The Hard LA festival goes down this Saturday (7.19) at the Shrine Expo Center in LA. Get your advance tickets now or just roll up on the day of, there’s going to be a bunch of Fools and friends on stage, including A-Trak and LA Riots. Kid Sister had to cancel the date so she can finish her album, but she’s being replaced by new FG recording artist Rutger Hauer. Sike we didn’t sign Rutger Hauer. One day though…
About 3 weeks ago I was shopping with my brother Dave (like we always do at this time) and we stopped by this spot BBlessing in the lower east side. They had these Surface To Air pendants that were real fonky. I choose my accessories with mucho rumination and this one felt just right. So I got it. Read More
One of the questions I get asked most often on MySpace, aside from “how old are you now?” and “are you REALLY the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?” is the name of this particular song. If you search my name on YouTube, this “A-Trak in China” clip is always the 1st or 2nd result, it’s taken from my DVD (Sunglasses Is A Must, a hood classic) and people always ask me about it. You wanna know? I’ll tell you who it is…. after the jump! (Ooooh snap!) Read More
I spent the whole day at XXXChange’s crib working on a new track for the Kid Sister album, which is coming out crazy. When we finally left we got in the car and I heard this joint on the radio that sounded like Alex’s bassline from “Backyard Betty” with a Cool Kids-ish hook and a rapper that sounded like Young Chris. It’s the new Bathgate song, “Pockets Full Of Money”. I like!
Ever since we first started Fool’s Gold, we always considered Diplo’s Mad Decent to be our brother label in the North American music/DJ scene, and the feeling was mutual. We would constantly brainstorm ideas for ways our two labels could work together, and one of the most fun was a Post-It Note that simply read “MAD FOOLS RAVE IN THE WOODS.” We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer with next Sunday’s (7.20) free Central Park SummerStage show, the first annual “Mad Fools” featuring Santogold, Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, Mz Streams with DJ Blaqstarr, and surprise guests. Get ready! And get there early – there will be free shirts featuring the above artwork by Dust La Rock and Mike Jones of Mishka. Afterparty details soon…
This video was sent to me by my buddy Jon Goldstein who’s one of Kanye’s light designers. That’s no small feat… For a long time Kanye’s LDs were like Spinal Tap drummers. He’d go through them like it ain’t no thang. But I digress. Remember my blog about Nigeria? Here’s an airport moment.
I was only back from Europe for 2 weeks when I boarded that cheap charter flight where they fed us President’s Choice TV dinners and headed back to Ye Olde Continent. First stop, Paris. I was booked to play a Vice party with that tall frenchman known as Busy P. Before the gig they had an Ed Banger in-store at Virgin where a special guest was advertised. That was me, I’m special. Hard to keep a surprise when I’m the only guy on Serato, going on stage to make sure they have the turntables plugged right. The Virgin Megastore is really big and it was fun to have an all-ages audience. They had us playing on a mixer that I don’t know and I spent my whole set looking for the “crossfader on” switch, but aside from that it went well! Read More
Now that A-Trak’s Running Man mix is out this week on iTunes in its full 45-minute workout format, we can direct you to these stand-alone nuggets: single “Say Woah,” and the original version of “Mastered” featuring Lupe Fiasco (who couldn’t be cleared and ended up replaced by Kid Cudi on the final Original Run version).
Fool’s Gold meets the Swedish House Mafia, as Trizzy tours Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso’s villa in Ibiza. Check this, the previous episode of A-Trak TV (starring Busy P), and all future installments here.