GrandeMarshall’s long-awaited new studio album, My Brother’s Keeper, is out now. 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. Play My Brother’s Keeper loud!
There’s no one quite like Tommy Trash. With his signature locks and manic stage presence, he’s firmly established himself as one of the most iconic characters in dance music. We’re excited to welcome Tommy back to FG with the new Luv U Giv EP, a three song showcase for his ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed groove that fans know and love. The release is accompanied by a very special music video trilogy featuring the island misadventures of a 12” tall Tommy toy and a horde of ravaging cannibal dolls; watch them all now (peep the making of later!) and play Luv U Giv as loud as possible!
LNDN DRGS drop another smooth cut off their upcoming free album Aktive. This one is called “Hop Out”, premiered earlier on Complex. Listen to it below and watch the video for “Susan” for some more of that fonk after the jump. Get ready to get Aktive Monday, November 23rd!
Brenmar’s awesome Award EP was a showcase for this New York club king’s production finesse. Now a gang of DJ favorites return the favor on the diverse new Award Remixes collection, taking the originals to all kinds of speaker-friendly new directions. Gutta flips “Award” featuring Dougie F into a low-end Jersey smash, Enferno adds even more bedroom boom to “Plenty To Spare” feat Ro James, and Harlem’s Austin Millz takes “Don’t Want It” feat Sayyi to new levels of trapped-out intensity. The EP closes out with two very special house mixes of Award hit “Hula Hoop” feat Uniiiqu3, with DiscoTech providing champagne-n-sparklers energy and ex Crookers / current Main Course chief BOT getting deep and funky. Premiered today on PAPER, listen to the Award Remixes now (and if that’s not enough, fans and aspiring producers can get busy on “Hula Hoop” themselves with an official Fool’s Gold remix contest on Audiomack. Bring it back around!)
Treasure Fingers is a body-moving master who’s kept the party going since the earliest days of FG (and might be the only producer in the game who can boast nu disco anthems and Young Thug mixtape cuts in their catalog). His ATL neighbor BOSCO switches between genres just as deftly, penning future R&B jams and uptempo vogue workouts with style and ease. The duo follow up last Summer’s “Names” with the equally joyous new collab “MYNE” (premiered on Yahoo) an ultra-catchy, bass’d up slice of house music. Treasure Fingers’ drums have never been funkier, while BOSCO’s sweet-n-sour vocal shouts are truly irresistible. Pump up the jam and listen to “MYNE” now.
Our FG 8 Year Anniversary party at Club Lust in BK was legendary! DJs, rappers, dancers (oh my)… everyone brought their A-Game to the night show. Peep the recap vid above, and photo galleries from Village Voice, Thump, and Wxllxxm. Our friends Brook Bobbins and Grady Brennan were there snapping too, peep the full photo gallery on the FG Facebook and some selects after the jump. Relive the night in all its jiggling glory (whether you were there or not) with this snazzy tee featuring Josh Freydkis’ nutso flyer art and the 8 Year 8 Ball commemorative hat at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. Read More
“Luv U Giv” is the title track from Tommy Trash’s new three song Fool’s Gold EP, a showcase for his ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed bounce that fans know and love. You’ve never heard Tommy drop feel good, hi-NRG house vibes like this before!
The release is accompanied by a very special music video trilogy from directors Lorraine Nicholson & Leena Greene, who have painstakingly animated a stop-motion epic featuring the island misadventures of a 12” tall Tommy toy and a horde of ravishing cannibal dolls that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. The first chapter premiered today on Funny Or Die, check it out now and stay tuned for the rest to find out where our intrepid rave explorer will end up next! Pre-order Luv U Giv now to get the single instantly and the full EP on 11/20.
Bounce thru Bompton with LNDN DRGS in their new video for “Susan.” Premiered on Noisey, the day-in-the-life clip is a perfect snapshot of the buzzing underground duo’s freewheeling take on G-Funk, and first visual off their upcoming free Fool’s Gold album Aktive.
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!