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.
Are you up on Bames? These two beatmakin’ Texas boys are the newest addition to the Fool’s Gold league of superheroes, coming out swinging with their debut EP DRTY BWTY. Grab it now on iTunes, Beatport and everywhere else fine digital music is sold.
A-Trak teams up with So Me once again for a sick new Adidas Originals commercial. And is that a new version of Trizzy’s GTA collab “Landline” in the background? Stay tuned for the Tuna Melt Remixes EP to hear more…
There is only one direction to turn, boys and girls of America, and that direction is up. TURNUP TURNUP TURNUP! Baauer and Danny Brown are joining forces for the “Worst Of Both Worlds” tour this April, just like Jay-Z and R Kelly’s legendary “Best Of Both Worlds” trek, except with more bass and less pepper spray. Fader spilled the beans this morning, check out the tour dates (culminating with Coachella slots for both) and rock with these gents when they roll through.
Redheaded polymath Nick Hook has been a cheerful force in the FG fam for many years, rocking onstage with his group Cubic Zirconia as well as throwing down housed up solo DJ sets that never fail to set the girls and boys in motion. That’s exactly the spirit he brings to this Foolcast mix, download ‘n feel the vibes.
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. Check Nick tomorrow night (2/28) at Output in BK with TEED and Rory Phillips. For more music from Hookemon, grab his debut solo EP here.
Meet Bames: two Texans barely out of their teens, BBQing beat symphonies out of clattering percussion, drunken laser synths, and genuinely disrespectful levels of low-end whomp. DRTY BWTY is their beast of a debut EP, out today on iTunes, Beatport and all other fine digital music services.