Flosstradamus are dance music’s underground kings, godfathers of an intoxicating new sound and aesthetic that has invaded bassbins and computer screens around the globe. DJ Sliink is a like-minded speaker infiltrator, launching his beats from the New Jersey bricks into another dimension altogether. Nomads is their long-awaited collab, out Tuesday (4/2), a strobe-lit explosion of neck snapping riffs, smoked out sub bass, and rave dreams made undeniably real. “CROWD CTRL” and “Test Me” (now with a bonus UZ remix) are the year’s most devastating dance hybrids, rewound night after night by the world’s biggest DJs. Nomads doesn’t just run the trap, but the whole damn galaxy.
Stream “CROWD CTRL” below and peep Flosstradamus on their “Underground Nights” Tour with DJ Spinz, hitting NYC tonight at Webster Hall with special guest Para One.
If you were rocking at our first DAY OFF LA last summer, you would have noticed a bunch of stylish rapping gentlemen wearing Fool’s Gold logo tees in green and orange camo. It was a collab with Peas & Carrots International, and sold out in a matter of days. Everyone asks for more, soooo… we had to do another drop! This time on black tees in honor of the P&C pop up store in NYC on 97 Allen St in LES. Come through today from 5-7pm and you might even catch some Fools in the building… Read More
GrandeMarshall will be rocking at Knitting Factory in BK next Friday (4/5) as part of their “$5 Fridays” series. The all-ages show will also feature Aaron Cohen, Black Spade, Fresh Daily and Timeless Truth. Come thru! Advance tix here. Read More
Oliver’s tune “MYB” is body movin’ music par excellence, a huge DJ record funking up the upper reaches of the Beatport charts, BBC radio and the main stage of Ultra alike. The guys cut together a bunch of their favorite footage to make this video before they hit the road opening for Dillon Francis on his “Wurld Turr” this week, and Do Androids Dance just premiered it. Check it out (and do what the song says!) and stay tuned for more from Oliver, including limited-edition picture disc vinyl of their Mechanical EP. Read More
As heard at the Fool’s Gold Rap Party in Miami, here’s a bunch of DJ treats our dude Catchdini just liberated on Soundcloud. Justin Timberlake, Trinidad Jame$ and Rihanna get the club blend treatment for y’all to enjoy.
Buffalo young guns Solidisco meld old school funk with big room bump, creating undeniable and instantly danceable bangers like “Never Let You Go.” As heard in A-Trak sets around the globe, it’s a DJ must have, and the perfect cut to relaunch the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse: free releases from FG friends and fam, and a series of festival stages around the globe.
On their Loosies contribution, “Dedicated,” Freeway and producer Chad “Wes” Hamilton harken back to the golden era of the early Aughts when Roc-A-Fella reigned supreme, thanks to gritty yet soulful hip-hop like their State Property collabs (there’s a reason Peedi shouts out “Chad…Chad Wes on track!”)
In this exclusive FG interview with writer Matthew Trammell, the duo reveal how “Dedicated” came together, reminisce on the early days (and current state) of the Roc, and discuss how they’ve reconciled their own legacies. Get Loosies now on iTunes and all digital services, as well as a limited-edition USB box set.
Trizzy is back with a new episode of Fool’s Gold Radio, featuring all manner of new jams including a bevy of fresh and upcoming FG releases (full tracklist after the jump). Download via SoundCloud or subscribe to the podcast pon iTunes.