The enormous Bart B More remix of Cubic Zirconia’s “Take Me High” has quickly become a DJ favorite (peep Diplo opening Holy Ship! with it and dropping on his radio show), and the band loves it too. So much, in fact, that they decided to film a video for the remix, with frontwoman Tiombe Lockhart once again pulling double duty on both sides of the camera to direct.
Watch it up top, grab the remix on iTunes or Beatport, and check more CZ vids (and Tiombe’s directorial tips) here.
Cubic Zirconia will be playing their first hometown show of the new year (and their first since opening SBTRKT’s sold-out Music Hall Of Williamsburg gig) on Saturday, February 4th at Drom. They’ll be shooting another vid there as well, so look sharp! We’ll see you there. Read More
Flosstradamus have been working with a bunch of MCs lately, including young Chicago rhymer Calez. Check out his video for the Floss-produced “Intermission” above. After the jump, peep ShowYouSuck over their “Original Don” remix (for more of that particular combo, Floss also produced “All Loc Everything” on SYS’s last mixtape). Read More
Bay Areaaaaa! This jam is taken off Kool A.D. of Das Racist’s Palm Wine Drinkard mixtape, featuring our homie Trackademicks, Mondreman of Main Attrakionz and Dope G. For more FG x DR collabs, check Danny Brown’s verse on “You Have to Ride the Wave” off Heems’ new mixtape Nehru Jackets.
The Fool’s Gold x LTD Holiday Party last month (time flies!) was another one for the books, a hyperactive affair featuring music from Texas hero OG Ron C, Just Blaze, The Brothers Macklovitch and Nick Catchdubs, Danny Brown in formalwear and moshing A$APs galore.
Get ready to get blazed with Alabama bad boy Jackie Chain and our own Nick Catchdubs when their After Hours mixtape hits on 2/7. You may have already heard the late night bleeps of “Molly” and “Night Is Young” (featuring Freddie Gibbs and fellow FG representative Maggie Horn of Telephoned), but the final project has even more in store. To hear Catchdini tell it:
“I went into the tape thinking that we would just record a bunch of stuff like “Molly” over more electronic production, but what ended up coming together over the months ended up feeling way more like Jackie’s own signature sound: super melodic and diverse music to ride to. G shit, country shit… it left me free to just pick and chose the stuff I liked from a DJ standpoint and connect the dots.”
Check the cover art after the jump, as well as a new video for “Molly” that Jackie and Co shot during the Fool’s Gold / iheartcomix “Past Yo Bedtime” party at a mall in Austin during last SXSW. Read More
Savvy listeners will remember Donnis’ “Snack Pack” series, where he dropped new jams, freestyles and videos (like his awesome take on “Clermont Lounge”) for the internets to eat up every few weeks. Well, he’s back at it. And in advance of his forthcoming record on Fool’s Gold, Donnis has dropped the first 2012 edition of the Snack Pack, featuring new tracks “Wanna Be Bad” and “Gimme,” as well as a teaser clip of “Hoes,” directed by Hi 5 Collective. It’s party time again…
Hookemon talks Novation’s new Impulse MIDI controller in this new clip filmed at his studio in Greenpoint, taking you through the makings of a Cubic Zirconia track and giving some insight on his live setup. Geek out, and be sure to grab Cubic Zirconia’s Follow Your Heart LP and the “Take Me High” single, out now on Fool’s Gold.
A-Trak played Madison Square Garden with Swedish House Mafia and Jacques Lu Cont, the first ever all-DJ performance at the legendary venue. Check the recap video to see what went down, and be sure to check Kirill Was Here’s photo gallery from the night. (Shout to Josh Wehle on the footage and Mikey Van Beuren on the edit!)
To kick off the new year, Flosstradamus dropped a free lil nugget of trap house trance. Download and bump loudly. Check Thunderhorse’s video after the jump for plenty of Tokyo driftin and Ukraine ravin.