Forever we love Atlanta! The 2nd ever ATL DAY OFF was a true celebration of Fool’s Gold fans, family… and hoverboards. Watch our official recap video above to see what happens when the whole city comes out to rock with us! (There’s also a full photo gallery up on the FG FB to enjoy, some of our favorite selections after the jump.)
A-Trak is everywhere these days. After selling out his second annual Gold Gone Wild tour, the #RealDJing champion brought Fool’s Gold’s hugely successful Day Off festival franchise across America, merging hip hop heavyweights with electronic music’s elite and capturing the sound of a generation in a way that only he can. As a Grammy-nominated producer, his discography is just as varied: in the past few months alone, he’s taken hip-hop futurism mainstream with “Out The Speakers” (featured in Mountain Dew’s Superbowl commercial and viral ad campaign) while reinventing EDM riffs with cheeky guitar-led single “Ibanez” and churning out ubiquitous remixes for Alesso and the Chainsmokers. But last winter’s solo outing “Push” marked the beginnings of a new signature sound for Trizzy, elevating all that dance world expertise with high-def emotions and mature songwriting.
With his new single “We All Fall Down” (out October 2nd on Fool’s Gold and streaming now) A-Trak follows the muse of “Push” even further into pure pop heaven. Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music’s genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ’90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen. Play it now and check A-Trak premiering the tune as a “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show.
We’ve been rolling out promo DJ mixes for all our #FGDAYOFF shows this year, here’s a handy post with all of ‘em to get you caught up before this Saturday’s season-closing bash at Stubb’s in Austin (tix available now!)
Trizzy’s been hitting the Fool’s Gold Day Off promo trail hard! Grab his exclusive promo mix (and Q&A) on BuzzFeed, and check out his Hot97 interview and and Juan Epstein podcast with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds.
After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
Apple’s worldwide, live-streaming Beats1 radio station made its explosive debut this week. So it’s only right we keep the fun going this weekend with the debut episode of “A-Trak Presents Day Off Radio,” Trizzy’s official mixshow (named after our festival series, naturally). Update your phone and tune in Saturday (7/4) at 9pm PST (midnight on the east coast) to jam out live.
A-Trak and the FG fam turned Montreal waaaaaay up during MURAL festival. Peep the recap of the first-ever FOOL’S GOLD HOMECOMING, with Trizzy getting down alongside Lunice, Post Malone, STWO, Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Simahlak, Dave Luxe, and a crowd of MTL’s livest. Check some photos from PartyWithSylvain after the jump… we’ve got a full gallery up on our FB as well (word to Bono!) and if you missed out in person, you can still rep with a French Canadian FG poutine tee (really). Read More
Leaf breaks down her background, musical vision and more for A-Trak in an exclusive interview for Saint Heron (accompanied by some great photos to boot!) Give it a read and check out Leaf’s Magnet Bitch EP at foolsgoldrecs.com/leaf. “Drama” video coming very soon…
This Sunday (6/14) we’re taking over Montreal for Fool’s Gold Homecoming at MURAL fest! Get your tickets now to see A-Trak, Rome Fortune, Post Malone, STWO, Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Simahlak and Dave Luxe in the land of poutine. Peep the FB event page for more info.