The first DAY OFF of 2015 blasted off in Los Angeles with Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott, A-Trak, and a zillion more special guests (Sosa! Vic Mensa!), FG fam, and party people galore. Watch our official recap video and get psyched for more! Big thanks to Grand Marnier for helping make it happen.
ATL and NYC are this weekend, with MIA and ATX following right after, details and tickets for all cities available now at fgdayoff.com! Photos and more recap action from LA after the jump. Read More
Trizzy’s been hitting the Fool’s Gold Day Off promo trail hard! Grab his exclusive promo mix (and Q&A) on BuzzFeed, and check out his Hot97 interview and and Juan Epstein podcast with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds.
Madeaux makes his Fool’s Gold debut with the perfectly-titled New Wav EP, reshaping North American dance music in his own image and injecting a needed dose of synth pop realness in the process. The six EP tracks are a wildly diverse bunch, connecting the dots between decades of inspirations. “Kill For Me” bangs like a lost Depeche Mode anthem, while A-Trak collab “Lost In Translation” is the unexpected warehouse jam of the year. Nowhere are these genre-splices more powerful than on New Wav’s title track, where Madeaux flips Kaleena Zanders’ postmodern diva vocals over high-NRG synths and a Miami bass-gone-Berlin drop. The tide is high for this one, and the future most definitely belongs to Madeaux. Download New Wav on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Black Atlass is quite literally the only artist on earth to soundtrack Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent ads while featuring on Action Bronson songs. This diverse appeal is a testament to the captivating voice of Alex Fleming, the young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and who created Black Atlass as a vehicle for his unique vocals, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and experimental production techniques.
Following the well-received “Paris” single and Young Bloods EP (the latter a personal favorite of visionary director Woodkid, who created mind-bending visuals for single “Jewels” featuring Fleming and supermodel Anja Rubik) and this spring’s free Jaderelease, “Haunted Paradise” is the first of three new Black Atlass singles on Fool’s Gold, which will later be accompanied by a series of self-published zines featuring original work from Fleming himself.
The song made its world premier this Saturday on Jaden Smith’s MSFTS FREQUENCY Beats 1 show, awash in stark guitar riffs and dubby reverb. The moody beauty of “Haunted Paradise” sets the stage for a new creative phase of Black Atlass, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s working on next… download “Haunted Paradise” on iTunes or stream on Spotify now.
“BROCKHAMPTON is not another rap collective nor do they aim to be. They are The All American Boy Band and they want the world to take note.” So declares Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Tenor, and Merlyn Wood, straight outta San Marcos, Texas. They came together as BROCKHAMPTON on New Years 2015 and immediately made noise with bold mission statements, crazy style, and peerless music, winning the VFILES x FG x MTV VFILES LOUD! competition with “Dirt,” a postmodern posse cut made from spazzy piano riffs, bugged out references (“my iPhone got iPhones so all my friends can talk to me”), and wildly self-assured flows that bounce from syrup-speed to hyperactive within seconds. Download it on iTunes and watch these internet champs bust out IRL at the first Texas DAY OFF on 9/19, get tickets at fgdayoff.com.
We’re celebrating this year’s DAY OFF shows with a free BitTorrent Bundle! “DAY OFF FIRE” features 14 hot jams and exclusive, previously unreleased tracks from A-Trak, Rome Fortune, Hoodboi, Shash’U, and many more artists performing at the FGDO shows in Los Angeles (8/29), Atlanta (9/5), New York (Labor Day 9/7), Miami (9/13) and Austin (9/19). There’s even a downloadable coupon for merch discounts at store.foolsgoldrecs.com… pyromaniacs unite, it’s most definitely lit!
Attention LA fam! Before the DAY OFF festivities on Saturday, we’re setting up shop. Come through to FourTwoFour on Fairfax starting Wednesday for exclusive merch, collabs and more. What kinda ‘sclusives you say? We’ll be dropping details on IG all week, along with info on this Thursday’s launch party (8/26) with DJs and special guests. You can also get hard tickets for DAY OFF at the pop up (or grab online while they last!)
Madeaux just dropped a very special DAY OFF mix, featuring tracks from his upcoming New Wav EP (pre-order on iTunes now!) and much, much more. Give it a spin and get your tickets now to check Madeaux with the whole crew THIS SATURDAY (8/29) at the first DAY OFF of 2015 in Los Angeles.
There’s a new generation of Parisian producers making waves in the dance scene, yet none are splashing as hard as Malaa. He’s getting his the fast way, the ski mask way (literally: we’ve never seen him), and isn’t asking permission before slicing up house music with his own French cut swagger. Following cosigns from DJ Snake and Tchami, remixes for Major Lazer and Post Malone, and a series of increasingly awesome “Who Is Malaa?” DJ mixes, the balaclava’d boss drops “Pregnant,” his debut original track on Fool’s Gold. With its cheeky rap sample, très funky bassline, and the thumpingest kick drum of the year, “Pregnant” takes the Maury show straight to Ibiza. Malaa might not be the father, but he’s making a strong case to be your daddy. Download “Pregnant” on iTunes now!