We definitely believe in the power of smart partnerships and teamwork over at FG HQ, which is probably why one of our earliest outside supporters was fellow start-up RCRD LBL, who built their whole site around supporting artists and presenting great selections of free, authorized new music.
We’ve done free downloads and track debuts with RCRD LBL for almost as long as we’ve been a label ourselves, and this Tuesday (7.14) we’re linking up with them yet again for the 1st RCRD LBL “Friends & Family Meet Up” from 7-10pm at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Reps from the family of labels involved on the site (Fool’s Gold, Ghostly, Warp, etc) will be premiering tons of brand new and unreleased music – and generally just kicking it – so come through and start your evening with us!
To get you psyched, hit the jump to download ALL of the free Fool’s Gold music available on RCRD LBL – tracks, remixes (our own as well as jams our artists have crafted for others), mixtapes and more. Over 50 tracks! Read More
This is the last weekend at Brooklyn’s Studio B EVER, so come do it big with FG fam Flosstradamus, Nick Catchdubs and the rest of the Flashing Lights crew! 19+ for the young’uns, gonna be big. RSVP at flashinglightslightslights.com for reduced entry and grab all the previous FL promo mixes (#3, #2, #1) to whet your appetite. Rave juice!
The latest edition of our blog Q&A series of friends-n-fam brain pickage features none other than Chicago sons Flosstradamus, who recently took a bit of a break from touring to focus on production and studio work, including their debut single with Caroline from Chairlift, De La Soul’s recent Nike+ project Are You In and a slew of remixes including Trackademicks’ “Enjoy What You Do” and this Totally Michael mix, a collab with FG’s DJ Gant-Man.
After the jump, J2K drops knowledge behind-the-scenes of all those productions, as well as what its like to have your face plastered across billboards throughout the country, and the pitfalls of buying synths on Craigslist. Read More
The latest Nike+ exercise mix (where’d we hear about those before?) comes courtesy of our good buds Flosstradamus, who mix together a batch of brand-new De La Soul tracks (the trio’s first new material in years!) for a seamless running/listening experience. We will refrain from making a potholes in my lawn reference here. Oops too late! Download it from iTunes today!
Along with our own Saturday night megashowcase at White Room, the members of the Fool’s Gold family will be performing at a litany of other events throughout WMC this weekend, everything from afternoon pool parties to all-rap throwdowns to Fergie’s birthday (seriously, JOTS are gonna take lady lumps to the rave cave). Check the full listing after the jump.
Jokers Of The Scene recently whipped up one ‘evy, ‘evy remix for Flosstradamus’ “Big Bills,” taking Caroline Polachek’s moody, Nico-esque vocals to their logical extreme by turning the whole track into a dark and thumping Berlin basement jam. Download JOTS’ “After 4AM Rework” for free (along with the original track and additional remixes from Blaqstarr and Floss themselves) at the “Big Bills” Green Label Sound page.
Check out Josh and Curt talking to Illseed about their beefs and baby mothers on The World’s Most Dangerous Site! Not really, but you can read up as the boys discuss their place in the current musical landscape, putting together their debut single, and playing with Shawty Lo in Ft Myers. Read the interview here.
YEEE! Today we’re proud to finally release the debut solo single by our big bay homey Trackademicks. The a-side is uptempo slapper “Enjoy What You Do,” backed by huge club remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, and on the b-side you have the smoothed-out stylings of “Topsidin,” featuring MoxMore of Trackademicks’ Honor Roll crew.
Actual factual vinyl is on its way – meanwhile, you can cop the whole thing right this second from iTunes, Rhapsody and anywhere else fine digital music is sold. The Rhapsody folks also filmed Track dropping Bay knowledge for their “Rock Star Guide To The Galaxy” series, and you can watch it here.
If that’s not enough, you can preview “Enjoy What You Do” over at RCRD LBL or on this handly likkle widget below. And don’t forget the single release party TOMORROW (2/18) at Vessel in SF!
Trackademicks’ debut single “Enjoy What You Do” drops next week on FG, backed by remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, along with b-side of the year “Topsidin.” They are all slappers! To celebrate, we’re rocking together at Vessel in SF on Wednesday (2.18) for their weekly Infatuation party. Track is going to perform with the Honor Roll, I’m DJing afterwards, there’s no cover – spread the word and come through! Flyer after the jump, stay tuned for all the other “Enjoy What You Do” goodies we have on deck! Read More