There’s no one in the game quite like A-Trak. The DJ icon, Fool’s Gold founder and Grammy-nominated producer wears many hats (pun intended), but he still shines brightest on stage, combining forward thinking musical selections with true turntable fireworks. Once a year, the flag-bearer of #RealDJing takes his spectacular show to small venues where he can be closest to fans. And it’s that time of year again.
This June, A-Trak will be joined by MPC beat king Araabmuzik and dancehall futurist Ape Drums on the Fool’s Gold “Gold Gone Wild” tour. A-Trak is known for his largely improvised sets, and this time you can expect Araab to join in on the acrobatics. Acclaimed artist and frequent collaborator Kidmograph provides brand new stunning visuals, and every venue will get its own Fool’s Gold pop-up kiosk, emulating the Brooklyn label’s flagship store.
Says Trizzy: “I’ve been in the studio for the last couple months. The first thing I want to do now is play shows where I can spin whatever I want for as long as I want. The best environment for that is clubs, so I picked my 6 favorites in North America. To me these are like incubators where I can try out new routines that later make their way into my festival sets. I can’t wait to push my limits every night!”
Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative young club producers in the nation, and Hoodboi may be the most exciting of the bunch. Whether solo or collabing with like-minded DJs in his Athletixx crew, Hoodboi’s energetic, emotional tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Zelda bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to electronic music that will warm your emoji heart.
Palm Reader is Hoodboi’s debut EP of original music, a bold leap forward from the R&B bootlegs and party tracks he cut his teeth on. The four tracks are physical and lush; raw club OOMPH sprayed with a candy gloss. From soaring, new-age opener “Dusk” to the hypercolor title track featuring Lido, Hoodboi is making 1080p dance records like none other. Get Palm Reader on iTunes now!
With a bunch of Fool’s Gold showcases and parties in Austin and Miami on deck over the next two weeks, we figured there’s no better time to kick off the official FG Snapchat account… follow us at foolsgoldrecs to get in on the on-stage (and backstage!) action, music premiers, contests, and whatever other goofy shit we happen to be feeling at any given time. Just take a picture of our lil dot ghost with your Snapchat camera to follow.
“Shash’U is undeniably next.” So sayeth The FADER, who just premiered “PXXXY,” the first cut off Shash’U’s upcoming PWRFNK EP. We agree! Get the song now when you pre-order PWRFNK on iTunes, and hear the whole thing on 3/31. We’ve also got a deluxe vinyl edition on deck collecting Shash’U’s Thru Da Night and PWRFNK EPs on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of Ron Wimberly’s awesome wraparound joint cover artwork.
FCZ demolishes the EPK game with a hilarious new animated clip featuring testimonials from A-Trak, Flosstradamus and more intercut with his personal DJ history lessons and a paternity test courtesy Mannie Fresh. Seriously, must be seen to be believed… then go cop his new Slap It Down EP with DJ Scene.
Public service announcement: GANZ’ version of A-Trak’s “Push” might be one of the hardest remixes we’ve dropped in a minute! In case you missed it, get “Push” now on iTunes (and limited-edition white vinyl!) and check GANZ in NYC this Saturday (3/21) with Nick Catchdubs and Nina Las Vegas at Slake for the Technoir party. It’s free ’till midnight with RSVP, u know what to do….
As a special bonus for his Fool’s Gold Artist Series photo exhibition, NYC graf institution Cash RFC painted a van we parked outside our Brooklyn store for the opening night party. Watch him in action and grab limited edition tees, the #JimmyStreetTeam book with Baron Von Fancy, and one-of-a-kind framed photos signed by the artist at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. For more on the show, check out this great Mass Appeal interview with Cash conducted at the opening, and peep it in the flesh at our store on 536 Metropolitan Ave, open Monday-Saturday from noon-6pm.
With A-Trak and Milo & Otis’ “Out The Speakers” currently surfing a Dew-powered wave to the top, it’s only right we team up with Green Label to celebrate! RSVP at greenlabel.com/sxsw2015 to rock with us in Austin on Wednesday, 3/18. A-Trak will be performing alongside Joey Bada$$, MNDR & Sweet Valley (in their debut live show together!), Nick Catchdubs, Leaf, Brenmar, Kelechi and special guests. (Just added: Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Two-9 and Kool AD!) We’ll see you there… don’t forget about our label showcase on Friday 3/20 and the “Super Party” on Saturday 3/21 either!
Miami! We love you. We really do… so we’re back with another showcase smack in the middle of Ultra weekend, taking over our home away from home Grand Central for one more night of heavy duty party action. Look at that lineup of FG friends and fam! A-Trak, Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and more. Get your advance tix while they last at foolsgoldrecs.com/miami and we’ll see you there…