Danny Brown’s XXX was one of the most anticipated vinyl releases in the history of the label. So it’s only right that FG continues to give Danny’s magnum rap opus the deluxe treatment with the limited-edition OD EP, collecting the album’s three bonus cuts “Baseline,” “Witit” and “Shouldn’t Of” (along with previously unavailable instrumentals) on wax for the very first time, in the form of a unique die-cut, pill-shaped clear vinyl picture disc available now on the Fool’s Gold webstore, our retail headquarters on 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, and fine record stores around the globe. This collectors item will not stick around for long, get XXX-ed out while you can…
FG alumni Four Color Zack took home the trophy for the US of A in Red Bull’s Thre3Style World Championship DJ Battle this past weekend. Listen to his winning set here and check Vibe’s coverage of the event.
Fool’s Gold’s resident dance pop duo Telephoned slow down the BPMs for “Last Time,” a swirling end-of-summer jam built on jumprope melodies and Aqua Net synth lines that you’ll be humming well into next year.
Check the video now, and stay tuned for the remix single (out Tuesday, 10/2), where Sammy and Maggie’s new wave funk gets cranked to the max by an expert roster of producers: Krystal Klear drops the song into proper New Jack Swing territory (complete with Seinfeld-ian slap bass!), Amtrac turns up the tempo with his club-ready disco house mix, while Kutcorners provides a closing credits-worthy boogie slow burner. Major Lazer’s buddy JR Blender even shows up to the party with a sweet lover’s rock version of Telephoned’s “The Vow,” serving as a perfect postscript to this must-listen remix collection. Read More
Following a big debut show with Bruiser Brigade and Flatbush Zombies, Scion A/V’s party series Open Mic returns with none other than Action Bronson on Wednesday, October 10th at Public Assembly. He’ll be joined by our own Party Supplies, LA beat king Jonwayne and DJ Get Live. It’s free with RSVP at scionav.com/openmic, sign up…
For three years running, our annual DAY OFF party has been THE most talked about free music event in New York. The Labor Day extravaganza has featured the likes of Juicy J, A$AP Rocky, Just Blaze, Araabmuzik and the late, great DJ Mehdi. This year’s party was raved about by the New York Times, Village Voice, Pitchfork and countless others. So it’s only right that we transport our hometown insanity to the West Coast for the first-ever Los Angeles DAY OFF on Sunday, October 7th!
Highlights of Cali’s inaugural DAY OFF lineup include performances from FG capo A-Trak and the label’s reigning rap hero Danny Brown, a special DJ set from world class funksters Chromeo, longtime homies and 808 kings the Cool Kids, LA favorite Casey Veggies, and many more of Fool’s Gold’s illustrious artists, including Congorock, Oliver, Donnis, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, and special guests. You do not want to miss this one!
Who’s house? FOOL’S HOUSE! We’re keeping heads and doorbells ringing all this month for the Fool’s Gold House Party tour, a trek across the US where A-Trak, Flosstradamus and Donnis will be bringing their patented blend of party rocking to non-traditional venues, DIY spaces and, yes, peoples houses! Venue details and info announced the week of the show, sign up for info at djatrak.com/houseparty.
Danny Brown’s “Grown Up” showcases the Detroit MC’s peerless flow and truly original style. Now it’s your to show and prove with your own spin on it! We partnered up with Legitmix, TDK and HipHopDX for a remix contest: download the acapella and get busy! Details and prize info here, get the original “Grown Up” (produced by Party Supplies) on iTunes now.
Cardo is the peerlessly funky young producer who has provided smoked out soundbeds for a literal Who’s Who of rap’s new generation. After helping craft Wiz Khalifa’s sound on the beloved Kush & OJ and Taylor Allderdice mixtapes, and lacing everyone from Freddie Gibbs to Mac Miller with his signature grooves, Cardo reaches new musical heights on his debut EP, Everything I$ Gold. Get it now on iTunes!
It’s equal parts gangsta soul music, futuristic synthesizer trips, and unstoppable 808 bump, an awesomely region-less hybrid inspired by DJ Quik and Pimp C classics but rightfully belonging to one dude alone… Cardo on the beat! (For even more tracks, check out his Foolcast mix featuring two hours of Cardo’s production for other artists.)