After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
Runnin thru TX with our woes! The 2015 edition of our annual FG Austin SXSW showcase brought a gang of new faces to the forefront along with the tried and true party vibes we’re known for. With A-Trak serving as master of ceremonies, we brought out Rome Fortune, Bosco, Leaf, Athletixx (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite), Brenmar feat Dougie F and UNiiQU3, TM88, Fetty Wap, Fame School feat Manolo Rose, Manman Savage, Post Malone, Chuck Inglish, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Grande Marshall, Bames… even Korea’s own Keith Ape got in on the action! Watch the recap and don’t miss out when the squad hits a town near you. Grady Brannan and Mosaic NYC were in the building on photo duties, check their full galleries on our FB (tag yo self!) and peep some favorites after the jump. Read More
Hit up AustinPartyWeekend.com to RSVP for this year’s edition of the SUPERPARTY, a FG / Mad Decent / IHEARTCOMIX dancerie going down Saturday, 3/21 (the day after our main showcase) in Austin, TX. Bames, Bosco, DJ Sliink, GrandeMarshall, Remy Banks of World’s Fair, Rome Fortune, Shash’U and a gang of other fine musical humans… see ya there!
The FG fam is making our annual party pilgrimage down to Austin this month for the official Fool’s Gold SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 20th at Gypsy Lounge. Remember when you saw Kid Cudi at our first showcase? Flosstradamus? Danny Brown?!? This year, the cross-country coalition of awesome includes fresh signings from ATL (futuristic superstars Rome Fortune and Bosco, new rap heroes TM88 and ManMan Savage), LA (beat crew Athletixx and rap diva Leaf) and NYC (underground upstarts Fame School & Manolo Rose), alongside FG mainstays Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and Shash’U, surprise friends and fam like Jersey crooner (and Yeezus favorite!) Fetty Wap, and many more, with A-Trak himself holding it down as master of ceremonies all night long. The event is free with SXSW badge or wristband, and limited $10 public tickets will be available at the door. Peep the full lineup after the jump, along with a video recap of last year’s showcase to remind you just how we get down… Read More
The new Rick Owens Men’s RTW collection made a lot of noise in Paris this week for it’s full frontal fashion. And the soundtrack was just as ballsy, courtesy of none other than FG’s own Bames, who were enlisted by Rick to create custom extended mixes of their DRTY BWTY tracks “Sippin” and “Posted” for the catwalk. Check it out on Bames’ Soundcloud, grab DRTY BWTY on iTunes, and stay tuned for their new EP coming this Spring on Fool’s Gold!
The Texan bass duo Bames just released their genre bending edit of The Weeknd for free download. It is yet another production that proves that these guys know how to twist our minds into a whole new level. Grab their debut DRTY BWTY EP now and continue dive deeper into the bass.
One of the most unique records we dropped all year was the unclassifiable DRTY BWTY EP by Bames. Banging yet dreamy, it’s a record that’s as tripped out as it is trapped out, and we’re very excited to hear what these Texas boys come up with for their next release. For now, we’ll make do with some new remixes, like the free “Thanky.Zip” odds n ends download over on Soundcloud, and an official remix for Creep’s “Vertigo,” out now on Beatport.
Our friends at Potato just premiered the new video for Bames “DRTY BWTY” (off their bass-tastic Fool’s Gold EP of the same name, out now on iTunes, Beatport and alladat). The combination of Bames’ wavy instrumental and director Josh Wehle’s bodybuilder footage is hypnotic to say the least… get pumped. Read More