A-Trak always puts a unique, er, spin on things. The electronic music tastemaker, DJ hero and all-around cultural force kicks the summer off with the new single “Parallel Lines,” taking the feel-good vibes of last year’s “We All Fall Down” (over 10M streams) to even catchier new heights. With festival favorites Phantogram providing soaring vocals, A-Trak mixes guitar riffs with his signature, turntable-inspired production and peerless ear for beats. The end result is a lush, genre-defying jam ready to burrow into your brain for the next several months. Throw an umbrella in your drink and vibe on out… “Parallel Lines” comes out 5/20 but you can listen to it now!
Fool’s Gold is an army! The beloved Brooklyn imprint is more than just a record label, but a coalition of guerrilla DJs and like-minded party people. With FG’s new Night Shift compilation serving as their explosive mission statement, these midnight marauders will take their sound on the road for the annual “Gold Gone Wild” North American club tour, kicking off 5/5 in Denver, CO.
Headlined by Australian wildman Tommy Trash (whose own Luv U Giv Remixes EP drops this Friday, 4/8 on FG), “Gold Gone Wild” features a rotating cast of Fool’s Gold all-stars including Gladiator, Rome Fortune, Madeaux, Nick Catchdubs, Kittens and Shash’U. With FG captain A-Trak joining the fun on select dates, “Gold Gone Wild” is a can’t miss DJ trek like none other. Check full lineups and ticket info at foolsgoldrecs.com/goldgonewild. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 1pm EST.
Fool’s Gold redlines into spring with Night Shift, a 17 track compilation, of new dance music from the label’s latest signings and loudest family members. Since launching in 2007, the beloved Brooklyn indie founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs has pushed hybrid sounds to the forefront of the electronic scene. But Night Shift is the sound of a brand-new model year racing off the FG lot, shinier and heavier than ever. Listen to Night Shift now!
Fool’s Gold redlines into spring with Night Shift, a 17 track compilation, available from all digital retailers on April 1st of new dance music from the label’s latest signings and loudest family members. Since launching in 2007, the beloved Brooklyn indie founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs has pushed hybrid sounds to the forefront of the electronic scene. But Night Shift is the sound of a brand-new model year racing off the FG lot, shinier and heavier than ever.
A-Trak and Ookay’s bass anthem “Only One” races alongside Athletixx’s experimental clubber “PNTHR,” while massive remixes of electro royals Tommy Trash and Alvin Risk ride shotgun with tunes from upstarts KRNE, GEOTHEORY and Madeaux. Rap vocals from Atlanta, house beats from London, synth riffs from planets unknown… Night Shift is an enjoyably motley mix of styles, tempos and attitudes, bound together by a definitive Fool’s Gold aesthetic. Burning rubber never felt so good! Premiered on Pitchfork, listen to “Only One” below and pre-order Night Shift. Tracklist below.
The turntables might wobble but they don’t fall down… the same can’t be said for A-Trak’s cowgirl friends in the delightfully absurd new video for his hit Jamie Lidell collaboration “We All Fall Down.” Featuring a mechanical bull dance partner, some brave sweethearts of the rodeo, and Trizzy holding court as saloon master of ceremonies, this “WAFD” video is one foot-stomping night out. Watch the video here and order the 7″ vinyl backed with “Jamie’s Version” at store.foolsgoldrecs.com.
Trizzy recapped all the top-shelf beats and bangers of 2015 on the last episode of his Beats 1 Day Off Radio show. “2 hours of my favorite jams of the year. Not just the big anthems, a lot of personal favorites too.” Listen now on Soundcloud and Apple Connect, and check Day Off Radio every week!
Trizzy puts a new spin on his big tune by enlisting some of dance music’s freshest for a new remix package. Cory Enemy and Syre provide a sunglasses-ready tropical take, while Paris hotshot Dombresky goes heavy and dark in advance of his debut EP on Fool’s Gold in 2016. eSQUIRE cranks up the pianos on a feel-good “Houselife” remix, and JayKode brings ultra-melodic trap energy to his version. Newcomers STFU and longtime FG fam Willy Joy crank up the bass on their respective remixes to close out the EP on a high note. Fall down and turn up! Listen to We All Fall Down Remixeshere.
Our FG 8 Year Anniversary party at Club Lust in BK was legendary! DJs, rappers, dancers (oh my)… everyone brought their A-Game to the night show. Peep the recap vid above, and photo galleries from Village Voice, Thump, and Wxllxxm. Our friends Brook Bobbins and Grady Brennan were there snapping too, peep the full photo gallery on the FG Facebook and some selects after the jump. Relive the night in all its jiggling glory (whether you were there or not) with this snazzy tee featuring Josh Freydkis’ nutso flyer art and the 8 Year 8 Ball commemorative hat at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. Read More
Five cities, thousands of fans, a whole damn supergroup of artists and DJs… DAY OFF 2015 was the biggest Fool’s Gold festival trek yet! From Travi$ Scott lighting LA on fire to Skepta shutting down NYC, from 2 Chainz and Flosstradamus turning up in MIA to A-Trak scratching everywhere, the fam went in for real! Watch the full recap video above, hit fgdayoff.com for more, and stay tuned for next year’s edition (which is sure to be even crazier). Big thanks to our friends at Grand Marnier for helping make it all possible.
A-Trak’s hit Jamie Lidell collab “We All Fall Down” is now backed by an appropriately awesome collection of remixes! Trizzy personally reached out to other producers who he regularly plays in his sets, including rising vocal house star CID, Nicky Romero-backed duo Volt & State, and Soulection regular Jarreau Vandal. The EP is capped off by “Jamie’s Version,” where Lidell takes the track to a funky new dimension all his own. Peep the track premiers (and accompanying A-Trak interviews) on NPR, Forbes and Vanity Fair, and listen to the whole EP now! Don’t forget to cop tickets to A-Trak’s show at Terminal 5 on 12/12 with Araabmuzik while your’re at it…