Ain’t no party like a Fool’s Gold party… we celebrated five years of label-dom in style during CMJ weekend, taking over one of the Converse Rubber Tracks Live nights at Music Hall Of Williamsburg and bringing a bunch of our friends along. The legendary Ghostface Killah headlined alongside A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Donnis (who brought out Trinidad Jame$ and what felt like half of Atlanta onstage), World’s Fair (who did the same for NY with Flatbush Zombies and Tanboys), Nick Catchdubs, Troy Ave, Chase N Cashe, Ryan Hemsworth, the latest member of the FG fam GrandeMarshall and more.
We brought DAY OFF to Los Angeles last month, throwing our long running NYC bash in Cali for the first time ever. Suffice it to say… it was crazy! The whole fam was in effect, with A-Trak, Danny Brown, Chromeo, Cool Kids, Casey Veggies, Congorock, Oliver, Donnis, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs and more performing in front of a few thousand of LA’s finest party people. And when it was all said and done, we threw an afterparty with the likes of Dave1, RL Grime, Carnage, Franki Chan… Good times!
Some of the biggest names in big-room will be throwing down, and in the upstairs “Pachita” room, Fool’s Gold and Trouble & Bass DJs will be doing their part to party for the cause: Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas, Nick Hook, Star Eyes, Sicksentz (Mr MFN Exquire’s DJ), Tony Quattro and more. 618 W. 48th St, come through! Suggested donation is $40 but any amount will be accepted. (Donations of canned food, clothing, blankets, toiletries,will be accepted as well.)
For the fifth year running, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to our fine borough for two nights of high powered dance music and all manner of fine bleepables. Check FG fam Nick Catchdubs, Nick Hook and Kingdom alongside Nadastrom, Benji B, Brenmar, Salva, Metro Area, Jackmaster, Photek, Drop The Lime and many, many more! Get your festival passes here, and check full lineup details at brooklynemf.com (or in this handy press release if you so desire). Read More
In a statement on their website, Italy’s Crookers announced that they would be going their separate ways, with Bot pursuing new projects while Phra continues on under the Crookers name. They thank their fans for the support and emphasize “don’t be sad!” with a brand new mix featuring tracks from their Fool’s Gold EP, Bowser, and other fresh heatrocks.
Download the mix and check out Crookers’ run of North American shows this week (including a bunch with FG bud Nick Catchdubs), full show info after the jump.
ATL got a heavy dose of EDM when the first annual CounterPoint festival came to town. We put our own spin on it with Fool’s Gold very own stage, featuring A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Oliver and Nick Catchdubs doing their thing while Donnis MCed through the night. Check out the recap vid above and some pics after the jump (more galleries on the CP Facebook and at The Untz). Read More
Tomorrow night (10/17) check FG’s own Nick Catchdubs, Slow Roast commando Codes, and our extended fam JWLS, Mr MFN Exquire, Jim-E Stack, Baauer, Kilo Kish and Samo Sound Boy at the AM Only CMJ Showcase at Drom on Avenue A in NYC. It’s a big one!
Fool’s Gold is gettin’ grown! Our annual anniversary bashes are the stuff of legend, and the fifth one takes place on Saturday, October 20th as part of the ongoing Converse Rubber Tracks Live series of free concerts at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.
The showcase will feature performances from A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Nick Catchdubs, Donnis, World’s Fair, and Troy Ave (all of whom have recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio, and have music featured on our upcoming hip-hop compilation, Loosies). And in true Fool’s Gold fashion, the night will be headlined by rap iconoclast Ghostface Killah. WHAT?!?!? It’s another can’t-miss night out with music’s golden boys…. we’ll see you there! Read More
Grab this slinky new mix from Catchdini featuring “robo R&B, slow bass, psych breaks, turnt up ballads (dare I say ‘tender trap’?!?) and other funky joints to float around to this fall” on his Soundcloud.