Last Thursday’s “Best Of The Beast” opening was the place to be, as a couple hundred of our best friends and fam came out for Fool’s Gold art director Dust La Rock’s debut solo show. Queen Majesty, Vin Sol, Nick Catchdubs and Dave1 spun the tunes, Red Stripe and Vitamin Water provided refreshments, Fader debuted their new issue, Worship Worthy made sure everything ran smoothly and a literal who’s who of NYC’s creative community brought infinite good vibes to celebrate one of their own.
It’s been a long time coming, but Fool’s Gold art director, in-house mind warper and all around visual genius Dust La Rock debuts a new collection of work entitled Best Of The Beast this Thursday (4.23) in NYC, and we’re exceedingly proud to present the show and throw a party for it!
RSVP here and come out to the Christopher Henry Gallery on Thursday to get your third eye blown while listening to tunes courtesy of Queen Majesty, Vin Sol, Nick Catchdubs and Dave1.
DJ Ayres just released the second volume of his T&A Breaks series digitally and on wax, featuring all manner of clubbed-out drum loops and DJ tools specifically designed for use by producers, remixers and fans of THAT BUMP. Sleeve art by FG’s own Dust La Rock ain’t too shabby either! Cop and enjoy.
Check our very own Minister Of The Arts Dust La Rock getting his blog on over at 12 Oz Prophet. He’s in good company! The inaugural post drops knowledge on Mo Wax/Talkin Loud designer Swifty (teach di likkle yout dem!) and there will surely be more to come from the mind garden. Bookmark it! Stay tuned for more DLR goodies, including art shows, toys, limited-ed beer bottles, and more…
Remember Trizzy’s Playboy DJ lessons? This is the video of that. In other bunny news, the March issue of the mag (Aubrey O’Day cover, hi Diddy) includes a “Rock The Rabbit” feature, showcasing Playboy-related artwork from various music luminaries including our own esteemed art director Dust La Rock. Now you can really buy it for the articles!
“I don’t appreciate myself or my work being labeled or defined by people, and I have repeatedly and purposely attempted to defy all conventional wisdom as it pertains to ‘the rules’ of our industry…The phrase ‘do what thou wilt’ as written by Francois Rabelais and associated with the philosophy of Thelema is the word of the law I live and work by.”
Duster gives up the goods – and some saucy pull quotes! – on FG art direction and general graphic rules (or lack thereof) to live by in this web feature on Behance.com.
This past Friday we had our 2nd annual Fool’s Gold holiday jam. Even with a NYC blizzard in full effect all day, the true believers came out to party with the FG fam and our special guests DJ Premier and Cipha Sounds. Kid Sister and Trackademicks cut it up on the dancefloor, Daniel LA Riots and Linus JOTS were spotted with Pepsi-n-Hennessy coctails in hand, Primo dropped “Hold It Now Hit It,” and a festive time was had by all. (Dust swears he saw Macaulay Culkin in the mix but I don’t believe him he needs more people).