Ever since Crookers first burst onto the scene with their uniquely muscular, totally tweaked take on dance music, they have been a fixture in the international scene, whether remixing gigantic pop stars, collaborating with underground heroes as Dr Gonzo, or plain ol’ rocking every festival known to man with a pair of USB sticks and an appetite for destruction. For the new Bowser EP on Fool’s Gold, their first original release as Crookers in almost two years (!!!), the duo returns with a brand-new take on the chunky club cuts that made you fall in love with them in the first place. From the title track’s tear-out techno madness to the stadium buildups of “Trillex” to the atomic hip-house of “Turn The Lights On” (a collab with Philly fast rap master STS), Crookers once again redefine “bangers” in their own image. Go crazy with ’em! Read More
Once again, the talk of the town for Labor Day weekend in NYC is our annual, free DAY OFF bash, going down this Monday, September 3rd at the City Winery Backyard. This all-ages downtown staple features a who’s who of party heroes from the label’s friends and family: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies and many more impossible-to-miss acts.
FG keeps the party going with the NIGHT OFF afterparty a few blocks over at Westway, featuring DJ sets from Brenmar, Anna Lunoe and DJ Wonder, hosted by Donnis! Read More
The hometown edition of our series of festival stages went down at Electric Zoo on Friday, 8/31 and was another one for the books! Bodies were moved by A-Trak (with Donnis on guest MC duties – and a full on 3D interlude!), Tommy Trash, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, Gesaffelstein, Araabmuzik, Treasure Fingers, Nick Catchdubs and special guests Jack Beats. Watch the recap vid and check some photos after the jump (more shots on our Facebook). Read More
The Fool’s Gold fam goes international with our very own festival stage! We threw down FG style in the Netherlands with our own stage at Mysteryland on 8/25, featuring A-Trak, Tiga, Fake Blood, Riton, Nobody Beats The Drum, Rogerseventytwo and NT89. Check the recap video and peep the photos after the jump (full gallery on our Facebook y’all). Read More
Donnis takes club rap back to the future with his Break Hundreds & Hearts EP, a new-school bass masterpiece from an ATLien who grew up listening to the South’s legendary Dungeon Family lyricists and 2 Live Crew party starters in equal measure. Grab it now on iTunes!
From the floor-ratlling “Money Maker” and “Hello Kitty” to the insane strip club chant “Dog On The Floor,” wildly catchy sing along “Every Damn Day,” and pure rhyme workout “Absolutely” (featuring like-minded young MCs IAMSU and Jay Ant – peep the video above!), Break Hundreds & Hearts shows off new dimensions of Donnis’ signature sound. Pop the trunk, turn up the bump, and keep Freaknik alive… Read More
World champion DJ and Slow Roast co-founder Craze is back with the hotly-anticipated “Selekta,” already a DJ favorite and instant summer jam. The original is a bass-laced moombahton anthem, expertly crafted and aimed directly for the dancefloor (and your girl’s pants). Craze enlisted his bros for remixes, and they just happen to be some of the most exciting young’uns in the game: JWLS cranks up the lasers while screwing the tempo, Jay Fay turns in a super catchy, handclap fueled electro house mix, Valentino Khan cranks up the acid to jack your body, and ETC!ETC! and LeDoom trap it out perfectly to close out the EP. There’s a mix here for every selekta, don’t sleep! Get it now on iTunes, Beatport and all other fine digital retailers.
The latest FOOLCAST features nothing but productions from Cardo, the peerlessly funky young producer who helped craft Wiz Khalifa’s smoked out sound on the beloved Kush & OJ and Taylor Allderdice mixtapes, and is gearing up to release his debut Fool’s Gold EP, Everything I$ Gold.
Cardo’s production resume reads like a Who’s Who of hip-hop’s rising stars, and his FOOLCAST shows off 90 minutes of our favorites from his discography. 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!