El-P and Killer Mike’s chain-snatching, poodle-shooting, antihero anthem “Run The Jewels” gets an appropriately bugged out animated video courtesy of Bristol’s RUFFMERCY. Watch this at high volume, preferably in a residential area. Then hit foolsgoldrecs.com/runthejewels to download the full-length RTJ LP (and pick up some merch!)
Montreal’s current beat renaissance is a melting pot of hybrid sounds and aesthetics as diverse as the city itself. Yet for all of the exciting electronic producers this new scene has spawned, no one is as unique a personality as High Klassifed. Armed with a Louis bag full of 808s, a half-full bottle of Hennessy, and melodies as stratospheric as his high-top fade, HK makes his Fool’s Gold debut with the striking Palindroma EP, out today on exclusive early Beatport release. The four hypnotic tracks showcase High Klassified’s signature stew of post-trap drum programming and luxurious, dreamlike synth lines, demanding repeat listens of the entire release. Come aboard and float away with Canada’s finest.
Pre-order Chromeo’s new albumWhite Women on iTunes and get all four singles (“Over Your Shoulder,” “Sexy Socialite,” the Toro Y Moi-featuring “Come Alive” and brand new jam “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” instantly! Read More
Tiombe Lockhart started 2014 with a bang, dropping two awesome singles to kick off the year. First up was the Hudson Mohawke-produced “Can’t Get Enough,” and now she’s back with “Gone,” complete with gorgeous and haunting video shot in Costa Rica. Check them out, and check Tiombe performing live this Wednesday (3/5) at Glasslands in BK. For even more, get familiar (again) with TL’s work in Cubic Zirconia on the Follow Your Heart LP. Read More
Tacos, tequila, tinnitus… SXSW traditions run deep! But fans in the know look forward to the annual Fool’s Gold bash more than anything else. It’s not a showcase, it’s a party! For this year’s edition, we’ve got the debut live performance of Low Pros (aka A-Trak and Lex Luger) with crazy special guests including Migos, Travi$ Scott, and Que, 100s, Black Atlass, Nick Catchdubs, gLAdiator, World’s Fair, Treasure Fingers, GrandeMarshall, DaVinci & Sweet Valley, Smalltown DJs and more. It all goes down on Friday, 3/14 at Empire Garage (606 E. 7th St) in Austin, TX as part of the Austin Party Weekend series of trailblazing label showcases. The Fool’s Gold party is free with SXSW badge, and there will be limited $10 tickets available at the door. Check austinpartyweekend.com for all the info, and we’ll see you there!
The word is out, and that word is QUACK. The epic new Duck Sauce album is ready to hatch this April! See what’s happened in the universe since DS first spread their wings in the comic teaser video, peep the tracklist after the jump, and mark 4/15 on your calendars, cause #QUACKISBACK! Read More
100s is taking West Coast rap back to the future. His upcoming Fool’s Gold EP, IVRY, is a glimpse into a melodic new chapter for the Berkeley MC. Daft Punk gone G-Funk? Prince’s lowrider playlist? IVRY takes classic mack vibes to chic new heights, and “Ten Freaky Hoes” (just premiered by The Fader) is a perfect teaser of what 100s’ new release has in store. Over a smoothed out track from Vaughn Oliver of FG disco duo Oliver (with talkbox assist from Numbers’ resident funkster Redinho), 100s spits X-rated bedtime stories worthy of classic Too $hort, but with an attitude, approach, and peerless sense of style all his own.
Sleepy Tom stays posting new bootlegs and other DJ treats to his Soundcloud. He recently let go of two housed up takes on A$AP Ferg’s “Shabba” and fellow Canadian Drake’s “Worst Behaviour,” go grab em! (And while you’re at it, check out ST’s new video for his EP’s title track, “The Currency.” More music on the way!)
For the latest installment of their “Update” column, Pitchfork caught up with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden about all things Duck Sauce: the new album Quack (out this April) and bringing Chronic-worthy skits into the world of EDM, pulling stunts with inflatable ducks, and the art of the nightclub “swim through.” Read it now, and download the Duck Tape (and Duck Droppings!) while yer at it.