Posted on Jan 14th, 2015
Dance music crown holder A-Trak adds another jewel to his catalog of boundary-pushing music videos with “Push,” premiering today on TheFADER.com. Director Ramon Ayala creates a truly surreal, decadent world that flips “party” scenes inside out. “My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle ‘lets make this night live forever!’ videos,” says A-Trak. “Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It’s kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man.” Starring ATL producer TM88 (808 Mafia), a cast of European semi-nude models, and a tiger, “Push” is audiovisual indulgence like none other. Watch it immediately and get “Push” now on iTunes!
Posted on Dec 18th, 2014
As we look back on the highs and lows of this rollercoaster 2014, one of the funkiest peaks still belongs to our bros Chromeo with the release of their fourth full-length, White Women. The boys just dropped a documentary on the making of the album, featuring studio sessions with Toro Y Moi, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Solange, and Fool’s Gold’s own Oliver. Check it out and grab the album (if you haven’t already) on iTunes and everywhere else fine music is sold.
Posted on Dec 15th, 2014
We closed out our biggest year of DAY OFFs yet in Miami during Art Basel, with a whole crew of heavy hitters taking the stage. A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Milo & Otis, Trippy Turtle, Giraffage, Nick Catchdubs, Flat White, Shash’U, The Outfit TX, OG Maco, Key!, Heroes x Villains… suffice it to say, the turn up was real. Peep photo galleries and coverage from Miami New Times, Showskii, THUMP, Rony’s Photobooth and Revolt TV. We selected our favorites after the jump. Check out more recaps at FGDAYOFF.COM and we’ll see you in 2015! Read More
Posted on Dec 8th, 2014
Giraffage’s chopped up electro pop jam “Tell Me” gets a suitably tweaked music video, featuring a canine cast like you’ve never seen before. Donuts, emotions, childbirth… the circle of life! Hear this and more on Giraffage’s Fool’s Gold EP No Reason (on iTunes now) and get tickets for his North American tour kicking off in January. Read More
Posted on Dec 4th, 2014
Scratch champs Enferno and Shiftee combine forces as E.A.S.Y. and bust out an insane new routine to A-Trak’s “Push” – complete with wigs! Watch the clip above and check more “Short Cuts” scratch routines here. Get the full Push EP on iTunes now!
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2014
Do Androids Dance just premiered the music video for Smalltown DJ’s ace Clubhouse collab with Lisa Lobsinger, “See Thru.” Watch the bittersweet adventures of a helmeted couple above and get “See Thru” on iTunes now with remixes from Thugli, Astronomar & Wuki and more.
Posted on Nov 18th, 2014
Yung boss RL Grime just dropped his debut full-length LP, the bold and boisterous Void. Featuring a gang of awesomely uncategorizable electronic cuts alongside collabs with Big Sean, How To Dress Well and Boys Noize, the whole record is a must listen. Grab it on iTunes now, and pick up the High Beams EP on Fool’s Gold to hear where it all started.
Posted on Nov 13th, 2014
We celebrated our seven year anniversary in style, bringing in Master P to rock alongside an all-fam edition of Just Blaze’s weekly “House Party” bash at Webster Hall in NYC. A-Trak played master of ceremonies while the No Limit general rocked alongside JB and “House Party” co-pilot DJ Soul, Fame School (rolling extra deep with Manolo Rose and many more) hometown club kings Nick Catchdubs and Brenmar (joined on the mic by Jersey’s Dougie F), MTL’s own Shash’U and party people galore.
Check some recap footage above, along with some photo galleries from Mel D. Cole / Village Slum (one and two) along with a collection from Sylvain Granier here. Some of our faves after the jump. Read More
Posted on Nov 5th, 2014
Afrofuturist b-boy, remix alchemist, legit funk phenomenon… Montreal hero Shash’U is truly one of a kind. He’s been burning down stages from Boiler Room to underground street dance competition “Juste Debout” with a mix of wild style remixes and audacious originals that sound at once alien and familiar, turning even the poppiest of radio hits from Beyonce and Robin Thicke into breakbeat battle weapons. This approach has won Shash’U a rabid following (not to mention officially commissioned remixes for A-Trak’s “Push” and Chromeo’s “Lost On The Way Home”) and set the stage for his official Fool’s Gold debut, PWRFNK, due out next year.
Before then, however, Shash’U will drop the free Thru Da Night EP, led by the muscular title track (which made it’s debut on the Fool’s Gold Draft Picks BitTorrent bundle) and accompanying music video, featuring a night-crawling preacher man with his own approach to keeping the faith. Check Shash’U live at the Fool’s Gold 7 Year Anniversary Party this Thursday (11/6) at Webster Hall in NYC alongside Master P and more, and at the Miami edition of Fool’s Gold DAY OFF during Art Basel on Saturday, 12/7 featuring A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard and the rest of the FG fam.
Posted on Nov 4th, 2014
You already know A-Trak: the modern day DJ hero, the man behind the cultural powerhouse Fool’s Gold, the wearer of many hats (he owns 46). He brought cheeky disco to the top of the charts with Duck Sauce and has been one of the most sought-after remixers in electronic music. A master at bridging gaps between EDM and hip hop, last year saw him collaborate with Lex Luger in the trap supergroup Low Pros and resurrect Cam’ron with their acclaimed Federal Reserve project.
Now entering a new chapter in his career, A-Trak releases the single “Push” and finally showcases what’s in store for his solo material. Rooted in house music, the song melds the power of festival-tested anthems with soaring, emotional synth pop. Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt lends a delicate falsetto, creating an instant earworm that feels both timeless and timely.
The release comes backed by a full EP of remixes from electro duos du jour The Chainsmokers and Cazzette, rising star DallasK, head-nod specialist GANZ and exceptionally funky new Fool’s Gold signing Shash’U, rocketing across the whole spectrum of modern-day dance music. The EP is out worldwide on 11/25, pre-order Push on iTunes and receive the original instantly! Read More