FG’s near-decade of genre smashing good vibes can be directly traced back to the high spirits of label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. Hailed as “one of the US’s premiere party DJs” by FACT Magazine and a “Mr Do It All” by XXL, Nick has been pulling double duty as a nightclub and festival mainstay while helming Fool’s Gold with partner in crime A-Trak. Now Catchdini makes a bold leap forward as a producer with today’s release of his debut album, Smoke Machine.
Smoke Machine is a 34 minute blast of hyperkinetic beats and nitrous oxide raps. Alternate universe hip-hop superheroes riff on club hookups and pop culture WTFs: Liz Claiborne, Daria, spinning G-Unit chains, Jay-Z’s MoMa installation. “We blowing up spots like Bashir did to Jacko,” boasts Heems on “Full House,” and the man has a point. Smoke Machine detonates your expectations of a “DJ album,” propelled forward instead by Catchdubs’ own tweaked and explosive sense of fun. Get it now on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Sammy B is back with another volume of his vinyl bootlegs series, flipping throwback jams in his inimitably funky style. Like last time, it’s a completely fan-funded affair you can support via Kickstarter for all kinda goodies. Do it! More official SB trax are on deck this year, along with tons of artist production and collaborations (like this Shyvonne track recently premiered by Fact).
Ta-ku returns to headphones around the globe this June with Songs To Make Up To, the long-awaited follow up to his 2013 beat suite, Songs To Break Up To. “Love Again” is the project’s first salvo, a collaboration with singer/songwriter JMSN and fellow bass expert Sango (Soulection) that lays handclap-ready gospel vibes all over Ta-ku’s signature, soulful knock. Songs To Make Up To marks a major artistic leap forward for the Perth producer, but like the song says, “Give it time, give it time / This ain’t no race.”
Pre-order now on iTunes to get “Love Again” instantly, and the full album on June 12 from Fool’s Gold / Future Classic.
Just in time for jacket-ditching weather, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst drops a video for his breezy Fool’s Gold single, “I’m That N***a.” The charming clip from Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa director Austin Vesely captures tshawntrusst’s unassuming everyman swag in all its glory, with a crisp simplicity that lets the song’s own hypnotic catchiness (and an awesomely sock-ed dancer) take center stage. Get it now on iTunes and stay tuned for more.
We’re back at Coachella this weekend and have added ANOTHER jam to our party itinerary! RSVP at jukely.com/casadelsol for Jukely’s free “Casa Del Sol” daytime pool party, programmed by FG and IHEARTCOMIX. Giraffage headlines Saturday’s soiree, and Sunday is an all FG fam affair featuring gLAdiator, Treasure Fingers, DJ Sliink, Madeaux, Leaf, Bosco and Yasi. We’re going zero to SPF100 real quick… you don’t wanna miss this one! Read More
When A-Trak told Thump the History Of Fool’s Gold in Ten Songs, he singled out Congorock’s 2010 jam “Babylon” as a scene-transcending track that brought indie and big-room worlds together. Five years later, the tune still sounds immediate, epic and fresh. So why not celebrate?
Hit foolsgoldrecs.com/babylon to download a brand new remix of the song by heavy-duty dance upstart 4B (first heard in DJ Snake’s Ultra set and ready to take over a festival near you), grab Babylon and its accompanying remix EP (featuring Steve Angello, Proxy, and rave legend CJ Bolland) on iTunes, and for a limited time, purchase copies of the Babylon vinyl (with sleeve art by Dust La Rock) and logo tee for just $5 each. Fire!
We’re taking over the Heineken House at Coachella this month, programming a full day of FG DJs, family and friends each Friday of the fest (4/10 and 4/17). Peep the Coachella site for map and info and we’ll see you there! Find more on Twitter and IG at @Heineken_US and #HeinekenHouse, or visit the Heineken FB.
Our bros Flosstradamus have been blazing around the globe all year. But their upcoming spring and summer North American victory lap might be the HDYBYZ dankest trek yet, topped off by the first annual HDYFEST, going down at Stubbs in Austin on 4/20 (of course). Josh ‘n Curt will be joined at HDYFEST by Valentino Khan, NYMZ and Ricky Remedy, all of whom feature on their new team-up EP Soundclash, also out that day. Pre-order the EP now to get the title track (feat Troyboi) and new VK collab “MFU” immediately. Full tour dates after the jump.
Los Angelenos! Come party with us next week at The Standard in West Hollywood, we’re taking over their club “mmhmmm” all night on Tuesday, 4/14. Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and the whole Athletixx fam (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite) will be DJing from 10-2, and it’s free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami! Each time we rock with ya it gets better and better. Check out the recap vid of our 2015 label showcase at Grand Central featuring A-Trak (with Chromeo bros in tow!), Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and our surprise guest Tchami. Peep photo galleries from Jake Pierce and RaRa Photgraphy on Facebook, we posted some of our favorite shots after the jump. Read More