Kid Gloves is the 1-2 punch of producers Anu Pillai and Roy Kerr. These UK studio wizards have amassed one of the coolest discographies on the planet, whether they’re behind the boards for the likes of Lana Del Rey and London Grammar, or flying solo as Freeform Five and The Freelance Hellraiser. Yet when they combine forces as Kid Gloves, these two studio masters manage to knock out their freakiest dance tracks yet.
“Third Round” (Premiered on Entertainment Weekly along with a Q&A) is the most muscular take on the Kid Gloves sound to date, a six-and-a-half minute collage of electrocuted disco cuts and distorted synthesizer glory. The guys get even funkier on “Stay The Same,” changing tempos while charging into soulful house and garage territory, prepping ears for revelatory EP closer “Wish I Never,” a timeless R&B summer jam where Kid Gloves channel their inner Jacksons over slowed-down rave breaks and the smoky pipes of London diva Tawiah. Leave your genre tags in the locker room and step in the ring.
One of our favorite buzzing Montreal producers, High Klassified is back in NYC this Thursday 6/19 at Goldbar for a Fool’s Gold vs. Soulection night. Will you turn up, to TURN UP? See you there. Free with RSVP. $10 at the door. More info. Buy High Klassified’s Palindroma EP.
Forget Shakespeare in the Park, it’s time for the Funk Lordz in the Park! Chromeo will be gracing the Central Park Summerstage September 12th along with Big Freedia. Grab your tickets now and don’t forget to bring your picnic basket and dancing shoes.
GrandeMarshall is back with a summer jam to keep you vibing through the heat. “Girls [Still Got] Rhythm” will be the perfect soundtrack to your block parties and BBQs; be on the look out for his upcoming My Brother’s Keeper and download his Mugga Man mixtape now.
Smalltown DJs and Lisa Lobsinger’s jam “See Thru” is the Clubhouse cut so nice we had to drop it twice! This time Neighbour goes in for a humid, ’80s inspired synth treatment while The Slow Waves take the song into hypnotic half-time rock territory. Combined with the genre-less original and still-smoking remixes from Thugli and Astronomar & Wuki, this expanded “See Thru” re-release makes for one of Summer’s truly must-have EPs. Get it now at foolsgoldrecs.com/clubhouse.
Summer is upon us, and the Fool’s Gold squad is hitting the road in full force. The Gold Gone Wild Tour kicked off with A-Trak and Salva (check pics out on the GGW Tumblr) and will be hitting a city near you these next 3 weeks. For all of you in Chicago this weekend in search of #PLUR at Spring Awakening, come to the Fool’s Gold vs. OWSLA stage Friday 6/13 to catch A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, Oliver and gLAdiator (and more fam like Tchami throughout the weekend). Meanwhile, free spirits down at Bonnaroo can turn up with Danny Brown and get funky with Chromeo. This weekend also kicks off NXNE up in Toronto, where you can catch Danny Brown, 100s and Run The Jewels along with some Tim Hortons, while the World’s Fair & Two-9 “Cross Faded Tour” continues up and down the East Coast. (If that’s not enough, get set for info about this year’s Fool’s Gold Day Off very soon…) Read More
Only some artists dare to fly high but some really do just like FG’s very own High Klassified. HK was recently taken on a flight in an open air 2-man glider plane in Quebec. Watch the video above to witness the madness that takes place in the air and buy High Klassified’s Palindroma EP.
Low Pros’ debut EP1 is out today on iTunes featuring new amped-up remixes from gLAdiator and TWRK (as well as exclusive unreleased instrumentals) for maximum low end enjoyment. The supergroup of A-Trak and Lex Luger linked in Atlanta for non-stop recording sessions with fellow producers Metro Boomin (Future, YG), Brillz and FG’s very own High Klassified, then enlisted everyone from new-school superstar Young Thug to dirty south legend Juvenile to add their magic to the mix. The results take the trap sound Lex literally invented into outer space, raising the bar for hip-hop and electronic productions alike. Grab the EP on iTunes now (and represent in your very own Low Pros tees from store.foolsgoldrecs.com).
Flosstradamus still do not know what to turn down for! They are back with a new track featuring the voice of all things over-the-top, Waka Flocka Flame. “TTU (Too Turnt Up)” is off the upcoming 22 Jump Street soundtrack and is your irresponsible new Summer anthem. Stream and buy “TTU” now, and be sure to rep with this classic Flosstradamus tee.