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
Sactown! We’re coming for ya… New Year’s Eve gets a dose of A-Trak alongside FG fam Oliver and Nick Catchdubs and homies Gigamesh, CHLLNGR and more as part of TBD’s NYE Block Party. Grab tickets now at tbdnye.com and stay tuned for news on FG related festivities around the globe for the 31st.
Catchdini just busted out a new remix on his Soundcloud for maximum Monday morning caffeination. Check out his clubbed-up take on Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” below and get your tix to see Nick Catchdubs with the rest of the FG fam at DAY OFF Miami on 12/7 right here.
We celebrated our seven year anniversary in style, bringing in Master P to rock alongside an all-fam edition of Just Blaze’s weekly “House Party” bash at Webster Hall in NYC. A-Trak played master of ceremonies while the No Limit general rocked alongside JB and “House Party” co-pilot DJ Soul, Fame School (rolling extra deep with Manolo Rose and many more) hometown club kings Nick Catchdubs and Brenmar (joined on the mic by Jersey’s Dougie F), MTL’s own Shash’U and party people galore.
Check some recap footage above, along with some photo galleries from Mel D. Cole / Village Slum (one and two) along with a collection from Sylvain Granier here. Some of our faves after the jump. Read More
Our first ever Atlanta DAY OFF was start to finish party insanity. Danny Brown and Travi$ Scott? TI and Young Thug? Low Pros and damn near every awesome young ATL rapper in the game? If u guessed it… u was motherfuggin right. Watch our official recap vid for a lil snapshot of the vibes, and get tix for the last DAY OFF of 2014 in Miami on 12/7 at fgdayoff.
We got photos too, peep Mel D Cole’s amazing VillageSlum.com galleries here and here, as well as a sick full set at OhSnapKid. Check out some of our favorites after the jump. Read More