A-Trak is everywhere these days. After selling out his second annual Gold Gone Wild tour, the #RealDJing champion brought Fool’s Gold’s hugely successful Day Off festival franchise across America, merging hip hop heavyweights with electronic music’s elite and capturing the sound of a generation in a way that only he can. As a Grammy-nominated producer, his discography is just as varied: in the past few months alone, he’s taken hip-hop futurism mainstream with “Out The Speakers” (featured in Mountain Dew’s Superbowl commercial and viral ad campaign) while reinventing EDM riffs with cheeky guitar-led single “Ibanez” and churning out ubiquitous remixes for Alesso and the Chainsmokers. But last winter’s solo outing “Push” marked the beginnings of a new signature sound for Trizzy, elevating all that dance world expertise with high-def emotions and mature songwriting.
With his new single “We All Fall Down” (out October 2nd on Fool’s Gold and streaming now) A-Trak follows the muse of “Push” even further into pure pop heaven. Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music’s genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ’90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen. Play it now and check A-Trak premiering the tune as a “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show.
We’ve been rolling out promo DJ mixes for all our #FGDAYOFF shows this year, here’s a handy post with all of ’em to get you caught up before this Saturday’s season-closing bash at Stubb’s in Austin (tix available now!)
Our bros Craze and Four Color Zack got something to say! Their new 2¢ megamix takes a stand against fakers, perpetrators, button-pushers, “DJ list” cornballs and finesse-deficient individuals everywhere! But this is no polemic: 2¢ is a fun listen throughout, packed with hype bits, inside jokes, and tons of wicky wicky wicky. Download it now, peep FCZ’s Slap It Down EP with DJ Scene for more jams (cop some #REALDJING merch from us while you’re at it!) and catch Craze tonight at Verboten in Brooklyn with The Rub, DJ Wonder and Sammy Bananas for all your weekend party needs. Get tix here!
BOSCO skips standard-issue R&B tropes once again, dropping a surreal and sexy take on vintage workout vibes for her “BOY” video (taken from the Fool’s Gold EP of the same name). Joined by Jace of ATL rap squad Two-9, fashion-forward director Blair Waters, and a gang of spandex-clad backup dancers, BOSCO will make you sweat like no one else. Download the BOY EP on iTunes or stream it on Spotify, and be sure to check BOSCO at DAY OFF Miami this Weekend (9/13), get tix now at fgdayoff.com!
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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.