Check out Trackademicks live at Mezzanine in SF this Saturday for the Download 2008 Afterparty with our brothers Flosstradamus and the tracksuited gents of Datarock. Also give a listen to this recent episode of DJ Jamad’s Sirius Satellite radio show featuring a slew of Trackademicks productions (and exclusive debuts!), as well as his remix of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin Out” on the limited-edition Little Brother side project Zo and Tigallo Love The 80s!
About 3 weeks ago I was shopping with my brother Dave (like we always do at this time) and we stopped by this spot BBlessing in the lower east side. They had these Surface To Air pendants that were real fonky. I choose my accessories with mucho rumination and this one felt just right. So I got it. Read More
This Thursday (7.17) in NYC, come check out Kid Cudi and celebrate the release of his new mixtape A Kid Named Cudi at the Red Bull Space in NYC. 10.Deep pressed up physical CDs and made some limited edition shirts to go along with the mix, Heineken and Belvedere brought the beverages, Nick Catchdubs, Plain Pat and 88 Keys will be providing the tunes, and Cudi will be performing. RSVP here, check out the rest of the flyer, tracklist, and shirt after the jump. Read More
One of the questions I get asked most often on MySpace, aside from “how old are you now?” and “are you REALLY the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?” is the name of this particular song. If you search my name on YouTube, this “A-Trak in China” clip is always the 1st or 2nd result, it’s taken from my DVD (Sunglasses Is A Must, a hood classic) and people always ask me about it. You wanna know? I’ll tell you who it is…. after the jump! (Ooooh snap!) Read More
Maybe the reason I’m kicking myself for taking the time to listen to that Bathgate song Trizzy posted is because i don’t have pockets full of money. Or maybe because the hook sounds like it was delivered btwn bouts of sucking on helium balloons? But I digress. ANYways.. Hey young blog world, I’m back! Not sure if one previous post in the grand and dynastic Fool’s Gold blog history constitutes being here in the first place but seeing as how I have a moment to breathe (aka Alain and Nick are taking a tea break and have momentarily put down the chariots and whips) I thought i’d post up about one of my favorite bands. Namely, Pop Will Eat Itself which I will refer to as PWEI. Before I give a little history lesson, I thought you might be amused by the following anecdote.. Read More
LA friends, be sure to check out Congorock when he comes to town this week, first at Cinespace on Tuesday (7.15) with Riton, Acid Girls and Staccato, then at Avalon on Wednesday (7.16) for the BPM Magazine 12th Anniversary Party with 2 Live Crew, DJ AM and a ton of other dudes – RSVP here, flyer after the jump. Read More
I spent the whole day at XXXChange’s crib working on a new track for the Kid Sister album, which is coming out crazy. When we finally left we got in the car and I heard this joint on the radio that sounded like Alex’s bassline from “Backyard Betty” with a Cool Kids-ish hook and a rapper that sounded like Young Chris. It’s the new Bathgate song, “Pockets Full Of Money”. I like!
Ever since we first started Fool’s Gold, we always considered Diplo’s Mad Decent to be our brother label in the North American music/DJ scene, and the feeling was mutual. We would constantly brainstorm ideas for ways our two labels could work together, and one of the most fun was a Post-It Note that simply read “MAD FOOLS RAVE IN THE WOODS.” We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer with next Sunday’s (7.20) free Central Park SummerStage show, the first annual “Mad Fools” featuring Santogold, Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, Mz Streams with DJ Blaqstarr, and surprise guests. Get ready! And get there early – there will be free shirts featuring the above artwork by Dust La Rock and Mike Jones of Mishka. Afterparty details soon…
LA Riots have a fresh mix up for the dog days of July, featuring some new joints (A-Trak and Laidback Luke!) and vintage favorites. Quoth Daniel: “We were asked to do a mix for The Crystal Method’s Radio show on Indie 103.1 but I went a bit too housey/progressive with it towards the end and decided to make a new one for them.. this is the version that isnt going to air. After the show airs I will post up the other version.. which is straight m-u-r-d-e-r!” Download the mix here, and check out the tracklisting after the jump. Read More