Five cities, thousands of fans, a whole damn supergroup of artists and DJs… DAY OFF 2015 was the biggest Fool’s Gold festival trek yet! From Travi$ Scott lighting LA on fire to Skepta shutting down NYC, from 2 Chainz and Flosstradamus turning up in MIA to A-Trak scratching everywhere, the fam went in for real! Watch the full recap video above, hit fgdayoff.com for more, and stay tuned for next year’s edition (which is sure to be even crazier). Big thanks to our friends at Grand Marnier for helping make it all possible.
Black Atlass continues his hot streak of new music on Fool’s Gold with the slinky creep of “Tonight.” Noisey premiered, the second in a trilogy of new singles from singer / producer Alex Fleming, “Tonight” is a showcase for this one-of-a-kind artist’s expansive palette. While late summer single “Haunted Paradise” was awash in guitar reverb and dreamy, impressionistic vocals, “Tonight” is all business: a stripped-down synth bass, pulsating kick, and Fleming’s unearthly falsetto conjoined somewhere between modern R&B and icy, drum machine-driven new wave. “Baby, tonight I wanna fall in love with you” has never been a more seductive threat. Listen to “Tonight” now!
GrandeMarshall heats up the 11th Street subway station and gives the people a taste of what’s to come, in the 22nd installment of FACT’s Freestyles. Pre-order My Brother’s Keeper and get part of the album instantly, ahead of its 11/20 release!
Sometimes a party is JUST a party. We’ve been throwing legendary FG events in our hometown (and around the globe!) since 2007. Suffice it to say… we’re good at this! But the challenge remains… how does FG keep it fresh 8 years and running? Grab a new-school beat genius, a gang of Atlanta’s wildest talents, and LA’s reigning club queen… ship everybody to a strip club deep in BK… and get ready to get busy! The Fool’s Gold 8 Year Anniversary is the farthest thing from “just” another party. It’s a one-night-only affair for the books. Get your tickets now and we’ll see you Saturday, 11/7 at Club Lust Gentlemen’s Club in Brooklyn. Oh my!
A-Trak’s hit Jamie Lidell collab “We All Fall Down” is now backed by an appropriately awesome collection of remixes! Trizzy personally reached out to other producers who he regularly plays in his sets, including rising vocal house star CID, Nicky Romero-backed duo Volt & State, and Soulection regular Jarreau Vandal. The EP is capped off by “Jamie’s Version,” where Lidell takes the track to a funky new dimension all his own. Peep the track premiers (and accompanying A-Trak interviews) on NPR, Forbes and Vanity Fair, and listen to the whole EP now! Don’t forget to cop tickets to A-Trak’s show at Terminal 5 on 12/12 with Araabmuzik while your’re at it…
Str8 outta Leeds, young boss Iglew turns Nina Las Vegas & Swick’s “Birthday” into a trippy, trappy N64 anthem. Bass? Lasers? Feels? We gotcha covered! Get it on the Cool Sports EP reissue now (along with a bonus Joseph Marinetti remix of “Pool Girls”) and check Nina in New Orleans this weekend for Halloween shows at City Park (10/30) and Voodoo Festival (10/31).
Gladiator are festival champs and production pros, bending genres and going big with remixes for Skrillex, Major Lazer and other dance titans. Kittens has nightlife on smash coast-to-coast as the first lady of Athletixx and an in-demand party starter in her own right. Now these FG favorites, LA neighbors and like-minded 90s babies link for the after midnight jam “Cute,” premiered on Complex and available now for free download at soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs. Check them both live this Halloween (10/31) rocking HARD Day Of The Dead at The Fairplex.
As announced on The FADER, Grande’s new album My Brother’s Keeper will be hitting the world next month on 11/20.
In a sea of trend-hopping MCs, this Philly artist has confidently sailed his own wave since 2012, when Fool’s Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs signed Grande on the strength of the self-released debut, 800. The following year’s free FG album Mugga Man pushed the envelope even further, and propelled GrandeMarshall into conversation amongst some of hip-hop’s biggest up and coming names. Working with the likes of Flume and Nadus while consistently putting out impressive solo tracks has earned this North Philadelphia rapper nods from the press and original heads alike. Yet My Brother’s Keeper is a new milestone for Grande – unhurried, self-assured, and deeply personal. Pre-order My Brother’s Keeper on iTunes now to get new track “Never Change” (produced by Heaven In Stereo) and more instantly.
Bow down to High Klassified, Fool’s Gold’s own bass lord and style king. The Montreal producer raised on 808s and RPGs takes his sound to weird new heights on the Kronostasis EP, picking up where last years auspicious debut Palindroma (“Sounds like anime looks” – Noisey) left off. “Okarina Of Time” and “Saccade Two” bookend the EP with double doses of 64-bit turn up, while “Saccade One” and “Gold” (featuring Chicago rising star Mick Jenkins) bring out a heady, jazzy side to HK that we’ve never heard before. Yet nowhere is High Klassified’s singular swag more evident than “Time In Vain,” and its creepy, cheeky must-see video. Kronostasis is where futuristic slaps meet one-of-a-kind personality: play it loud, follow HK on Snapchat (trust us), and stay tuned for more.