Whether reshaping LA’s dance scene for a new generation with his Athletixx crew, or delving into uncharted beat territory with solo tracks and remixes, California DJ/producer Falcons is a force to be reckoned with. Terra, his debut Fool’s Gold EP, showcases four cuts of imaginative, bass-driven songwriting that highlight Falcons’ confidence as a producer and collaborator, all while detonating the party like nothing else. After drippy summer jam “Aquafina” sets a tone with rap upstarts GoldLink and Chaz French, Terra bounces from rolling ragga hybrid “Flame,” guest-starring UK heroine Stush to the moody title track (built on Falcons’ own chopped and screwed vocals), before closing out strong with post-hyphy bomb “Boss Mackin” featuring San Francisco’s A-1. Terra is club music as its most elemental. Dig in…
NYC! In two weeks we’re pulling up to La Marina in a yacht… come party with us at Corona’s Electric Beach on 9/1, an afternoon jam kicking off at 2pm and featuring music from Just Blaze, Athletixx (Falcons, Hoodboi, Kittens and Promnite), Nick Catchdubs, Nick Hook and TJ Mizell. It’s FREE with RSVP, we’ll see you there!
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
Falcons will make his Fool’s Gold debut with the expansive new Terra EP, out everywhere 7/17. The producer and DJ from LA’s buzzing Athletixx crew lives up to his soaring namesake and potent live rep (from Boiler Room to Coachella and beyond) with a four-track EP that takes club music to it’s wildest frontiers yet.
Lead track “Aquafina” sets the tone, featuring XXL Freshman Cover star GoldLink and fellow up-and-comer Chaz French talking extra slick over an elementally heavy beat. They’ll perform the track together for the first time at The Roxy in LA tonight (6/17), and Falcons will continue to bring his earth-shaking sound to clubs around the country all summer (peep some upcoming dates after the jump). Get “Aquafina” now on iTunes and stay tuned for more!
Los Angelenos! Come party with us next week at The Standard in West Hollywood, we’re taking over their club “mmhmmm” all night on Tuesday, 4/14. Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and the whole Athletixx fam (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite) will be DJing from 10-2, and it’s free with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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…
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 $30 at the door) to come enjoy the show. And what a show it is!!! A-Trak officially announced his set alongside headliners Danny Brown and French Montana, three very big dogs doing their thing alongside Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat B.I.C., Shash’u, Black Dave, GrandeMarshall, Cakes Da Killa and some VERY special guests! It’s an all-ages extravaganza you absolutely cannot miss.
Remember the first time you moshed with A$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!