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
Posted on Nov 4th, 2014
The moody beauty of Black Atlass’ Young Bloods EP standout “Jewels” gets a truly next-level video treatment from Woodkid, premiered today via The FADER. The clip features Black Atlass and supermodel Anja Rubik interacting in a surreal and completely artificial environment built frame-by-frame by the director. “The reality pictured in this video only exists in the computer I used to create the piece,” says Woodkid. “It’s fascinating and alienating too.” Watch it now and get the Young Bloods EP on iTunes.
Posted on Oct 24th, 2014
Are you down with #RealDJing? Then A-Trak’s “Short Cuts” series of video scratch routines is for you. And even if you think a crab scratch is something to ask a doctor about, you can still enjoy the musicality and pure entertainment of Trizzy and friends busting out their finest wicky wickys for the internets at large. The latest edition features turntable wizard Teeko doing his thang with A-Trak and Milo & Otis’ banger “Out The Speakers” (available now on iTunes), watch it now and get ready to bug out! More “Short Cuts” after the jump. Read More
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014
Production supergroup Low Pros (A-Trak & Lex Luger) and G.O.O.D. Music artist of the year Travi$ Scott dive into the matrix for their artfully trippy “100 Bottles” music video, directed by acclaimed multimedia artists Nate Brown (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé) and Gustavo Torres (aka Kidmograph). Further establishing Low Pros’ striking visual identity, the clip follows a semi-android Travi$ stumbling through a grisly, glitchy metropolis.
While A-Trak & Lex prepare the follow up to their debut Fool’s Gold release EP 1, fans can catch a rare live performance from Travi$ and the Low Pros collective at Fool’s Gold Day Off Atlanta on Saturday, 11/1 alongside Danny Brown, new ATL stars ILoveMakonnen, Que and OG Maco, and many more. Get Low Pros EP 1 on iTunes now and get tickets and info for Day Off Atlanta at fgdayoff.com Read More
Posted on Oct 17th, 2014
Whenever Fool’s Gold touches down in Cali, you know we have to make it EXTRA extra! The ’14 edition of DAY OFF Los Angeles was our craziest show yet, featuring uber-hype sets from Danny Brown, Vic Mensa (in his LA debut!), Travi$ Scott, gLAdiator, Kurupt, Hoodboi, Nick Catchdubs and Kittens, not to mention a very rare Invisibl Skratch Piklz reunion and surprise guest spots from Fredo Santana, Rome Fortune, and Big Sean. WHOA! Watch the recap above (can you find yourself?) and stay tuned for more DAY OFFs in ATL and Miami at fgdayoff.com. Thanks to G-Shock, The Fader & Goldenvoice
For more, check out Revolt’s video recap along with some photo galleries from LA Weekly, LA Music Blog, Tha Fly Nation, BLKDMNDS, Moxipop, MXDWN, Simply G Photography, P is for Props and The Hundreds. Some of our favorites after the jump! Read More
Posted on Oct 17th, 2014
Canadian Kids? High Klassified’s Palindroma beat suite “Kosmo Shinobi” gets an appropriately artsy video treatment courtesy Baz of Romeo & Fils. Check it out and grab the awesome Palindroma EP on iTunes and download Draft Picks ’14.
Posted on Oct 17th, 2014
Mass Appeal premiered a new clip from Grande for his “Burning Rubber Freestyle” off the upcoming My Brother’s Keeper. Hit the papi store with Philly’s finest! Get tickets now to see Grande performing with Freddie Gibbs 10/28 at Underground Arts (flyer below), and check songs from both these MCs (and many more) on the Fool’s Gold rap compilation Loosies, still smokin in a speakerbox near you. Read More
Posted on Oct 14th, 2014
Fool’s Gold Day Off is all about surprises… check our raw “Live From The Pit” footage of Travi$ Scott bringing out Big Sean as his special guest in LA yesterday as they wild out to new banger “IDFWU,” and stay tuned for our official recap vid featuring ALL the madness that went down when Day Off took over Los Angeles! Don’t miss our upcoming DAY OFF parties in Atlanta (11/1) and Miami (12/7), get tickets and info at fgdayoff.com.
Posted on Sep 24th, 2014
Oh Canada! We threw our first ever international DAY OFF right in the heart of Toronto, bringing the turn up to Muzik Pool Bar with Danny Brown, A-Trak (accompanied by hometown OVO hero P. Reign), Lunice, Le1f, Tommy Kruise, Thugli, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified and Sleepy Tom. If you were there, you got to share something special (big shout out to the kid who smuggled in Cool Ranch Doritos to give to Danny onstage during “Monopoly”) and if you weren’t, you can still catch up with this recap vid! Peep fgdayoff.com for details on a DAY OFF near you, and for more TO action, check out photo galleries and recaps from The Bass Collective, Aesthetic Magazine & BLARE, some of our favorites after the jump. Read More