Posted on Jun 1st, 2009
Volume 2 of the FOOLCAST series comes from none other than our own Italian electro prodigy Congorock, but it’s not what you might expect. We listen to all kinds of stuff at FG HQ and want the FOOLCAST to reflect that – so we asked him to put together a mix of some of his punk and hardcore favorites that would show off a different side of his personality and keep things musically unpredictable on the blog.
Says Rocco: Hey brothers, here’s my hardcore punk mix for Fool’s Gold. I wanted to call it “The Furious Years” like something related to the past – its old stuff (nothing after 2003) that I listened to when I was younger. It was total fun working on this because I rediscovered music I didnt remember at all! I put some tracks from my old bands (La Quiete and Death Of Anna Karina), Steve Aoki sings on the This Machine Kills track (his old band), and there’s even a His Hero Is Gone track called “Fool’s Gold”. I hope you like it!
Download the podcast (and subscribe to the whole series to get future mixes as soon as they drop!) at iTunes or via your favorite RSS reader at the FG podcast page. Tracklist after the jump, more heat on the way!
Update: For more Conogorock on the club tip, check out his Keep Watch party mix at the Mishka Bloglin. Ay! Read More
Posted on May 28th, 2009
Now that Congorock’s excellent video-game break “Runark” single is finally out on vinyl (buy it now at Turntable Lab and everywhere else fine records are sold) we’re helping spread the word with these two previously-unreleased remixes of b-side heater “Exodus.”
Malente (who has a FG single of his own out this summer) beefs up the drums and throws in a retardoid drum-roll breakdown, while French beat obsessive Kap Cad takes a totally different approach, flipping the same track into an uptempo, juke-inspired take for all the clubheads and footwork-ers.
Also London FG fans! Be sure to check Congorock making his live debut this Friday at Club 333.
Posted on May 20th, 2009
Check out what Congorock whipped up for Dim Mak’s gang of punk provocateurs All Leather on this remix of their tune “I Don’t Hate #$%^, God Does” (thanks to RCRD LBL for the family-friendly title edit).
Also be sure to bookmark Congorock’s Tumblr if you haven’t already, he’s posting up show flyers and random goodies like this Sega throwback.
Posted on Apr 13th, 2009
Download Congorock’s contribution to shutterbug Nicky Digital’s “Pre Party Jamz” series here. “I just did a ‘party’ search on my iTunes and grabbed the best ones,” says Rocco of the tunes.
You can also grab PPJ mixes from Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas on Mr Digital’s site, and check some pics from last Friday’s epic Crookers / Congorock / Annie Mac show at Webster Hall.
And in other Congo news, check our boy in LA this Friday playing Control at the Avalon!
Posted on Apr 7th, 2009
Friendapalooza! Click here for reduced guestlist and click here to buy advance tix.
Posted on Apr 1st, 2009
Congorock’s collaboration with Blatta & Inesha, “Stepoff” hits record stores internationally starting today (digital goes on sale 4/15). They’ve made a lil promo mix to help get the word out, and you can download it here, there’s new joints and exclusives a-plenty. Tracklist after the jump. Read More
Posted on Mar 5th, 2009
Parla Italiano? Sharpen your foreign language skills on this Congorock Skype interview with Fridge Mag.
Posted on Feb 25th, 2009
As promised, the debut single from Congorock is out now as a digital exclusive on Turntable Lab, with all other web stores to follow in two weeks (and vinyl berry berry soon!). It’s the seventeenth (!!!) release on our fine little label, and we couldn’t be happier.
>> BUY “RUNARK” ON TTL DIGITAL
“Runark” is a a perfect calling card for Congorock, four-and-a-half minutes of breakbeat thump and raved up 8-bit synth drops. But don’t take our word for it, check the preview on RCRD LBL.
The single comes backed with an amazing extended remix by Jokers Of The Scene as well as two more new Congorock tunes, “Exodus” and “Hybro.” The digital release also features an additional Runark remix by His Majesty Andre. More from this Italian original coming soon!
Posted on Feb 9th, 2009
This week the Fool’s Gold international DJ exchange program brings another new star to our shores, as the big beat frenzy of Italy’s Congorock comes to Toronto, Winnipeg, NYC and Los Angeles (the last one is a real doozy, a free show with our boys Rusko and AC Slater also on the bill). Peep all the party dates after the jump.
This mini-trek is meant to amp everyone up for the release of Congorock’s debut Fool’s Gold 12″ single “Runark,” a bleep-ed out club monster that comes backed with a massive remix by labelmates Jokers Of The Scene and two more originals, all wrapped up in psychomystical sleeve art by Dust La Rock. Vinyl is in production now, and you can get the digital version (with a bonus remix by His Majesty Andre) exclusively at Turntable Lab starting Feb 24th, with all other digi retailers to follow. “BIIIIIG CHOOOON” says us. “THANKS!” says y’all. You’re welcome. Read More
Posted on Jan 12th, 2009
This Wednesday (1.14) check Congorock at the Pump This party in Bologne, followed by a gig on Saturday (1.17) at Sorry Ghettoblaster in Warsaw (which you might remember from when they brought out Jokers Of The Scene and Nick Catchdubs, flicks here).