“The Drop” is the first official original from the Riots, mixing new musical experimentation with years of road-tested club confidence. Endlessly kinky riffs and jacking kickdrums have already made it a festival favorite, and it comes backed by two mindbending remixes from Duke Dumont and a stomping four-on-the-floor take from TJR. B-side “Bombah” is a planet rock party starter, flipped by Deadfish don Mowgli and Nadastrom’s Dave Nada. Yet even with such a dynamic remix lineup it’s all about the original tunes, setting the stage for many more LA Riots firestarters to come!
If you missed them the first time around, be sure to download these past LA Riots Foolcast mixes: Fall 09, Spring 10, Summer 10. Hit the jump for Dust La Rock’s “The Drop” sleeve art, which inspired the promo vid above. Read More
Hot off his warmly received, saxed-up version of “Paper Cat,” Sammy Bananas is back with more remix treats for ya. Click here to download his take on “Ghost” by NZ’s Kidz In Space, featuring Dan Black. There is a vocal and a dub version in the zip, so go nuts.
Last week I did a workshop in New York for the Make Something!! School in association with Nike. They’ve been getting people like Todd James, Carri Munden from Cassette Playa, Todd Selby and more to come in and work with teenagers from the City. They’re all preparing a big blowout ceremony that will be taking place next weekend at the World Basketball Festival. In my case, I was asked to help the kids come up with a 1 minute musical performance.
Gearwire interviewed Vega guitarist Ronald Gierhart about all things shredding at Pitchfork Festival (where he was performing as part of Neon Indian, a little band you may have heard of). They also chatted with Jason Faries about drums, and you can watch that clip after the jump. Music! Check for new Vega tunes on Fool’s Gold very soon. Read More
This year during Coachella, we got together with our friends from Stones Throw for one fine evening of “disco, boogie and house music” (as the hand-drawn flyer advertised) from Peanut Butter Wolf, The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1), Mayer Hawthorne, Jokers Of The Scene, James Pants, and Chris Bag Raiders. Aloe Blacc was on mic duties throughout the evening, and, as you can see from the video highlight reel, a groovy time was had by all!
The night went so well, in fact, that we decided to base a whole tour around it: the Stones Throw x Fool’s Gold Discotheque, featuring Peanut Butter Wolf, A-Trak, J Rocc and Nacho Lovers (alongside DJ sets from some very special guests: Treasure Fingers, Holy Ghost!, Mayer Hawthorne and more) kicking off in Chicago with a Lollapalooza afterparty on August 6th and then traveling to San Francisco, Portland, and wrapping up with a very special boat party in Vancouver. Check the lineups and details after the jump! Read More
As you may have seen on P4K, Kid Sister has a new video! The clip is for Ultraviolet jam “Big N Bad” and comes courtesy of our friend Rik Cordero, who shot it on location in Chicago. Cameos by A-Trak, Flosstradamus, and hot dogs.
Not enough Kid Sis on your television? Her song “Daydreaming” was selected to soundtrack the new national ad campaign for Bud Light Lime, kicking off this month and running through 2011. Want her in person? Check the upcoming tour dates, including an 8/22 Fool’s Gold spectacular at the Jelly Pool Party in BK.
And it doesn’t stop there! All her recent collabs, along with Ultraviolet remixes, fresh freestyles and more will be collected on KoKo’s Revenge, a new mixtape coming very soon. Get psyched…
“Resident Fool’s Gold dance maniacs Jokers Of The Scene know what a good music video looks like. And, ahem, so do we! Now that the Jokers have a new record in need of a video, we reach out to you, the upstart, unsung directors and visual artists of bloglandia, and throw down the gauntlet. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!
New JOTS single ‘Revolting Joks’ is a twisty piano clubber that’s just begging for a visual to compliment its jacked-up moodiness. To that end, we’re launching a contest to see who can come up with the most imaginative music video for the tune. Download the video edit here, make some magic happen, and send us the results by August 16th. The videos will be reviewed by the collective FADER and Fool’s Gold braintrusts, and the best ones will be re-posted for the world to see, earning its creators internet immortality (and some fine, fine prize packs from the label and the magazine). It’s time to revolt…”