Posted on Mar 24th, 2015
Illustration by Anny Wang
Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative young club producers in the nation, and Hoodboi may be the most exciting of the bunch. Whether solo or collabing with like-minded DJs in his Athletixx crew, Hoodboi’s energetic, emotional tunes feel equally at home in a Jersey basement or a Zelda bonus level. It’s an all-in approach to electronic music that will warm your emoji heart.
Palm Reader is Hoodboi’s debut EP of original music, a bold leap forward from the R&B bootlegs and party tracks he cut his teeth on. The four tracks are physical and lush; raw club OOMPH sprayed with a candy gloss. From soaring, new-age opener “Dusk” to the hypercolor title track featuring Lido, Hoodboi is making 1080p dance records like none other. Get Palm Reader on iTunes now!
Posted on Mar 5th, 2015
Illustration by Anny Wang
Hoodboi’s amazing debut EP Palm Reader drops 3/24 on FG, but he’s sharing the technicolor title track featuring Lido right now! Complex premiered the tune along with a Q&A, and you can get it immediately when you pre-order Palm Reader on iTunes. Check Hoodboi playing with Athletixx at our SXSW showcase in Austin 3/20!
Posted on Feb 19th, 2015
Hoodboi recently hit the BBC airwaves for an Athletixx takeover of Diplo & Friends, and used his set to premier tracks from the upcoming Palm Reader EP on Fool’s Gold and a gang of other crazy new tracks. Check it out and be sure to hit up the shows on Hoodboi’s Euro tour (starting tonight in Brussels) if you’re anywhere nearby!
Posted on Feb 16th, 2015
EU fanz! Hoodboi is coming to a city near you. Get yer tix and bust a move. Stay tuned for big news from the Athletixx champ, and bump his jam from Draft Picks in the meantime…
Posted on Oct 17th, 2014
Whenever Fool’s Gold touches down in Cali, you know we have to make it EXTRA extra! The ’14 edition of DAY OFF Los Angeles was our craziest show yet, featuring uber-hype sets from Danny Brown, Vic Mensa (in his LA debut!), Travi$ Scott, gLAdiator, Kurupt, Hoodboi, Nick Catchdubs and Kittens, not to mention a very rare Invisibl Skratch Piklz reunion and surprise guest spots from Fredo Santana, Rome Fortune, and Big Sean. WHOA! Watch the recap above (can you find yourself?) and stay tuned for more DAY OFFs in ATL and Miami at fgdayoff.com. Thanks to G-Shock, The Fader & Goldenvoice
For more, check out Revolt’s video recap along with some photo galleries from LA Weekly, LA Music Blog, Tha Fly Nation, BLKDMNDS, Moxipop, MXDWN, Simply G Photography, P is for Props and The Hundreds. Some of our favorites after the jump! Read More
Posted on Oct 1st, 2014
Hoodboi is hitting the road with Dillon Francis on his Friends Rule Tour. Be sure to catch Hoodboi at DAY OFF LA, buy your tickets here. Peep tour dates after the jump and download Draft Picks ’14 now!
Posted on Sep 18th, 2014
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…
Watch our official recap and gaze on full photo galleries from Kirill Was Here, Mel D. Cole (Set 1 & Set 2),FRANK151, Nicky Digital, CMJ, Driven By Boredom, Societe Perrier, and Lyynks Music (as well as some Tumblr action from Mosaic New York, LIVETODESTROY, (7)Even, New NYer, CloudXI and Ralph Lorenzo). Peep some of our fave selects after the jump!
Big shouts to our sponsors G-Shock, Red Bull and The FADER. Grab your tickets now for the remaining DAY OFF shows in LA, ATL and Miami at fgdayoff.com. Read More
Posted on Aug 31st, 2014
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.
Get advance tix while they last at fgdayoff.com and we’ll see you in BK Monday at 3pm!
Posted on Aug 25th, 2014
Hoodboi takes Chris Brown into the Jersey Club realm with his remix of “Loyal”. Bump and download this remix, and catch Hoodboi at NY Day Off 9/1 AND LA Day Off 10/12. Buy your tix at FGDAYOFF.com!
Posted on Aug 14th, 2014
The LA crew Athletixx aka Hoodboi, Kittens, Falcons and Promnite just dropped their “All-Stars Mixtape Vol 1.” It is a 32 minute mix packed with remixes, edits and productions by each member of the posse proving that this team is on to something. Stream & download the mix athletixx.club now. Catch Hoodboi b2b with Falcons at this years NY Day Off 9/1 and Hoodboi and Kittens at LA Day Off 10/12. Be on the lookout for new music from Hoodboi on FG and download his Destiny’s Child remix in the Draft Picks ’14 bundle now for free.