I wrote this text on the plane back from Paris a couple of days ago. I first intended it to be a series of personal notes: an attempt to retrace the chronology of our friendship with Mehdi. Then I figured I’d share it. It’s long and perhaps too full of factoids. But that’s how Mehdi, ever the raconteur, like his stories: starting “ab ovo” (from the very beginning, the origins) and rife with trivia. So here it is, my own personal Mehdipedia entry… Read More
Last week we threw our second annual DAY OFF party in New York City, joined by a few thousand of our friends. Like the last one, only bigger and crazier, it was an amazing day and night, featuring performances from Juicy J, Danny Brown, the Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1), Just Blaze, Cubic Zirconia, Party Supplies, Nick Catchdubs and very special guests ASAP Rocky and DJ Mehdi.
A ton of y’all tweeted cameraphone pics of this to us throughout the weekend, but here’s a full size scan of Danny Brown, A-Trak and Party Supplies in the New York Times’ fall fashion mag, sporting some quilted menswear (hence the “Diamond Dogs” headline, that’s how print media works!) and looking tuff in A1 Records. Click the pic for a full-size version, and read the whole mag here.
Take it easy this Labor Day and come get live with us at the 2nd annual Fool’s Gold DAY OFF extravaganza, once again going down at the City Winery backyard. We’re rocking from 2-8pm, rain or shine, with DJ sets from The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1), Just Blaze and Nick Catchdubs, alongside live performances from Danny Brown, Cubic Zirconia, Party Supplies and very special guest Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia. #TRIPPYMAYNE. All ages welcome, get there early and be ready to party.
Later that night, the official afterparty NIGHT OFF will take place at The Westway, with the Macklos and Just Blaze once again on the 1s and 2s, joined by host Action Bronson. Full details after the jump. Read More
Check out A-Trak’s tour diary on BlackBook (and our recap vid above) to see what happens when you throw A-Trak, Chromeo, Craze, Breakbot, Kavinsky, Nick Catchdubs and Rogerseventytwo in a room with several thousand screaming, dancing, jumping French girls and boys. FG took Paris! Pics after the jump, check the whole gallery on the FG facebook. Read More
The thousands of people who attended our Day Off party last year (or saw the footage immortalized in Duck Sauce’s smash “Barbra Streisand” video) spent an afternoon living it up with the country’s most fun MCs and DJs, eating hamburgers in one hand and catching a crowd-surfing Yelawolf in the other. For this year’s Day Off, the vibes will once again be handled by true good-time professionals: Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, with his first NYC show since releasing the underground favorite Rubba Band Business mixtapes, critically acclaimed Fool’s Gold rapper Danny Brown, multiplatinum producer and club king Just Blaze, the Brothers Macklovitch (aka superstar sibling DJ team A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo), drum machine wizards Araabmuzik and Party Supplies, FG future funk trio Cubic Zirconia, and label co-founder / party rocker extraordinaire Nick Catchdubs, along with some very special guests… Read More
You already caught A-Trak’s debut “Fool’s Gold Radio” show on SiriusXM… now here’s episode 2! Not the attack of the clones, but a gang of fresh music stormtrooping through your earholes, including new and forthcoming FG tracks from Kingdom, Duck Sauce and Fifteenth (aka Sammy Bananas and Mike B).
Tight Space is our in-store series with G-Technology, live-streaming exclusive DJ sets from the FG shop on 536 Metropolitan in Brooklyn out to the world wide internets, along with impeccable banter and interviews from host with the most, Elliot Arronow. Even Billboard gives props…
Past episodes have featured Dave1 and A-Trak (as recapped above), and tomorrow (Wed 8/17) we close out the series with a bang thanks to Treasure Fingers, who will be guesting on the turntables at 5pm. “Like” the G-Technology Facebook to watch from home.
Trizzy started a brand new show on SiriusXM called Fool’s Gold Radio, featuring all manner of new music and (of course) wicky wickys. Check out last month’s episode here, and stay tuned for the next episode coming soon on Electric Area (Channel 52).