout-out to Scion for sponsoring the show and to Kenny and the whole Webster Hall team for making sure our champagne glasses were filled up.

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