The latest addition to the Fool’s Gold Records roster is teenage Philly phenom GrandeMarshall. The young MC’s atmospheric, expertly crafted debut mixtape 800 caught the ear of label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, who quickly brought Grande into their FG crew, introducing him onstage at the label’s five-year anniversary party in Brooklyn as the newest signing to the label that’s launched artists from Danny Brown to Duck Sauce to the world at large.
Download GrandeMarshall’s 800 and give a listen to what’s got Fool’s Gold (and early adopters around the globe) so excited. Featuring thoughtfully brash rhymes over production from the likes of DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy), Silky Johnson (A$AP Mob, Main Attrakionz) and even Grande himself, 800 moves seamlessly from the moody mission statement “Dearly Beloved” to North Philly trunk rattlers “GODBPM” and “NP Shidd,” and heralds the arrival of one of the most exciting new talents in hip hop. Read More
Australian talents What So Not lent their beat mastery to this remix of “Warrior,” A-Trak’s Converse collab with Mark Foster (Foster The People) and Kimbra. It’s up for free download on their Soundcloud, grab it!
Toronto house maestro Meech made his FG debut with the standout “Somethin” on Clubhouse Vol. 1, and he’s back to jack your body with this exclusive Foolcast mix, featuring jams new and old. Get loose, brothers and sisters…
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Check the tracklist (and Meech’s upcoming tourdates) after the jump. And for even more vibes, download the Urulu remix of “Somethin” as a standalone track on our Soundcloud.
We partnered up with the good folks at Gotta Dance Dirty to throw a remix contest for “Trillex,” one of the chunkiest cuts off Crookers’ recent Bowser EP on Fool’s Gold. Winners will snag FG x AiAiAi headphones, FG tees and more. Check out the details here, download the parts and go nuts!
Trizzy hit the Eurozone for a bunch of gigs this summer, promising to seek out the continent’s finest condiments at the same damn time. Welp, he’s back for second helpings! Check out the dates for the Ketchup 2: Electric Boogaloo trek (including a special back-to-back “vs” set with Mark Ronson and a trip to I Love Techno) and peep A-Trak when he’s in your town (and your kitchen).
Director Bijoux Altamirano provides the perfect visual counterpart to Danny Brown’s raucous “Witit” in the form of a mind-bending night out at the strip joint with Danny and friends. Club scenes melt into animated GIF psychedelia, while Danny’s unhinged performance and peerless fashion sense once again showcase one of the most unique artists in rap today. Get the track on the deluxe edition of XXX on iTunes, as well as the limited, pill-shaped picture disc OD EP vinyl from the FG webstore. Read More
JOTS put together a video megamix of their forthcoming Killing Jokes EP, out next Tuesday (10/30). It features the title track (plus Psycatron and Mickey Moonlight remixes) as well as brand new original “A Fine Line Between Nowhere And Now Here.” Tis the season to get spooked out, check it…