A-Trak always puts a unique, er, spin on things. The electronic music tastemaker, DJ hero and all-around cultural force kicks the summer off with the new single “Parallel Lines,” taking the feel-good vibes of last year’s “We All Fall Down” (over 10M streams) to even catchier new heights. With festival favorites Phantogram providing soaring vocals, A-Trak mixes guitar riffs with his signature, turntable-inspired production and peerless ear for beats. The end result is a lush, genre-defying jam ready to burrow into your brain for the next several months. Throw an umbrella in your drink and vibe on out… Listen to “Parallel Lines” now!
Alvin Risk’s new “Beastmode” remixes are nothing less than monstrous! His Hodgy Beats collab gets flipped by trap kingpin UZ, heavy-duty dance vets Designer Drugs, and new bass boss Nightwatch. Crank these up and step into the animal kingdom…
Hey kids, physical media! The people asked for Catchdini’s album IRL and we obliged. (We’ll let the man himself take it from here…)
About a year ago I put out my album Smoke Machine, and people kept hitting me up about pressing it on CD ever since. So in place of a cake, we’ll celebrate with twelve tracks on compact disc, along with the More Smoke remix EP as a bonus, extra illustrations from cover artist Niv Bavarsky, and some shout-outs and hidden messages. Get your copy now at the FG store, and geek on some liner notes while you’re at it! Read More
No one reps New York quite like Meyhem Lauren. And Queens’ own concrete ambassador is everywhere these days, touring the world with Action Bronson while serving up his savory new Fool’s Gold release, Piatto D’Oro. But Mey’s new series Got The Fever TV features another side of this MC and his city, showcasing rare footage and one-on-ones with some of graffiti’s most iconic and notorious personalities. Premiered on Juxtapoz Mag, the late Jeffrey “KORN” Gamblero (from Meyhem’s SMART Crew) kicks off this inaugural episode, and pieces on Jakee, Zexor and more will follow. As the man himself puts it, “Got The Fever TV about to hit y’all in the head… real shit, real interviews, real life graf.” Download Piatto for free and buy the T-shirt here.
Sixteen Year Old NYC DJ / Producer, Callie Reiff, teams up with bass champ Dapp for “Wobble, ” a funky, heavy-duty headknocker we dare you not to bounce to. This is CLUBHOUSE at its funnest! Download it at smarturl.it/CRDWobble. Plus, check out her exclusive interview with VICE’s Thump!
“Head” with 21 Savage and Bulletproof Dolphin is the first tease of what Relationships has in store. It’s a psychedelic, Parental Advisory sticker-ed mix of wild-ass synth lines, Detroit ghettotech drums, and double-cup freestyling, all mashed together in thespacepit. Fire it up here and stay tuned for more…
With “Haunted Paradise” and “Tonight” still buzzing, Black Atlass completes his trilogy of unique, bewitching singles on Fool’s Gold by dropping the pulsing new cut “Island Love.” Every BA track is a showcase for Alex Fleming’s otherworldly falsetto and emotive songwriting, but “Island Love” shows off an ambitious new side. Premeired on T Mag, minimal synths and a restrained (yet impossibly funky) rhythm track crash into an airborne, horn-driven hook that’s impossible to shake. “Don’t you hide away for too long…” This is Black Atlass at his biggest. Listen to “Island Love” here.
Meyhem Lauren is Queens rap royalty, throwing down 24k bars on stage (and on screen!) with Action Bronson while dropping respected underground solo releases of his own. Piatto D’Oro is his most majestic work to date, a free album on Fool’s Gold featuring speaker-knocking singles “Money In My Pocket” and “Badmon Ting” alongside 13 other high-octane tales of fine silks, lobster dinners, and wilding the f**k out as only Laurenevitch can. With everyone from Alchemist and Harry Fraud to Large Professor and DJ Muggs on headnod duties, Piatto D’Oro is a must-listen… Mey and Fool’s Gold have teamed up to tuck your whole summer in. Download it here and receive Piatto D’Oro as a promo CD when you pre-order the T-shirt at store.foolsgoldrecs.com.
Fame School start the summer jam action early with “Bag,” mixing classic NY rap energy with modern production boom. The New York duo of Telli and Slim are no strangers to viral bangers (producing Manolo Rose’s “Run Ricky Run” and “Superflexin” feat French Montana), and have already been blasting their newest knucklehead anthem in the city’s clubs (including an extra-live performance at the Fool’s Gold Boiler Room event) and across social media, with heavy support from influential online host TaxStone. Crank your speakers, break open the fire hydrants, and shout along with Telli: “no disrespect to the plug, I’m the motherf***kin outlet!” Listen to “Bag” right here.
We hitting you with two parties to celebrate “Bag”! Turn up with Fame School + the FG Fam this Thursday night at Tropical 128. Music provided by Cipha Sounds, Get Live, Jason Smith & Teddy King. If Friday night is more your thing pop in to The Lively for a set by DJ Soul plus a very special surprise guest from the FG roster. Flyer after the jump. Read More