Posted on Nov 4th, 2014
You already know A-Trak: the modern day DJ hero, the man behind the cultural powerhouse Fool’s Gold, the wearer of many hats (he owns 46). He brought cheeky disco to the top of the charts with Duck Sauce and has been one of the most sought-after remixers in electronic music. A master at bridging gaps between EDM and hip hop, last year saw him collaborate with Lex Luger in the trap supergroup Low Pros and resurrect Cam’ron with their acclaimed Federal Reserve project.
Now entering a new chapter in his career, A-Trak releases the single “Push” and finally showcases what’s in store for his solo material. Rooted in house music, the song melds the power of festival-tested anthems with soaring, emotional synth pop. Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt lends a delicate falsetto, creating an instant earworm that feels both timeless and timely.
The release comes backed by a full EP of remixes from electro duos du jour The Chainsmokers and Cazzette, rising star DallasK, head-nod specialist GANZ and exceptionally funky new Fool’s Gold signing Shash’U, rocketing across the whole spectrum of modern-day dance music. The EP is out worldwide on 11/25, pre-order Push on iTunes and receive the original instantly! Read More
Posted on Oct 30th, 2014
It’s what you all been waiting for, ain’t it? We’re closing out our ’14 edition of DAY OFF shows with a giant Art Basel blowout. It goes down on Sunday, 12/7 at LMNT Lot Miami, with FG giants A-Trak and Danny Brown joined by producer of the year DJ Mustard, rave innovators Milo & Otis and Trippy Turtle, label co-founder and party champ Nick Catchdubs, Flat White (aka Off White and DONDA multi-hyphenate Virgil Abloh), new FG bass masters Giraffage and Shash’U, The Outfit TX and (of course) special guests. Get your early bird $20 tickets now! (After the jump, peep a video from last year’s Miami show to see just how we get down…) Read More
Posted on Oct 29th, 2014
Following a wide-ranging series of collaborations from Duck Sauce’s disco romp Quack to the genre twisting Low Pros project with Lex Luger, “Push” announces a new chapter of solo material from DJ hero A-Trak. Timeless but still timely, “Push” melds festival-tested power with anthemic, emotional synth pop (courtesy vocalist Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow fame), resulting in one of this year’s most unforgettable tunes. Spotify just premiered the exclusive track stream, listen to it below and check the “A-Trak Loves” Spotify playlist for more favorites.
Posted on Oct 24th, 2014
Are you down with #RealDJing? Then A-Trak’s “Short Cuts” series of video scratch routines is for you. And even if you think a crab scratch is something to ask a doctor about, you can still enjoy the musicality and pure entertainment of Trizzy and friends busting out their finest wicky wickys for the internets at large. The latest edition features turntable wizard Teeko doing his thang with A-Trak and Milo & Otis’ banger “Out The Speakers” (available now on iTunes), watch it now and get ready to bug out! More “Short Cuts” after the jump. Read More
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014
Production supergroup Low Pros (A-Trak & Lex Luger) and G.O.O.D. Music artist of the year Travi$ Scott dive into the matrix for their artfully trippy “100 Bottles” music video, directed by acclaimed multimedia artists Nate Brown (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé) and Gustavo Torres (aka Kidmograph). Further establishing Low Pros’ striking visual identity, the clip follows a semi-android Travi$ stumbling through a grisly, glitchy metropolis.
While A-Trak & Lex prepare the follow up to their debut Fool’s Gold release EP 1, fans can catch a rare live performance from Travi$ and the Low Pros collective at Fool’s Gold Day Off Atlanta on Saturday, 11/1 alongside Danny Brown, new ATL stars ILoveMakonnen, Que and OG Maco, and many more. Get Low Pros EP 1 on iTunes now and get tickets and info for Day Off Atlanta at fgdayoff.com Read More
Posted on Oct 17th, 2014
Whenever Fool’s Gold touches down in Cali, you know we have to make it EXTRA extra! The ’14 edition of DAY OFF Los Angeles was our craziest show yet, featuring uber-hype sets from Danny Brown, Vic Mensa (in his LA debut!), Travi$ Scott, gLAdiator, Kurupt, Hoodboi, Nick Catchdubs and Kittens, not to mention a very rare Invisibl Skratch Piklz reunion and surprise guest spots from Fredo Santana, Rome Fortune, and Big Sean. WHOA! Watch the recap above (can you find yourself?) and stay tuned for more DAY OFFs in ATL and Miami at fgdayoff.com. Thanks to G-Shock, The Fader & Goldenvoice
For more, check out Revolt’s video recap along with some photo galleries from LA Weekly, LA Music Blog, Tha Fly Nation, BLKDMNDS, Moxipop, MXDWN, Simply G Photography, P is for Props and The Hundreds. Some of our favorites after the jump! Read More
Posted on Oct 10th, 2014
Zapp and Quasimoto wax? Don’t mind if we do! Go record shopping with A-Trak in the new episode of Amoeba’s “What’s In My Bag,” and grab tix for this Sunday’s DAY OFF LA during store hours at their Hollywood location (6400 Sunset Blvd).
Posted on Sep 24th, 2014
Oh Canada! We threw our first ever international DAY OFF right in the heart of Toronto, bringing the turn up to Muzik Pool Bar with Danny Brown, A-Trak (accompanied by hometown OVO hero P. Reign), Lunice, Le1f, Tommy Kruise, Thugli, Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified and Sleepy Tom. If you were there, you got to share something special (big shout out to the kid who smuggled in Cool Ranch Doritos to give to Danny onstage during “Monopoly”) and if you weren’t, you can still catch up with this recap vid! Peep fgdayoff.com for details on a DAY OFF near you, and for more TO action, check out photo galleries and recaps from The Bass Collective, Aesthetic Magazine & BLARE, some of our favorites after the jump. Read More
Posted on Sep 18th, 2014
We say this after every Labor Day… but this year’s Day Off was our absolute craziest yet! Thousands of party people took over 50 Kent to rock with Fool’s Gold family and friends. The day brought sets from Danny Brown, French Montana, A-Trak, Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and Ruff Ryders young’n Lil Waah. And let’s not forget the surprise guests! French Montana brought out BK’s own Bobby Shmurda, while A-Trak surprised the crowd with Remy Ma, Cam’ron, A$AP Nast, iLoveMakonnen, and Travi$ Scott, and Black Dave repped for the home team with Smoke DZA. Desus & Mero held us down on the host tip with their bodega stand up (complete with assists from Rosenberg, Miss Info, Ebro and the Hot 97 crew). It was truly one for the books…
Watch our official recap and gaze on full photo galleries from Kirill Was Here, Mel D. Cole (Set 1 & Set 2),FRANK151, Nicky Digital, CMJ, Driven By Boredom, Societe Perrier, and Lyynks Music (as well as some Tumblr action from Mosaic New York, LIVETODESTROY, (7)Even, New NYer, CloudXI and Ralph Lorenzo). Peep some of our fave selects after the jump!
Big shouts to our sponsors G-Shock, Red Bull and The FADER. Grab your tickets now for the remaining DAY OFF shows in LA, ATL and Miami at fgdayoff.com. Read More
Posted on Sep 18th, 2014
A-Trak stops by Funny Or Die to have a DJ Mag Top 100 Debate with his homies Destructo & DJ Mustard! Moderated by the one and only DJ Tanner from Full House. Listen to A-Trak’s new Cazzette remix below and watch the debate after the jump! Buy Out The Speakers on iTunes and check out A-Trak’s tour dates here.