Electronic funk is alive and well…in Paris. Vibe out to this video of Para One and Tacteel performing with their small army of synthesizers and drum machines at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. And consider it a teaser of some very special music on its way to you soon…
JOTS alert! DJ Booth and Chameleonic are headed stateside for parties in Philly, Baltimore and NYC starting this weekend. First up is a set at the 618 Music & Arts Festival, going down at Penn’s Landing’s Great Plaza in Philadelphia this Saturday (6/18). They dip into town for a quick set at the Fool’s Gold booth at SHOP on Monday (6/20), hit Red Maple in Baltimore next Thursday (6/23), and close it all out with a triumphant show at Pendu Disco (“NYC’s Finest Purveyor of FOG MUSIC. ACID. ELECTRONIC. EXPERIMENTAL. DARK DANCE MUSICK. ALT CLUB MUSIC. NOISE. DRONE. TEKNO. RAVE.”) in Brooklyn on Friday 6/24. Catch them in a town near you…
When even 50 Cent is rocking curls, you know that Summer ’11 is getting off to a particularly wavy start. So what better time to release “The Activator Mix” into the world?!?
Fool’s Gold is proud to present a brand-new DJ mix from NegroClash, aka NYC party stalwarts and longtime label friends DJ Lindsey, Prince Language and Duane Harriott. The trio have whipped up a note-perfect collection of funkables perfect for your next house party, BBQ, vacation drive, or any other hot-weather activity that requires that extra degree of jams. No tracklist, just know these are the handclaps, basslines, 909s and good vibes you absolutely need in your life. Plus: it’s hosted by Sun Ra!
If you haven’t noticed already, Treasure Fingers’ podcast series is off to a great start, with new broadcasts from his studio dropping every week, mixing new tunes with casual interview bits from fellow Brooklyn music makers like Codes and Free Magic. The latest episode ups the banter ante considerably: Nick Catchdubs drops by to play some disco raps, then stays to chat with Treasure Fingers about everything from new DJ tips to Australian fashion and hyphy samples. Tune in! Grab the podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.
We told you about SHOP, the pop-up retail jam to end all pop-up retail jams, put together by our buddy Phil Chang and the Wieden+Kennedy crew. But hey, if our word isn’t enough, see what the NY Times, AdWeek, Thrillist and PSFK had to say about the free event, which previewed last night and continues until Monday on the 6th Floor of 150 Varick Street (between Spring and Vandam).
Along with goods from the likes of Steven Allan, Brooklyn Tailors, Rogan, A-Morir and other fabulous brands, there’s a table of new and exclusive FG merch right next to the DJ booth, which – lo and behold! – we stocked with friends all weekend long. Peep the schedule above for who will be playing on each day. Come through, say hey, and buy something…
Sammy hits ye olde continent in support of his single “Move Your Body” (out now everywhere fine digitalmusic is sold). It kicks off this Friday (6/17) in Barcelona and continues thru the month. Check the full dates and info here.
For this week’s Food Gold we are bringing back our man Sam Goldman, who is going to teach us how to make some mosh-worthy mushrooms.
Like your host Young Elz, I was a hardcore kid in the mid-90s. In addition to some truly egregious fashion decisions (New Balances! Windbreakers! – Ed.) being into hardcore meant we weren’t allowed to eat meat. That shit was non-negotiable. You got extra cred for full-on veganism, but you just weren’t down if you ate flesh. So we had to make do.
I like my steaks these days, but this old school mushroom stir-fry is one that I still make all the time. In addition to being delicious, this recipe highlights two techniques that you can use for other dishes. First, just wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel rather than washing them under flowing water. This keeps them dry, which helps them brown. Second, add garlic and onions toward the end of the stir frying. (They’ll burn if you put them in at the beginning, as most recipes advise.)
Hit up Beatport this second and grab “You Take Me Higher,” a joyous, totally infectious dance gem from Rogerseventytwo, the numerical gentleman currently riding high as half of TWR72, the duo behind techno hit “Future Tool” and remixes for Hey Today! (Kitsune) and Teki Latex (Sound Pellegrino).
Amazingly, this irresistible disco house singalong went unsigned for months and months until A-Trak (who had made it a staple of his live sets, both solo and as Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden) snapped it up for Fool’s Gold. “You Take Me Higher” is finally ready to go from a fileshared DJ secret weapon to a true club anthem for the summer.
The single package includes a brand new, beefed-up mix of the title track, along with a futuristic, R&B inspired take from Brooklyn upstart Brenmar (Grizzly), and a massive, deep techno version by Italy’s NT89 (Southern Fried). And if that’s not enough, it all comes backed by two more Rogerseventytwo originals: the foot stomping “What You Wanna Be” alongside the synth chops and big room boom of “Future Funk.”
Check Rogerseventytwo rocking with us on July 8th as part of the FOOL’S GOLD TAKES PARIS megaparty going down at Grande Halle De La Villette with A-Trak, Chromeo and many more.
The new album by Random Axe (the underground rap supergroup of Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson) is out today on Duck Down, featuring the appropriately grimey Danny Brown collab “Jahphy Joe.” Used to rock Rockports, swisher in the Carhartt/ I would never fuck your bitch, she look like an aardvark…
If you need further convincing, give the whole album a preview listen over at Complex.com.