The spirit of collaboration between friends is exactly how Fool’s Gold got started in the first place. So it’s great to see projects like Mix The Orb take shape. This cassette-only mix is a labor of love between FG art director Dust La Rock and iconoclastic BK producer/DJ Michna, who linked up to dig through 20+ years of music by their favorite group, electronic pioneers The Orb.
The resulting mix is an awesomely heady trip worth dusting off your tapedeck for. There are 100 hand-numbered yellow Mix The Orb cassettes available now at Turntable Lab (and alongside the Fool’s Gold Vol 1 Compilation at Opening Ceremony boutiques starting next week). Hit the jump for a Q&A with Dust and Michna about how Mix The Orb came together. Read More
Check out some Fools in the new Hennesy Blending Of Art project: a Dust La Rock-designed bottle for A-Trak and a Kid Sister bottle from Fafi. The dynamic duos give some background on their collab in theseinterviews.
As mentioned earlier, the launch party for the Project is this weekend in NYC featuring our own Nacho Lovers and a bounty of other amazing acts. If you missed the RSVP, don’t fret, we’re going to be involved in future CP events around the globe. Stay tuned!
Following a gallery tour across the US, Dust La Rock’s “Occult Of Personality” video project finally makes it’s way home to BK (along with the rest of Scion’s Installation 6) launching at Eastern District on Friday, June 4th. Full details here, and for a taste of what’s in store check this teaser / interview vid.
Starting this week, people walking the streets and riding the subways of NYC and Brooklyn have been greeted by the handsome trio of FG founders A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs and Dust La Rock, mugging it up for Bushmills’ new “Since Way Back” ad campaign, also featuring portraits of friends Chromeo, DFA, No Mas, and Kai Regan and co. There’s painted wall-size versions (ours is next to Alife Rivington Club), subway ads, and proper billboards throughout the metro area. Keep us posted with your Twitpics, etc when spotted!
For more, check the Bushmills Facebook page, and see more pics (and video of our photo shoot at Jonathan Mannion’s storied NYC studio) after the jump. Read More
We’re dropping Jokers Of The Scene’s latest single “Revolting Joks” on May 25th as well. Dust La Rock really went all out on the cover art as well (more Dust La JOTS surprises coming this summer…) and the single comes backed by one freakout of a remix courtesy of Boy 8-Bit. Look for it at the end of the month, and preview the tune’s hypnotic piano riff on our European Vacation Tour wrap-up video.
As you may have seen on the internets, we got together with Celebriducks to manufacture a limited batch of actual rubber ducks featuring the Dust La Rock-designed Duck Sauce mascot. They are finally hitting stores: buy now at Turntable Lab, and look out for our plastic feathered friends at Colette in Paris and Kid Robot locations worldwide as well.
In other “things you can buy” news, TTL is also selling fabulous 12″ vinyl for Count + Sinden’s “Mega” (with Jokers Of The Scene and Harvard Bass remixes) and Bag Raiders’ Big Fun EP, featuring Donnis on “All The Girls” and JOTS and XXXChange remixes of “Fun Punch.” Look out for these singles everywhere fine wax is sold as well!
After getting people hyped with the music video, and a packed month of “More Fire” tour dates, it’s only right that Congorock’s “Babylon” finally sees official release. The single features a massive vocal version with dancehall don Mr Lexx (the voice behind Major Lazer’s “Hold The Line” and many more lighter-flickers), the instrumental dub you already know and love from the video, and a “Lexxapella” for the DJs to play with. Big!
Grab it next week on Beatport, and all other services shortly there after. Vinyl on its way too, with some huge remixes… oh you thought we forgot about those? Hell naw! If that’s not enough, you can grab these none-more-black Congorock logo tees at our webstore, featuring the new metal logo from the “Babylon” sleeve above, designed by Dust La Rock ov cvrse!