Posted on Jan 14th, 2015
Dance music crown holder A-Trak adds another jewel to his catalog of boundary-pushing music videos with “Push,” premiering today on TheFADER.com. Director Ramon Ayala creates a truly surreal, decadent world that flips “party” scenes inside out. “My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle ‘lets make this night live forever!’ videos,” says A-Trak. “Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It’s kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man.” Starring ATL producer TM88 (808 Mafia), a cast of European semi-nude models, and a tiger, “Push” is audiovisual indulgence like none other. Watch it immediately and get “Push” now on iTunes!
Posted on Jan 13th, 2015
Afrofuturist B-Boy, remix alchemist, legit funk phenomenon… Montreal’s Shash’U is truly one of a kind. He’s been burning down stages from Boiler Room to underground street dance competition “Juste Debout” with a mix of wild style remixes and audacious originals that sound at once alien and familiar, turning even the poppiest of radio hits into breakbeat battle weapons. This approach has won Shash’U a rabid following and set the stage for his debut original releases on Fool’s Gold.
The moody Thru Da Night EP (available now for free download at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu) melds cinematic synth lines with next level drum programming that drives EDM straight through Erotic City. Yet it’s only a teaser of the bass craziness Shash’U has in store on PWRFNK, his electro opus dropping 3/31. Both EPs will be collected on a limited-edition colored vinyl release featuring joint sleeve art by acclaimed comic book illustrator Ron Wimberly.
Posted on Jan 9th, 2015
We’re kicking 2015 off with a big batch of new FG threads! Longsleeves, regular tees, hoodies… get yer layer on! Peep individual pieces after the jump and grab all your winter merch now at store.foolsgoldrecs.com and our retail shop at 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Read More
Posted on Jan 8th, 2015
Art by Pilar Zeta
Brenmar is the club. This bass music chameleon has soundtracked some of the best nights of our lives with sets that expertly travel from Jersey to Chicago and beyond, connecting the dots between hip-hop, R&B and all manner of futuristic house music production. His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
Listen to the title track (premiered today by Paper alongside a Brenmar Q&A) for a taste of the EP, which you can also pre-order now on iTunes. Hear Brenmar live in his element on the Award tour kicking off 1/21 in Chicago and blasting around the globe through February, full dates after the jump.
Posted on Jan 5th, 2015
One of our biggest Fool’s Gold Clubhouse success stories is the mysterious Parisian known as Tchami, who burst out of the shadows with debut track “Promesses” feat. Kaleem Taylor, the rare tune that built momentum month after month after month and ultimately took over the entire dance scene with “future house” vibes that would spawn a legion of imitators. The inventor is still the best, however! Tchami and “Promesses” are back this week, re-released by Ministry Of Sound in conjunction with FG and backed by new remixes from Preditah, Calyx & Teebee, and Pep & Rash. Grab it now on iTunes!
Posted on Jan 5th, 2015
Birthday boy Sleepy Tom kicks ’15 off with a new edition of his Pillowcast mix series, featuring all types of jumpin music, slick DJs, fog machines and laser rays… check it out on Mixcloud and catch up on some previous Pillowcasts after the jump. Stay tuned for ST’s new single on Fool’s Gold later this month!
PILLOWCAST #008 by Sleepy Tom on Mixcloud
Posted on Dec 18th, 2014
As we look back on the highs and lows of this rollercoaster 2014, one of the funkiest peaks still belongs to our bros Chromeo with the release of their fourth full-length, White Women. The boys just dropped a documentary on the making of the album, featuring studio sessions with Toro Y Moi, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Solange, and Fool’s Gold’s own Oliver. Check it out and grab the album (if you haven’t already) on iTunes and everywhere else fine music is sold.
Posted on Dec 17th, 2014
Last minute holiday shoppers rejoice! We teamed up with HEX once again to drop a new phone case for the iPhone 6, perfect for beat fiends and style hunters alike. The Focus snap case features the FG all-over print logo in two bold colorways, embossed black leather and screenprinted golden yellow leather. Get yours starting this Thursday (12/18) at store.foolsgoldrecs.com and our retail shop on 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Read More
Posted on Dec 17th, 2014
Shake dem winter blues away with this new Foolcast mix from professional booty movers Los Ghosts. Featuring their Clubhouse jam “Musique” (available on iTunes) and other high-grade body jackers, it’s a must-hear mix from two of Cali’s freshest house headz.
Stream it now on the Fool’s Gold Mixcloud, and subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the mix directly (right click and save-as). Tracklist after the jump.
Foolcast 048 – Los Ghosts by Fool’s Gold Records on Mixcloud
Posted on Dec 15th, 2014
We closed out our biggest year of DAY OFFs yet in Miami during Art Basel, with a whole crew of heavy hitters taking the stage. A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Milo & Otis, Trippy Turtle, Giraffage, Nick Catchdubs, Flat White, Shash’U, The Outfit TX, OG Maco, Key!, Heroes x Villains… suffice it to say, the turn up was real. Peep photo galleries and coverage from Miami New Times, Showskii, THUMP, Rony’s Photobooth and Revolt TV. We selected our favorites after the jump. Check out more recaps at FGDAYOFF.COM and we’ll see you in 2015! Read More