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New Giraffage + A-Trak Vinyl

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015

Giraffage’s massive No Reason EP gets the deluxe wax treatment in the form of a new, multi-colored 12″ pressing (no two are alike!) housed in a beautiful spot varnish jacket. Not to be outdone, we’ve also dropped a physical version of A-Trak’s anthemic “Push” on pristine white vinyl, backed by remixes from DallasK, GANZ and our very own Shash’U. Get your copies of these limited pressings while they last at store.foolsgoldrecs.com, our retail shop at 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, and at fine music retailers worldwide (if your store doesn’t carry these yet, call ‘em and let ‘em know!) Read More

Fool’s Gold SXSW ’15 Showcase

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015


Illustration by Josh Freydkis

The FG fam is making our annual party pilgrimage down to Austin this month for the official Fool’s Gold SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 20th at Gypsy Lounge. Remember when you saw Kid Cudi at our first showcase? Flosstradamus? Danny Brown?!? This year, the cross-country coalition of awesome includes fresh signings from ATL (futuristic superstars Rome Fortune and Bosco, new rap heroes TM88 and ManMan Savage), LA (beat crew Athletixx and rap diva Leaf) and NYC (underground upstarts Fame School & Manolo Rose), alongside FG mainstays Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and Shash’U, surprise friends and fam like Jersey crooner (and Yeezus favorite!) Fetty Wap, and many more, with A-Trak himself holding it down as master of ceremonies all night long. The event is free with SXSW badge or wristband, and limited $10 public tickets will be available at the door. Peep the full lineup after the jump, along with a video recap of last year’s showcase to remind you just how we get down… Read More

Fame School “Money Machine” feat. Manolo Rose Out Now!

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

Fame School are the next generation of NYC rap music. A street level collective anchored by MC/singer Telli, producer Slim, and a gang of collaborators including underground man-of-the-moment Manolo Rose, Fame School pen anthems over Scarface synths and kickdrums cranked to eviction notice levels. After going viral with Manolo’s “Run Ricky Run,” the Fame School principals reconnect on the triumphant singalong “Money Machine,” leaving no bottle un-poured in their wake… get it on iTunes now and stay tuned for more.

Nick Catchdubs feat Troy Ave & Heems “Full House” + “Smoke Machine” LP Pre-Order

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015


Cover Art by Niv Bavarsky

After dropping the singles “Bizness” with IAMSU & Jay Ant and “Wuts That” with B.I.C., Nick Catchdubs properly announces his full Smoke Machine LP (out 4/28) with bizarro NYC jam “Full House” featuring Troy Ave and Heems. (Cue bomb drop sound effects.) Says Catchdini:

“Full House” started as a beat I made on my couch. Too jiggy to live as an instrumental headphone thing, too weird to give to any artists for their own projects. So with WEIRD JIGGY as a spiritual principle, I went out and recorded an album piece by piece, stockpiling vocals (Troy & Heems were recorded – like most of these – in the side room at Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn) until I had twelve records that felt so much like “me” that they wouldn’t fit anywhere else but Smoke Machine.

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MNDR & Sweet Valley “Dance 4 A Dollar” EP

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015

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… get it now on iTunes!

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Duck Sauce x En Noir Satin Jackets

Posted on Feb 19th, 2015

Duck Sauce celebrate Chinese New Year in signature fashion, teaming up with NYC fashionistas En Noir to craft a ridiculously luxe version of their iconic stage jackets, limited to just 75 pieces worldwide. Stunt like A-Trak and Armand Van Helden in your very own lightweight baseball-style zip up, featuring Studio 54-worthy satin liners, embroidered felt DS logo patch, and vintage athletic trim. (Inner and outer pockets too!) Poly blend, dry clean only, made in the USA. Cop yours now at store.foolsgoldrecs.com Read More

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