Raised in New York City and now living and working in Los Angeles, 19 year old phenom Leaf personifies the modern young multi-hyphenate: writing and producing her own music, directing and editing her own videos, and even designing her own MBM clothing line. Yet what sets Leaf apart from her DIY counterparts is a raw, undeniable personal charisma and seductive artistic vision, both of which are captured in peak form on the new Magnet Bitch EP, available today on iTunes and for free download at foolsgoldrecs.com/leaf.
Vicious raps and ethereal, angelic vocals shove back and forth over goth-ed out sub bass throughout Magnet Bitch (named after Leaf’s self-proclaimed “magnet bitch movement” of female solidarity) making for a captivatingly quick, must-rewind listen. From the swaggering “Drama” to the acoustic coda of “Slick” and the spacey kiss-off anthem “Calling Me Like,” Magnet Bitch captures the many moods of Leaf in hi-def, and sets the stage for her upcoming Fool’s Gold full-length.
Eddie Huang is a lot of things: chef, author, host, raconteur, and (of course!) FG fam. So it’s only natural that he enlisted Danny Brown to record the theme song to his new ABC show Fresh Off The Boat, which premiered last night on ABC. Listen to the Skywlkr-produced track in full now, and tune in to FOTB every Tuesday at 8pm.
The first Fool’s Gold hip‐hop release of 2015 is the uber‐melodic debut from Toledo, Ohio newcomer tshawntrusst. On “I’m That Nigga,” the MC drops confident, R&B‐inspired flows over a futuristic, neck‐snapping beat from Chris McClenney (Soulection) x Rvdical The Kid. In three short minutes, tshawntrusst throws down the gauntlet as one of the new year’s most exciting new voices and continues Fool’s Gold’s streak of auspicious rap debuts from Kid Cudi to Danny Brown and beyond. Get it now on iTunes!
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of original Fool’s Gold co-founder and art director Joshua Prince, aka Dust La Rock. His singular talent and uncompromising vision set a foundation for our label as a beacon for artists. He will be missed dearly by the Fool’s Gold family and the creative community at large.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, grab our limited-edition LOVE FOOLS capsule: two long sleeves, a pocket tee, and metal pin, topped off with the long-awaited Fool’s Girls 2015 calendar. Unisex threads for the playboys and playgirls in your life! Hit up store.foolsgoldrecs.com and spread the love… Read More
Sweet Valley is Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan, two bongwater-soaked beat geniuses making rap instrumentals that feel like melted PlayStation games. MNDR is a one-of-a-kind artist and songwriter versed in Britney and breakcore in equal measure. Put them all together with producer Peter Wade and Dance 4 A Dollar is the result, a darkly catchy Cali masterpiece. SV chop up strip club 808s and woozy synths like they’re reclaiming trip hop for the DJ Mustard era, while MNDR explores the underbelly of radio songcraft, finding the creepiness inside champagne anthems and and coating tales of teenage nihilists with Rihanna-worthy ear candy. Decay never sounded so sweet… preorder the EP on iTunes now and get an instant download of the title track, premiered today on Pitchfork.
Catchdini & B.I.C. go DIY for “Wuts That,” laying rhyme book doodles over rapid-fire raps for one thoroughly lifted music video. Get “Wuts That” on iTunes now and stay tuned for even more cut-n-paste fun on Nick’s Smoke Machine album, out 4/28 on FG.
Sports! While you get yer Super Bowl on this Sunday, keep an eye open for the bugged out new Mountain Dew Kickstarter commercial, soundtracked by A-Trak and Milo & Otis’ megajam “Out The Speakers.” Watch the clip now and grab the song on iTunes (complete with Caked Up and Vindata remixes).
Shash’U celebrates his Thru Da Night EP in style this Saturday (1/31) with a free hometown gig at Le Belmont in Montreal. Peep the details on Facebook and download Thru Da Night at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu before you go party with Shash and friends tomorrow night!
Fool’s Gold family Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe combine forces on “Pusher” to give festival‐grade dance music a sorely needed dose of magical realism. ST manages to grow exponentially more awesome as a producer with each new release, composing a crystalline jungle of synth builds and hooting percussion for “Pusher,” topped by a heart‐stopping, theme park‐worthy drop. Meanwhile, Anna provides soaring, moody verses that showcase exactly why she’s become such a stand‐out voice in a sea of homogenous electro. Together, this duo has managed to craft one of the most triumphant records of this young year. Keep on! Get “Pusher” now on iTunes and everywhere digital music is sold.