The DAY OFF MIA lineup is here and it’s innnnnnnsane! Our 2016 throwdown on Saturday, 9/17 is an all-ages event for the history books. Fool’s Gold’s BK neighbor and Pro Era general Joey Bada$$ headlines alongside A-Trak & Friends (will he top last year’s surprises of 2Chainz and Juvenile?) and Hudson Mohawke, fresh off supercharging Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo and Boys Noize’s latest LP. Young ATL heroes Playboi Carti and Lil Yachty set fire to the rap rulebook, FG sparkplugs Ape Drums and BOSCO & Speakerfoxxx provide tropical vibes, and turntable vets Nick Catchdubs and Damaged Goods keep the party going all day long.
Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF is an end-of-summer institution. For seven years running, the all-day event has become a celebration of everything the beloved, genre-crossing Brooklyn label stands for— a musical slip ’n slide, connecting the city’s livest, most stylish fans and and a Who’s Who of new-school legends. DAY OFF is a scene in the truest sense of the word, a festival programmed like your favorite DJ set.
Who’s rocking the 2016 edition? Atlanta’s royalty Migos and rap anarchist Lil Yachty. Two generations of Harlem kings in Dipset legend Juelz Santana and rising star Dave East. FG chief A-Trak setting it off as a maestro behind the decks (and a conductor of special guests like none other), and fellow turntablist Gaslamp Killer providing his signature psychedelic bass. With label familia Nick Catchdubs, Meyhem Lauren, Leaf and more keeping the party going all day long, it’s another can’t-miss Fool’s Gold event.
It goes down on Saturday, August 20th in Brooklyn. Tickets for FGDO NY are available now at fgdayoff.com — earlybird tickets for FGDO Miami (9/17) and Los Angeles (9/25) go on sale this Friday at 1pm EST.
Hey kids, physical media! The people asked for Catchdini’s album IRL and we obliged. (We’ll let the man himself take it from here…)
About a year ago I put out my album Smoke Machine, and people kept hitting me up about pressing it on CD ever since. So in place of a cake, we’ll celebrate with twelve tracks on compact disc, along with the More Smoke remix EP as a bonus, extra illustrations from cover artist Niv Bavarsky, and some shout-outs and hidden messages. Get your copy now at the FG store, and geek on some liner notes while you’re at it! Read More
Fool’s Gold is an army! The beloved Brooklyn imprint is more than just a record label, but a coalition of guerrilla DJs and like-minded party people. With FG’s new Night Shift compilation serving as their explosive mission statement, these midnight marauders will take their sound on the road for the annual “Gold Gone Wild” North American club tour, kicking off 5/5 in Denver, CO.
Headlined by Australian wildman Tommy Trash (whose own Luv U Giv Remixes EP drops this Friday, 4/8 on FG), “Gold Gone Wild” features a rotating cast of Fool’s Gold all-stars including Gladiator, Rome Fortune, Madeaux, Nick Catchdubs, Kittens and Shash’U. With FG captain A-Trak joining the fun on select dates, “Gold Gone Wild” is a can’t miss DJ trek like none other. Check full lineups and ticket info at foolsgoldrecs.com/goldgonewild. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 1pm EST.
Fool’s Gold redlines into spring with Night Shift, a 17 track compilation, of new dance music from the label’s latest signings and loudest family members. Since launching in 2007, the beloved Brooklyn indie founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs has pushed hybrid sounds to the forefront of the electronic scene. But Night Shift is the sound of a brand-new model year racing off the FG lot, shinier and heavier than ever. Listen to Night Shift now!
FG ♥ MIA! Big up everyone who rocked with us and the Poplife crew at Cameo for this year’s Fool’s Gold showcase. Nick Catchdubs, Kittens, Brenmar B2B DJ Sliink, KRNE, Gladiator, Tommy Trash, Madeintyo, Ape Drums and Madeaux all put it down for y’all… we’ll be back again soon! Hit the jump to see photos from David Cabrera, Jake Pierce and see our full gallery on Facebook. (Don’t forget to tag yourselves) Read More
TEXAS SIZED THANX! Peep the good vibes from our Austin ’16 showcase at Vulcan Gas Co, featuring Yung Wall Street, BOSCO, Nick Catchdubs, Michael Christmas, Cousin Stizz, Brenmar (with special guests DJ Sliink, ManMan Savage and Jeff Chery), Dom McLennon and Ameer Vann of BROCKHAMPTON, Rome Fortune, Heaven In Stereo and more rocking with us into the wee hours. Big up all our partners and sponsors VIBES, LNDRNRS, Prime, Dream Hotels, Silvercar and Nylon. See you next year! Check photos from Nikkolas Nguyen, Alli Schloeman after the jump and tag yourself in our full gallery on Facebook. Read More
Like we always do at this time! Team FG going going back back to Austin this month to eat tacos and move bodies. Catch us at the annual Fool’s Gold showcase, going down Thursday, 3/17 at Vulcan Gas Co, presented by Vibes. It’s free with RSVP at lndrnrs.com!
Fool’s Gold teamed up with Seattle’s Alive & Well for a limited edition capsule celebrating the brand’s four-year anniversary. With shared roots in music and street culture (longtime FG fam Four Color Zack is one of A&W’s founders) and a mutually irreverent take on style, this team-up channels inspiration from Seatown weather, Sir Mix A Lot’s limo, and more into must-have pieces for Spring. Get the tees, hoodies, rain jacket, skate deck and more starting this Saturday (3/5) at store.foolsgoldrecs.com and aliveandwellsea.com, and celebrate with a FG takeover that night at 95 Slide (722 E. Pike Street) featuring music from LNDN DRGS, Nick Catchdubs, Four Color Zack and Sean Cee.