Like wearing white jeans, some things are just too good to be constrained by the calendar. And while the holiday season may have passed FRIED POTATO PANCAKES aka LATKES will never go out of style. To show you how to make this classic Bubbe-inspired Jewish soul food specialty we recruited none other than Fool’s Gold honcho Mr. A-Trak to help out in de kitchen. Don’t be a putz, check this out!
Check this handy guide to everywhere the Fool’s Gold family will be rocking on NYE, from dueling Macklo Bros in Los Angeles to the Suzan in Tokyo to Congorock in warm and sunny Toronto. Bring on 2010! MMX is a damn fine Roman numeral. Read More
The first ever FG euro tour wraps up with a bang this Saturday (12/12) in Paris at Nouveau Casino, a two-room extravaganza featuring A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, Jokers Of The Scene and Congorock alongside local heroes Surkin, So-Me and Arthur King. Don’t miss it!
Hit up URB Magazine’s “Best Of The Decade” survey to vote for Fool’s Gold as “Label Of The Decade” and A-Trak as “Artist Of The Decade” – lofty titles, to be sure, but hey!
You can also vote for A-Trak as “Artist Of The Year” and “Electronic Artist Of The Year” – as well as casting a ballot for Infinity +1 as “Compilation Of The Year” – in their 2009 Year End Readers Poll.
Our very first European label tour kicks off this week in Hamburg, then continues across the continent with A-Trak, Jokers Of The Scene, Congorock and Greenmoney forming like rave Voltron from city to city. If we skipped your town on this inaugural run, don’t worry, there’s more where this came from (plus – the limited Dust La Rock-designed tour tees will be up on the FG webstore for everyone to cop, regardless of locale).
In case you missed em: download A-Trak’s costumed set from “The Boo Over” right here, and a recording of his I Love Techno set at Annie Mac’s blog. And if you’d like to hear our bud talk with more than his hands, check out this East Village Radio show where Trizzy pontificates on the state of independent labels with the heads of Glassnote, DFA and French Kiss.
We threw two parties in NYC to celebrate the label’s 2nd anniversary during this past CMJ fest – if you missed em, you missed out! Fortunately, we scoured the interweb to collect all the photo galleries, etc (hit us up if you have any more).
Check out Karmaloop’s great recap of Night #1 at 88 Palace above, which featured sets by Kingdom, Donnis (joined onstage by fellow ATLien Pill), Treasure Fingers, Sammy Bananas (who even rocked some Telephoned tracks with partner Maggie Horn), Trackademicks and the Honor Roll crew, and – a first for FG! – live band performances by Vega and The Suzan. Hi-Fi Cartel, Metromix, and The Culture Of Me got some pics, Billboard spoke to A-Trak for a video interview, and Beatcakes had a nice little blog post highlighting The Suzan (“probably one of the best shows I have seen in my life”).
For Night #2 we went with an all-DJ lineup at N8 in Brooklyn, featuring Jokers Of The Scene, LA Riots, Nacho Lovers and extended fam Udachi + Jubilee (Jamie from the xx was slated to play as well, but his band’s set ran late – we’ll get him in the mix soon enough!). You can check pics over at Driven By Boredom. Special thanks to Chicago’s own Thunder Horse for providing live projections / bugged visuals for both nights of festivities! See you for the 3-year bash soon…