Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009
Telephoned was born one night in Brooklyn when our very own Sammy Bananas and his singin’ friend Maggie Horn decided to record their own version of T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It.” It wasn’t a remix, it wasn’t a cover, but it was fun as hell – we premiered it, and “Can’t Believe It” quickly became a DJ favorite, even making it into mix rotation on Power 106 in LA! “Pop Champagne” is their follow-up, turning Ron Browz’ rap hit into a spacey dancefloor gem (“Bottle service electro meets Triplets Of Belleville” says Ms Horn). More reworks are on their way, but grab this one now thanks to our friends at RCRD LBL.
Posted on Apr 13th, 2009
Download Congorock’s contribution to shutterbug Nicky Digital’s “Pre Party Jamz” series here. “I just did a ‘party’ search on my iTunes and grabbed the best ones,” says Rocco of the tunes.
You can also grab PPJ mixes from Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas on Mr Digital’s site, and check some pics from last Friday’s epic Crookers / Congorock / Annie Mac show at Webster Hall.
And in other Congo news, check our boy in LA this Friday playing Control at the Avalon!
Posted on Mar 26th, 2009
Photo from C-Nugget Flickr
The Fool’s Gold After Dark showcase in Austin last week was insane in every possible way, from the turnout (line down the block and around the corner all night!) to the tunes, as the whole roster dropped stellar sets packed with new joints and dence detonators. Even when the sound unceremoniously got cut during Mehdi’s set due to arcane Austin liquor laws, he still managed to smash it! Kid Cudi came through and surprised us with a quick set, fans and well-wishers included everyone from Clinton Sparks and Steve “Buddy” Aoki to MCs like Curren$y, Mistah FAB and Izza Kizza, and an amazing time was had by all.
Thanks to everyone at Scion, Palm Door/Beauty Bar and Red Stripe for lending a hand, and thanks to all the shutterbugs who put their pics on Flickr to make this wrapup possible, Catch lost his camera while crowdsurfing shirtless later in the week (smoove….) but the FG Flip cam made it back alive with video.
If you have more pics or video from the night, send em in! (Update: like this!) Now hit the jump for the goods! See you next year AWWWWWWstin! Read More
Posted on Mar 11th, 2009
Just like last year, Fool’s Gold is taking over White Room in Miami on Saturday, March 28th for an packed evening of party mayhem done our way during Winter Music Conference. Fam, friends, surprise guests… and it’s FREE, so come check us out! Lineup and more info after the jump. Read More
Posted on Mar 10th, 2009
When I was Down Under a few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure to spend an afternoon volunteering with Heaps Decent, the Aussie music outreach organization set up by Diplo and run by Andrew Levins and Nina Agzarian. Heaps has been involved in a number of projects over the past two years and one of their current focuses is a weekly class at Key College in Sydney, a high school run by the organization Youth Off the Streets. Click through for the full story and to hear what me made!
Posted on Mar 9th, 2009
Whoo! It’s that time of year again…
The entire FG family is headed down to Austin, Texas next week for schmoozin, boozin and CHOOONS! Check us (and our pals!) at Fool’s Gold After Dark, going down late night Thursday (3/19) from Midnight to 5am at Palm Door (401 Sabine St).
It’s free with RSVP to email@example.com so get your names in and get to the spot early – entry is subject to capacity. Full details after the jump. Read More
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2009
The latest edition of NYC party photog Nicky Digtital’s “Pre Party Jamz” mix series comes courtesy of our own Sammy Bananas, who drops everything from dancehall Tracy Chapman covers to Aeroplane’s remix of Friendly Fires “Paris” to motherfucking BILLY OCEAN so safe to say it is packed with jams, pre-party or otherwise.
Download the mix here (and while you’re at it, snag Nick Catchdubs’ contribution to the series), and check Sammy at 4AM in Philly this Friday (3/6).
Posted on Feb 17th, 2009
YEEE! Today we’re proud to finally release the debut solo single by our big bay homey Trackademicks. The a-side is uptempo slapper “Enjoy What You Do,” backed by huge club remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, and on the b-side you have the smoothed-out stylings of “Topsidin,” featuring MoxMore of Trackademicks’ Honor Roll crew.
Actual factual vinyl is on its way – meanwhile, you can cop the whole thing right this second from iTunes, Rhapsody and anywhere else fine digital music is sold. The Rhapsody folks also filmed Track dropping Bay knowledge for their “Rock Star Guide To The Galaxy” series, and you can watch it here.
If that’s not enough, you can preview “Enjoy What You Do” over at RCRD LBL or on this handly likkle widget below. And don’t forget the single release party TOMORROW (2/18) at Vessel in SF!
Posted on Feb 12th, 2009
Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy
Trackademicks’ debut single “Enjoy What You Do” drops next week on FG, backed by remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, along with b-side of the year “Topsidin.” They are all slappers! To celebrate, we’re rocking together at Vessel in SF on Wednesday (2.18) for their weekly Infatuation party. Track is going to perform with the Honor Roll, I’m DJing afterwards, there’s no cover – spread the word and come through! Flyer after the jump, stay tuned for all the other “Enjoy What You Do” goodies we have on deck! Read More
Posted on Jan 31st, 2009
It’s been a bit since my last Food Gold post, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. I’m out in Madsion, WI right now on the third day of my Midwest swing, but yesterday I went to eat sausages with Curt from Flosstradamus and Willy Joy. The venue was Hot Doug’s, and this was my first trip to Chicago’s legendary dog establishment. Follow the jump for the whole story.