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 Aug 31st, 2014
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 $30 at the door) to come enjoy the show. And what a show it is!!! A-Trak officially announced his set alongside headliners Danny Brown and French Montana, three very big dogs doing their thing alongside Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and some VERY special guests! It’s an all-ages extravaganza you absolutely cannot miss.
Get advance tix while they last at fgdayoff.com and we’ll see you in BK Monday at 3pm!
Posted on Aug 15th, 2014
The DAY OFF party train keeps on rollin… we’ve already announced our lineups for NYC, Toronto and Los Angeles, but Fool’s Gold’s first ever ATL edition might be the craziest yet! Come party with trap supergroup Low Pros (aka A-Trak, Lex Luger, Metro Boomin and a Who’s Who of their hometown friends), FG’s resident rock star Danny Brown, G.O.O.D. Music scene-stealer Travi$ Scott, and “OG Bobby Johnson” hit man Que, alongside ATL’s own Heroes x Villains and Bosco, party smashers Tropkillaz and Brenmar, Atlanta rap legend Fabo and current man of the party iLoveMakonnen, FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs, mixtape king DJ Spinz and special guests galore!
It all goes down Saturday, November 1st at Masquerade Music Park. Get info and buy your tickets at fgdayoff.com and check the packed lineups for DAY OFFs in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles as well. (Lineup announcement for the final FGDO in Miami on December 7th coming soon…)
Posted on Jul 31st, 2014
While the music industry lounges through another off-season of vacation days and long weekends, Fool’s Gold has spent their summer adding a brand-new roster of DJ / producer superstars to the team. DRAFT PICKS announces this formidable squad to the world in the form of a free, downloadable BitTorrent Bundle of mp3s and digital collector cards for each artist (complete with highlight stats and stick of gum!).
From fresh finds and SoundCloud phenoms to established talents making big-league creative leaps, DRAFT PICKS features the most exciting and diverse lineup of DJs and producers currently working, all united together under the FG umbrella. Where else would Salva’s hyper club hybrids make sense against Shash’U’s “power funk”? TroyBoi’s widescreen trap epics vs Giraffage’s Tumblr-ready dreamscapes? Brenmar’s bass-fueled r&b hand in hand with High Klassified’s next level head nodders? Hoodboi’s frenetic remixes next to gLAdiator’s festival anthems? DRAFT PICKS is a 360 dunk of next-level dance music stopping all questions in their tracks.
Download DRAFT PICKS music and more at foolsgoldrecs.com/draftpicks, and see these artists live at all the Fool’s Gold DAY OFF events this year in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami. Check fgdayoff.com for full lineups and ticket info. Read More
Posted on Jul 15th, 2014
Remember the first time you moshed with A$AP Rocky? Raised a glass to Juicy J? Caught a contact from Danny Brown? Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF extravaganza is the place where party legends are made… so we’re excited to announce that we’re back for 2014, bigger than ever!
This year Fool’s Gold’s very own festival expands to ticketed venues in Brooklyn, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami, featuring a full day of the best in hip-hop and dance music from the label fam and beyond! We’re kicking things off in BK on September 1st with our most epic Labor Day lineup yet. FG hip-hop heavyweight Danny Brown, reigning NY street rap emperor French Montana, MPC maestro Araabmuzik, hard knock legends The Lox, future bass ambassadors Brenmar, Hoodboi and Shash’U, the coolest collection of new hip-hop heroes from World’s Fair to Yung Gleesh, and many, many more. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 7/15.
Check full lineups, dates and info at fgdayoff.com, and stay tuned as we announce more city details!
Posted on Dec 19th, 2013
The last Day Off of 2013 was our best yet: the first ever Miami edition at Mana Wynwood, headlined by Miami mayor Trick Daddy and featuring sets from A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Dave 1 of Chromeo, Young Thug, Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs, Damaged Goods, Eskeerdo, and VERY special guests Danny Brown and Travi$ Scott. Peep what went down in the recap video above, and photo galleries from David Cabrera, Le Panda, XXL, Miami NewTimes and Frank151 (some of our favorites after the jump). We’ll see you next year! Read More
Posted on Dec 11th, 2013
We celebrated six years of Fool’s Gold-ing with another legendary anniversary celebration last month, bringing a gang of friends and fam deep into Brooklyn to rock at SRB. The one and only Juvenile shut it down in true Nolia fashion, alongside Bodega Bamz (with Flatbush Zombies and some awesome PR / DR flags), World’s Fair, Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs, Party Supplies, GrandeMarshall, High Klassified, and surprise guests YG, Chinx Drugz and Rich Da Kid. Huge! Watch the recap video above and check out some photo galleries from Le Panda, Mel D Cole, Frank151 and Village Voice (some of our favorites after the jump). And while you’re at it, relive the night with a limited-edition 6 Year Anniversary tee, featuring Nick Gazin’s hysterical flyer art and the whole lineup on the back. Read More
Posted on Nov 20th, 2013
All year long we’ve been hitting you with massive DAY OFF events… now, after showcasing everyone from Duck Sauce to A$AP Mob on Labor Day in Brooklyn, taking the party to Boulder for high altitude sets from the likes of Danny Brown and Carnage, and giving LA an unforgettable night with hometown heroes from DJ Quik to Schoolboy Q sharing the same stage, we’re taking the fam to Miami during Art Basel for our biggest DAY OFF yet.
Florida’s first ever Day Off goes down at Mana Wynwood Soundstage (Downtown) on Sunday, December 8th, headlined by Miami mayor Trick Daddy and featuring sets from A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Dave 1 of Chromeo, Young Thug, Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs, Damaged Goods, Eskeerdo, and special guests galore. The whole event is free with RSVP at foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff. Don’t sleep!
Posted on Nov 12th, 2013
Brooklyn! Lets get together and celebrate six sizzling years (and counting!) of Fool’s Gold being your favorite record label… On Friday, November 22nd we take over SRB Brooklyn for another legendary anniversary celebration with FG friends and fam. This year we’re bringing Juvenile up from New Orleans to rock alongside hometown heroes Bodega Bamz and Brenmar, FG’s own GrandeMarshall, Nick Catchdubs, Party Supplies, new Montreal beat king High Klassified, and (like we always do) special guests galore. Advance tickets are just $10 so act fast and cop at wantickets.com/fg6yr, we’ll see you on the 22nd!
Posted on Dec 18th, 2012
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