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!
Miami! We love you. We really do… so we’re back with another showcase smack in the middle of Ultra weekend, taking over our home away from home Grand Central for one more night of heavy duty party action. Look at that lineup of FG friends and fam! A-Trak, Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and more. Get your advance tix while they last at foolsgoldrecs.com/miami and we’ll see you there…
The FG fam is making our annual party pilgrimage down to Austin this month for the official Fool’s Gold SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 20th at Gypsy Lounge. Remember when you saw Kid Cudi at our first showcase? Flosstradamus? Danny Brown?!? This year, the cross-country coalition of awesome includes fresh signings from ATL (futuristic superstars Rome Fortune and Bosco, new rap heroes TM88 and ManMan Savage), LA (beat crew Athletixx and rap diva Leaf) and NYC (underground upstarts Fame School & Manolo Rose), alongside FG mainstays Brenmar, Nick Catchdubs and Shash’U, surprise friends and fam like Jersey crooner (and Yeezus favorite!) Fetty Wap, and many more, with A-Trak himself holding it down as master of ceremonies all night long. The event is free with SXSW badge or wristband, and limited $10 public tickets will be available at the door. Peep the full lineup after the jump, along with a video recap of last year’s showcase to remind you just how we get down… Read More
After dropping the singles “Bizness” with IAMSU & Jay Ant and “Wuts That” with B.I.C., Nick Catchdubs properly announces his full Smoke Machine LP (out 4/28) with bizarro NYC jam “Full House” featuring Troy Ave and Heems. (Cue bomb drop sound effects.) Says Catchdini:
“Full House” started as a beat I made on my couch. Too jiggy to live as an instrumental headphone thing, too weird to give to any artists for their own projects. So with WEIRD JIGGY as a spiritual principle, I went out and recorded an album piece by piece, stockpiling vocals (Troy & Heems were recorded – like most of these – in the side room at Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn) until I had twelve records that felt so much like “me” that they wouldn’t fit anywhere else but Smoke Machine.
Absolut and Mixcloud recently joined forces for their “Absolut Mixes” series of new music, and tapped our own Catchdini to provide the debut set. Stream it below and peep the tracklist (chock full of rap remixes, uptempo clubbers and lotsa new FG cuts) after the jump.
Catchdini & B.I.C. go DIY for “Wuts That,” laying rhyme book doodles over rapid-fire raps for one thoroughly lifted music video. Get “Wuts That” on iTunes now and stay tuned for even more cut-n-paste fun on Nick’s Smoke Machine album, out 4/28 on FG.
We closed out our biggest year of DAY OFFs yet in Miami during Art Basel, with a whole crew of heavy hitters taking the stage. A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Milo & Otis, Trippy Turtle, Giraffage, Nick Catchdubs, Flat White, Shash’U, The Outfit TX, OG Maco, Key!, Heroes x Villains… suffice it to say, the turn up was real. Peep photo galleries and coverage from Miami New Times, Showskii, THUMP, Rony’s Photobooth and Revolt TV. We selected our favorites after the jump. Check out more recaps at FGDAYOFF.COM and we’ll see you in 2015! Read More