A-Trak and the Fool’s Gold family return to Montreal for a block-party blowout during MURAL festival on Sunday, June 14th. Get your tickets now for FOOL’S GOLD HOMECOMING and come party with Trizzy alongside hip-hop trailblazers Rome Fortune and Post Malone, Paris beat hero STWO, FG’s own Shash’U, Nick Catchdubs and High Klassified, and MTL champs Simahlak and Dave Luxe. Peep the FB event page for more info!
FG’s near-decade of genre smashing good vibes can be directly traced back to the high spirits of label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. Hailed as “one of the US’s premiere party DJs” by FACT Magazine and a “Mr Do It All” by XXL, Nick has been pulling double duty as a nightclub and festival mainstay while helming Fool’s Gold with partner in crime A-Trak. Now Catchdini makes a bold leap forward as a producer with today’s release of his debut album, Smoke Machine.
Smoke Machine is a 34 minute blast of hyperkinetic beats and nitrous oxide raps. Alternate universe hip-hop superheroes riff on club hookups and pop culture WTFs: Liz Claiborne, Daria, spinning G-Unit chains, Jay-Z’s MoMa installation. “We blowing up spots like Bashir did to Jacko,” boasts Heems on “Full House,” and the man has a point. Smoke Machine detonates your expectations of a “DJ album,” propelled forward instead by Catchdubs’ own tweaked and explosive sense of fun. Get it now on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
We’re taking over the Heineken House at Coachella this month, programming a full day of FG DJs, family and friends each Friday of the fest (4/10 and 4/17). Peep the Coachella site for map and info and we’ll see you there! Find more on Twitter and IG at @Heineken_US and #HeinekenHouse, or visit the Heineken FB.
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 email@example.com.
Miami! Each time we rock with ya it gets better and better. Check out the recap vid of our 2015 label showcase at Grand Central featuring A-Trak (with Chromeo bros in tow!), Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and our surprise guest Tchami. Peep photo galleries from Jake Pierce and RaRa Photgraphy on Facebook, we posted some of our favorite shots after the jump. Read More
Attention aesthetes! We teamed up with Brooklyn Museum to program music for their annual dance party at the 5th Annual Brooklyn Artists Ball fundraising gala. It’s going down Wednesday, April 15 at the Brooklyn Museum, with honorees including retiring museum director Arnold Lehman and contemporary artists Takashi Murakami, Kiki Smith, and the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. FG’s freshest signings – NYC rapper Leaf, Atlanta singer / songwriter BOSCO and Montreal DJ / producer Shash’U – will entertain for the evening, alongside a set from label co-founder Nick Catchdubs. Get tickets here, we’ll also be giving some away on our socials as it gets closer to the event. Read More
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
Public service announcement: GANZ’ version of A-Trak’s “Push” might be one of the hardest remixes we’ve dropped in a minute! In case you missed it, get “Push” now on iTunes (and limited-edition white vinyl!) and check GANZ in NYC this Saturday (3/21) with Nick Catchdubs and Nina Las Vegas at Slake for the Technoir party. It’s free ’till midnight with RSVP, u know what to do….
With A-Trak and Milo & Otis’ “Out The Speakers” currently surfing a Dew-powered wave to the top, it’s only right we team up with Green Label to celebrate! RSVP at greenlabel.com/sxsw2015 to rock with us in Austin on Wednesday, 3/18. A-Trak will be performing alongside Joey Bada$$, MNDR & Sweet Valley (in their debut live show together!), Nick Catchdubs, Leaf, Brenmar, Kelechi and special guests. (Just added: Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Two-9 and Kool AD!) We’ll see you there… don’t forget about our label showcase on Friday 3/20 and the “Super Party” on Saturday 3/21 either!