Pop locker turned producer Brillz went from dancing at parties to soundtracking them himself, merging hip-hop funkiness with megaton EDM firepower for a sound that’s as unique as it is undeniably body moving. He’s spent the past few years immersed in the Downtown Los Angeles dance revival, whipping up remixes for the likes of superstars Kill The Noise and Zedd and crafting DJ hits like summer trap anthem “Swoop.”
He makes his full-length debut on Slow Roast next Tuesday (3/26) with TWONK. The ten track LP is is Brillz’ most accomplished work yet, powered by overdriven 808 kicks, rachet baselines and a welcome sense of humor. But don’t take our word for it, just check out this preview mix by the one and only Craze!
Want some new dance musics? While Vancouver’s Sleepy Tom puts the finishing touches on his upcoming Fool’s Gold EP, you can peep what he’s been up to on a new podcast for Salacious Sound as well as an absolutely massive remix of Diplo’s “Set It Off” out today on iTunes, Beatport and alladat.
Our mega weekend of shows in Austin continues! After a smash SUPERPARTY with Mad Decent and Check Yo Ponytail last night, we close out with a bang at our annual label showcase at The Annex (Beauty Ballroom) on Saturday (3/16) featuring damn near everybody. Free entry with SXSW wristband, $5 at the door for everyone else. Read More
From the wilds of Calgary come Pete and Mike, the vinyl cowboys known to party connoisseurs the world over as Smalltown DJs. For their contribution to our esteemed Foolcast series, they’ve whipped up a non stop mix of blends ‘n more, just like the good ole days. Enjoy!
Subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the mix directly (right click and save-as). Tracklist after the jump. You can also grab some of the mashes in DJ friendly format on the Smalltown Soundcloud.
It’s that time of year again! FG is gearing up to throw every type of party imaginable during back-to-back weekends in Austin and Miami during SXSW and Ultra. You want a secret house party? We got that. An all day multi-label mega event? Yup. A rowdy rap blowout with A$AP? Check. Official showcases with label heroes Danny Brown, Flosstradmus and Just Blaze as well as up-and-comers Oliver, RL Grime, GrandeMarshall, World’s Fair and Party Supplies? Obviously. Not one but two sweaty raves at Miami’s mythical Grand Central? You name it, we got it lined up. Check the rundowns and stay tuned for full details on each… meanwhile get yer RSVPs in for our main Austin and Miami showcases now!
GrandeMarshall is heading down to Austin with us to rock at the Fool’s Gold showcase next Saturday (3/16), and to get you in the zone he’s dropped another cut off his upcoming Muggaman mixtape, “Dedicated” featuring fellow Philly MC Saudi Money (aka Assad). As the man himself says, “you don’t ride to this, you get driven to it… if you ain’t high for this than don’t listen to it.” For more Muggaman teases, snag “Boathouse Row” and “Tastykake (Still Popping),” and stay tuned for the full tape real soon…
Danny Brown is on fire: after announcing the “Worst Of Both Worlds” Tour with chart-topping DJ phenomenon Baauer (culminating with sure-to-be triumphant Coachella performances), the Detroit superstar leaked “#HottestMC,” a controversial response to MTV’s list of the same name that instantly garnered praise everywhere from Pitchfork (hailing it as “a devastating slice of messiah-rap meant for an age of false prophets”) to lyrical peers like Kendrick Lamar (who instantly tweeted, “Danny Brown killin this new track. Hard. Uncut tho.”)
Danny’s hot streak will continue to blaze all this spring on the “Old & Reckless” Tour, his first ever solo headlining trek following back-to-back sold-out US tours supporting A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino. Fellow rap rule-breaker Kitty will open each date, and fans will be the first to hear new songs from Danny’s eagerly anticipated new Fool’s Gold full-length Old, featuring guest appearances from Schoolboy Q, Charli XCX, Rustie and more.