We threw two parties in NYC to celebrate the label’s 2nd anniversary during this past CMJ fest – if you missed em, you missed out! Fortunately, we scoured the interweb to collect all the photo galleries, etc (hit us up if you have any more).
Check out Karmaloop’s great recap of Night #1 at 88 Palace above, which featured sets by Kingdom, Donnis (joined onstage by fellow ATLien Pill), Treasure Fingers, Sammy Bananas (who even rocked some Telephoned tracks with partner Maggie Horn), Trackademicks and the Honor Roll crew, and – a first for FG! – live band performances by Vega and The Suzan. Hi-Fi Cartel, Metromix, and The Culture Of Me got some pics, Billboard spoke to A-Trak for a video interview, and Beatcakes had a nice little blog post highlighting The Suzan (“probably one of the best shows I have seen in my life”).
For Night #2 we went with an all-DJ lineup at N8 in Brooklyn, featuring Jokers Of The Scene, LA Riots, Nacho Lovers and extended fam Udachi + Jubilee (Jamie from the xx was slated to play as well, but his band’s set ran late – we’ll get him in the mix soon enough!). You can check pics over at Driven By Boredom. Special thanks to Chicago’s own Thunder Horse for providing live projections / bugged visuals for both nights of festivities! See you for the 3-year bash soon…
Talking about talking about raps! Seems to be the week for it. I’m totally fine simply hypnotizing myself with the above for a little while longer. Grab Ms Nicki’s “I Gets Crazy” (a tune that “gets” a bigger and bigger response every night) back in RAT #14.
The Clipse were in town Tuesday and we went to go see Donnis open for them at Hiro Ballroom. Suffice it to say – he killed it! Peep this clip of “Over Do It” off Diary Of An ATL Brave. Unfortunately there’s no footage of Catch doing “bdrrrrrr” hands for A-Trak and Kingdom during “What Happened To That Boy”…
Due to an outpouring of public support, we are stepping up our game and going A/V here at Food Gold. Exciting!
For our debut episode, we got our friend Julia Jaksic, the executive chef at the wonderful West Village art deco bar/eatery Employees Only, to take us backstage in her kitchen and show us how to prepare and cook an incredibly simple and delicious Panzanella Salad topped with Seared Skirt Steak. Read More
Cool little video trailer for Donnis’ Cali trip this weekend, featuring footage from the FG x T&B Pool Party and cameos from Nick Catchdubs, Trackademicks and 1 O.A.K. Grab the tune on Donnis’ mixtape.
Our pal Gus from Bang Gang is drawing on the wall in honor of the new Bang Gang compilation LP. The crew has been dropping a series of mini mixes to promote it, including this one from Bag Raiders. Kingdom + Kid Sis in there!
The looooooong awaited Bag Raiders “Big Fun” EP on Fool’s Gold – featuring some fresh remixes of their signature tunes + brand new surprises – is out in a matter of days, stay tuned…
The internets were abuzz today after The Sunpremiered a groovy video for the UK release of “aNYway.” We’re psyched you like it – and there’s more to come! Check back next week for links to the premier of another clip that will be rocking in other territories, directed by Jérémie Rozan of Surface 2 Air fame. Quack!
Hit up Mezzanine this Saturday (Oct 3rd) to see LA Riots, Trackademicks and more at Gold Play – it’s an afterparty for the giant LovEvolution parade earlier in the day (SF knows how to get festive) with special admission for anyone dressed in all gold. Theme! Peep the commercial + more info after the jump. Read More