After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe’s electrifying collab “Pusher” has been lighting up festivals around the globe (and steadily climbing Shazam’s Trending charts) since it’s release early this year. We’re excited to give the song a new push (*ahem*) just in time for all your Summer party needs, backed by crazy remixes from Branchez, Jesse Slayter and Costello. Tropical breaks, uber-funky sub bass, relentless techno… we’ve got you covered! Get the remix EP on iTunes now.
Ta-ku’s acclaimed Songs To Make Up To EP dropped this June, selling out of its first blue vinyl pressing in days and rocketing up Billboard’s New Artist Chart. As Ta-ku’s soulful bass sound takes over headphones around the globe, STMUT Spotify bonus track “Down For You” feat. Alina Baraz has just been added to the full EP package on iTunes and everywhere else. Give it a spin along with a heartfelt live Boiler Room performance of “Love Again” feat. JMSN.
After joining forces for viral smashes “Run Ricky Run” and “Superflexin,” Fame School and Manolo Rose cement their rep as new NYC rap royalty with “Money Machine.” Director Kid Art (French Montana, Vinny Cha$e) provides the heist movie-inspired visuals, while the crew mobs out atop the city to their catchiest single yet… no nightclub is safe! Grab it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify!
Director Lil Internet (Beyonce, Diplo) brings his postmodern swag to “Hula Hoop,” the first music video from Brenmar’s Award EP. The Fool’s Gold party starter is joined in this uber-stylish clip by Jersey club queen UNiiQU3 and a gang of the absolute coolest dancers ever, including Guinness World Record hula hooper Marawa The Amazing. Your body won’t move the same way again… Download it on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Fool’s Gold DAY OFF is always THE party of the year… before we announce lineups for the 2015 edition, we’re giving our biggest fans a chance to cop discounted $20 earlybird tickets while they last at fgdayoff.com. Don’t sleep!
Party people of Earth! We’ve got a new batch of Fool’s Gold graphic tees and tanks ready for summertime finnessing over at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. From liquified logo tees to retro flips, we got you covered. (There’s also a sponge!) Get ’em now at the webstore and our retail headquarters at 536 Metropolitan Ave in BK. Stay tuned for more merch action all year long… Read More
Apple’s worldwide, live-streaming Beats1 radio station made its explosive debut this week. So it’s only right we keep the fun going this weekend with the debut episode of “A-Trak Presents Day Off Radio,” Trizzy’s official mixshow (named after our festival series, naturally). Update your phone and tune in Saturday (7/4) at 9pm PST (midnight on the east coast) to jam out live.
A-Trak and the FG fam turned Montreal waaaaaay up during MURAL festival. Peep the recap of the first-ever FOOL’S GOLD HOMECOMING, with Trizzy getting down alongside Lunice, Post Malone, STWO, Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Simahlak, Dave Luxe, and a crowd of MTL’s livest. Check some photos from PartyWithSylvain after the jump… we’ve got a full gallery up on our FB as well (word to Bono!) and if you missed out in person, you can still rep with a French Canadian FG poutine tee (really). Read More
“People often ask me about my musical influences,” says Shash’U. “Here is a playlist for an answer. Vibe to this!” Check out his “These Made Me” Playlist on Spotify and to see those influences in action, pick up Shash’U’s PWRFNK and Thru Da Night EPs on double vinyl (with poster!) from the FG store.