Oliver are dance music’s funkiest space explorers. Their muscular, gleaming tunes swap EDM neon for airbrushed chrome, re-imagining the highways of Los Angeles as one long cosmic on-ramp. They follow up their Fool’s Gold debut Mechanical with the supremely confident Light Years Away (out 9/9), a two-track EP showcasing the duo at their absolute best. The title track struts with a low-slung boogie, while “Fast Forward” (premiered today on Stereogum) takes off on a technicolor rocket of pulsing buildups and Daft-worthy solos. Light Years Away is one small step for man, one giant leap for the groove… pre-order it on iTunes now, and be sure to join the duo live at Exchange LA for their EP release party on 9/12.
This exclusive Spotify playlist features 20 of the hardest tracks from Low Pros, the production collective of A-Trak and Lex Luger with Metro Boomin, High Klassified, Brillz and a Who’s Who of their rappin ‘n trappin friends. Featuring LP originals alongside some of the producers’ (and their guests’) most iconic hits, it’s an essential turn-up playlist that will get you in the mood for Low Pros’ headline set at Fool’s Gold Day Off Atlanta on Saturday, November 11th (on sale now at fgdayoff.com). Also buy the Low Pros EP1 on iTunes and Low Pros tees now! Follow Fool’s Gold on Spotify.
Kid Gloves is the UK duo comprised of producer wizards Anu Pillai and Roy Kerr. The two recently released their “Third Round” EP on FG and give us a little behind the scenes look on how they came up with their extremely catchy, classic and infectious dance sound. Read the Q&A below and nerd out as they talk about studio gear and some of their favorite classic dance tunes. Also be sure to buy their “Third Round” EP on iTunes now!
1. How did the Kid Gloves duo unite?
We’ve known each other as friends since the mid-90′s. I used to go and watch Anu when he put on these big college raves in Cambridge. After college, we both ended up in London. Anu was making music as Freeform Five and I started making music as The Freelance Hellraiser a bit later and when I got signed to Sony in ’05, we got our first chance to collaborate. I then did some programming on some of his remixes and we started hanging out and working more and more. I guess our first major break was writing and producing for Ladyhawke on her first album. That’s when our name was born and we went on to remix and produce a bunch of cool acts. We never really planned to release our own tracks, but we were just having fun in the studio one day and the vibe of the tracks seemed perfect for Fool’s Gold. Anu had DJ’ed with Nick Catchdubs and stayed in touch, so we fired them over and it’s great to have found our spiritual home! Read More
Danny Brown destroyed the crowd at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Watch these live vids of “Side B (Dope Song)” and “Kush Coma” for a glimpse of this mad man in action. Catch Danny live at our Fool’s Gold Day Off shows in NY, Toronto, LA and Atlanta, info and tickets over at FGDAYOFF.com.
Also be sure to pre-order the limited pressing picture disc vinyl (only 1,000 copies!) of the Danny Brown “Smokin’ & Drinkin” EP (vinyl expected to ship by 9/30) featuring artwork by the Detroit comic king Mark Dancey. Grab the EP on iTunes! Read More
For those of us who were busy living IRL and missed Giraffage’s amazing Boiler Room TV set a few weeks ago, here it is in full for your URL streaming purposes. Grab Giraffage “Be With You” from the Draft Picks ’14 and stay tuned for a new EP from the SF native, coming soon on Fool’s Gold.
Shash’U blesses Flosstradmus with the PWRFNK. The Montreal producer remixes Floss’ “Mosh Pit” into a super charged beat driven track that is fully energized, ready to shatter the dancefloor. Power up and download “Thru Da Night” in our Draft Picks ’14 BitTorrent bundle. Be sure to catch Shash’U at the this years NY Day Off on 9/1, buy your tickets now! Also cop the new Flosstradmus x Najeeb Shiekh Drawstring Shorts!
Our homie Action Bronson leads us on a spiritual journey to find himself with the help of Party Supplies on the production. “Easy Rider” is a full out homage to all the greats and is no doubt a sign that AB is on his way to legendary status. Be on the lookout for more music from both these gentlemen and more music from Party Supplies soon! Buy Party Supplies’ Going Back to New York / Beautiful Girl Remixes EP now!
The latest Fool’s Gold Artist Series features photographs from Los Angeles’ FERSHER, who have spent the last several years capturing the weird days and late nights of their friends and family, the Odd Future collective, and countless other adventures.
The exhibit opens Thursday August. 28th, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Fool’s Gold retail store on 536 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Artist will be in attendance, limited edition shirts will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.