There’s no one in the game quite like A-Trak. The DJ icon, Fool’s Gold founder and Grammy-nominated producer wears many hats (pun intended), but he still shines brightest on stage, combining forward thinking musical selections with true turntable fireworks. Once a year, the flag-bearer of #RealDJing takes his spectacular show to small venues where he can be closest to fans. And it’s that time of year again.
This June, A-Trak will be joined by MPC beat king Araabmuzik and dancehall futurist Ape Drums on the Fool’s Gold “Gold Gone Wild” tour. A-Trak is known for his largely improvised sets, and this time you can expect Araab to join in on the acrobatics. Acclaimed artist and frequent collaborator Kidmograph provides brand new stunning visuals, and every venue will get its own Fool’s Gold pop-up kiosk, emulating the Brooklyn label’s flagship store.
Says Trizzy: “I’ve been in the studio for the last couple months. The first thing I want to do now is play shows where I can spin whatever I want for as long as I want. The best environment for that is clubs, so I picked my 6 favorites in North America. To me these are like incubators where I can try out new routines that later make their way into my festival sets. I can’t wait to push my limits every night!”
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…
Your Labor Day plans are locked in! DAY OFF is going down this Monday, 9/1 at 50 Kent in Williamsburg. You still have a couple hours to pick up advance $20 tickets at fgdayoff.com (they’ll be $30 at the door) to come enjoy the show. And what a show it is!!! A-Trak officially announced his set alongside headliners Danny Brown and French Montana, three very big dogs doing their thing alongside Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and some VERY special guests! It’s an all-ages extravaganza you absolutely cannot miss.
Remember the first time you moshed with A$AP Rocky? Raised a glass to Juicy J? Caught a contact from Danny Brown? Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF extravaganza is the place where party legends are made… so we’re excited to announce that we’re back for 2014, bigger than ever!
This year Fool’s Gold’s very own festival expands to ticketed venues in Brooklyn, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami, featuring a full day of the best in hip-hop and dance music from the label fam and beyond! We’re kicking things off in BK on September 1st with our most epic Labor Day lineup yet. FG hip-hop heavyweight Danny Brown, reigning NY street rap emperor French Montana, MPC maestro Araabmuzik, hard knock legends The Lox, future bass ambassadors Brenmar, Hoodboi and Shash’U, the coolest collection of new hip-hop heroes from World’s Fair to Yung Gleesh, and many, many more. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 7/15.
Check full lineups, dates and info at fgdayoff.com, and stay tuned as we announce more city details!
For our last label stage of the 2013 festival season (*wipes single neon tear from cheek*) we brought the Fool’s Gold fam down to the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia and kicked it into overdrive at Tomorrowworld! It was an all day adventure: ATL’s own FKI and Speakerfoxxx (with Gangsta Boo MCing!) started the day off strong, Anna Lunoe, Codes, Nick Catchdubs and Style Of Eye kept it housey all afternoon, Bag Raiders and Treasure Fingers brought in the funk and brought down the sun, and then Fake Blood, RL Grime, Araabmuzik and A-Trak absolutely murdered late into the night with the help of a few thousand ravers (not to mention giant LED animations, fireworks, confetti cannons and more). But why describe it when you can watch the recap video above? Some of our favorite still pics after the jump as well. C U NEXT SUMMER! Read More
The Fool’s Gold fam returned to Electric Zoo this summer for another day of non stop dancery courtesy of A-Trak, Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, Araabmuzik, Congorock, DJ Sliink, Green Lantern, Just Blaze, Nick Catchdubs, Oliver and RL Grime. Strobes! Screens! Smoke fuggin machines! A party to remember for sure… check out our recap vid above, then peep Nicky Digital’s photo gallery and EZoo’s own Facebook snaps to see more from the day. Some of our favorite snaps after the jump. For more Summer ’13 Clubhouse action, peep our recaps from Electric Forest and the Capitol Hill Block Party. Read More
We’re heading down to Atlanta (well, Chattahoochee Hills) to rock another Fool’s Gold Clubhouse stage at the Tomorrowworld festival! It’s a big ‘un: A-Trak, Araabmuzik, RL Grime, Fake Blood, Treasure Fingers, Bag Raiders, Style Of Eye, Nick Catchdubs, Codes, Anna Lunoe, Speakerfoxxx and FKI will be throwing down all Saturday (9/28).
And if that’s not enough, we’re sticking around another day for a FREE afterparty Sunday afternoon (9/29) poolside at the downtown W with Nick Catchdubs, Anna Lunoe, Treasure Fingers, Tchami and Speakerfoxxx! RSVP for the afterparty at wdowntowndayparties.eventbrite.com and get our pitchers of sweet tea ready. Read More
Check out A-Trak scratching (on Fool’s Gold Serato vinyl, no less!) alongside Clark Kent and AraabMUZIK, as they back up A$AP Rocky on his Late Night With David Lettermanperformance this past Tuesday. Read More
The wait is over! Fool’s Gold’s inaugural rap compilation Loosies is out now on iTunes, featuring 22 new tracks curated by label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The new music from FG family and friends around the country includes an insane “Piss Test” remix with Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P and Flosstradamus, tracks from our own Danny Brown, GrandeMarshall, Donnis, Party Supplies and much, much more (preview tracks over at foolsgoldrecs.com/loosies).
You can also get Loosies on a limited edition cigarette-shaped USB drive with all the individual tracks, a continuous DJ mix from A-Trak and Nick, and digital liner notes, all packaged in a snazzy collector’s box. All FG webstore orders receive an instant digital download of the compilation via email, so you can bump Loosies while you wait for Mr Postman. Read More
The wait is over! Fool’s Gold’s inaugural rap compilation Loosies drops December 18th, featuring 22 new tracks curated by label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. The new music from FG family and friends around the country includes an insane “Piss Test” remix with Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P and Flosstradamus, a new Casey Veggies / Chuck Inglish collab (watch the video above), tracks from our own Danny Brown, GrandeMarshall, Donnis, Party Supplies and much, much more – peep the entire tracklist after the jump!
Loosies will be available digitally from all retailers on 12/18, as well as on a limited edition cigarette-shaped USB drive direct from store.foolsgoldrecs.com and select stores. The package will also include a continuous DJ mix of all 22 songs from A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Read More