Kid Gloves is the UK duo comprised of producer wizards Anu Pillai and Roy Kerr. The two recently released their “Third Round” EP on FG and give us a little behind the scenes look on how they came up with their extremely catchy, classic and infectious dance sound. Read the Q&A below and nerd out as they talk about studio gear and some of their favorite classic dance tunes. Also be sure to buy their “Third Round” EP on iTunes now!
1. How did the Kid Gloves duo unite?
We’ve known each other as friends since the mid-90’s. I used to go and watch Anu when he put on these big college raves in Cambridge. After college, we both ended up in London. Anu was making music as Freeform Five and I started making music as The Freelance Hellraiser a bit later and when I got signed to Sony in ’05, we got our first chance to collaborate. I then did some programming on some of his remixes and we started hanging out and working more and more. I guess our first major break was writing and producing for Ladyhawke on her first album. That’s when our name was born and we went on to remix and produce a bunch of cool acts. We never really planned to release our own tracks, but we were just having fun in the studio one day and the vibe of the tracks seemed perfect for Fool’s Gold. Anu had DJ’ed with Nick Catchdubs and stayed in touch, so we fired them over and it’s great to have found our spiritual home! Read More
Danny Brown destroyed the crowd at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Watch these live vids of “Side B (Dope Song)” and “Kush Coma” for a glimpse of this mad man in action. Catch Danny live at our Fool’s Gold Day Off shows in NY, Toronto, LA and Atlanta, info and tickets over at FGDAYOFF.com.
Also be sure to pre-order the limited pressing picture disc vinyl (only 1,000 copies!) of the Danny Brown “Smokin’ & Drinkin” EP (vinyl expected to ship by 9/30) featuring artwork by the Detroit comic king Mark Dancey. Grab the EP on iTunes! Read More
For those of us who were busy living IRL and missed Giraffage’s amazing Boiler Room TV set a few weeks ago, here it is in full for your URL streaming purposes. Grab Giraffage “Be With You” from the Draft Picks ’14 and stay tuned for a new EP from the SF native, coming soon on Fool’s Gold.
Shash’U blesses Flosstradmus with the PWRFNK. The Montreal producer remixes Floss’ “Mosh Pit” into a super charged beat driven track that is fully energized, ready to shatter the dancefloor. Power up and download “Thru Da Night” in our Draft Picks ’14 BitTorrent bundle. Be sure to catch Shash’U at the this years NY Day Off on 9/1, buy your tickets now! Also cop the new Flosstradmus x Najeeb Shiekh Drawstring Shorts!
Our homie Action Bronson leads us on a spiritual journey to find himself with the help of Party Supplies on the production. “Easy Rider” is a full out homage to all the greats and is no doubt a sign that AB is on his way to legendary status. Be on the lookout for more music from both these gentlemen and more music from Party Supplies soon! Buy Party Supplies’ Going Back to New York / Beautiful Girl Remixes EP now!
The latest Fool’s Gold Artist Series features photographs from Los Angeles’ FERSHER, who have spent the last several years capturing the weird days and late nights of their friends and family, the Odd Future collective, and countless other adventures.
The exhibit opens Thursday August. 28th, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Fool’s Gold retail store on 536 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Artist will be in attendance, limited edition shirts will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.
Danny Brown’s turn up anthem “Smokin & Drinkin” (produced by Fool’s Gold captain A‐Trak and JMIKE) is coming to picture disc vinyl, complete with remixes from some of electronic music’s biggest names and wildest upstarts. Boys Noize brings the breakbeats and rave stabs, Jack Beats slow “Smokin” down to a late‐night acid house stomp, Jersey club king DJ Sliink piles on the basement bass, and FG newcomer TroyBoi turns in a technicolor trap masterpiece. Throw in the original version and instrumental (exclusively available on vinyl) alongside full color art from Detroit comix king Mark Dancey, and you’ve got yourself a must-cop 12″.
The gLAdiator dudes come in full force with a new mix for Nina Las Vegas over at Australia’s Triple J radio. The duo is currently touring Australia, bringing their brand of turnt up club tunes to all the folks down under. Buy their Assembly Line EP now.
Tour dates and tracklist below.
The Texan bass duo Bames just released their genre bending edit of The Weeknd for free download. It is yet another production that proves that these guys know how to twist our minds into a whole new level. Grab their debut DRTY BWTY EP now and continue dive deeper into the bass.