Posted on Oct 6th, 2008
Hello from Helsinki! My first Euro tour has been swell so far; I can conclusively report that Scandinavians have great parties and that the hotel breakfasts are off the chain. Extra props to Patski Love & Chris Stallion a.k.a JUICY from Oslo, Even who took me skateboarding in Trondheim and Sampo and Jussi who have been excellent hosts in Helsinki (here’s some video from that show). Today I’m off to London and the second half of the trip, dates and flyers on the MySpace.
Here’s a little treat that my girl Maggie Horn and I cooked up a few days before I left. It’s a cover (not a remix) of the recent T-Pain hit “Can’t Believe It.” We did a pretty loose interpretation (don’t expect Maggie to even TRY that Wayne verse) but we’re both very excited about it.
Sammy Bananas – “Can’t Believe It (ft. Maggie Horn)” [mp3]
Posted on Sep 28th, 2008
The cat’s out of the bag, we have a brand new compilation out this October, and it’s free!
Fool’s Gold Remixed is a two-CD behemoth we’re releasing with the good people at Scion Audio/Visual. Disc One features brand-new remixes of Fool’s Gold artists by everyone from Chromeo to Surkin to Jori Hulkkonen, while Disc Two is a “24 Karat Hits” mix by FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs (hi mom) featuring some of our biggest tracks from the past year.
You’ll be able to purchase the remixes from all fine digital retailers starting October 14th, and pick up physical copies for free at various Scion dealerships, parties and sponsored events…including our four-city Fool’s Gold Remixed promo tour, which hits Miami, Atlanta, Philly and Baltimore starting October 21st. The rotating lineup includes Jokers Of The Scene, Treasure Fingers, Trackademicks, Nacho Lovers, Sammy Bananas and Nick Catchdubs, and entry is free with RSVP – check you there! Peep the full CD tracklistings and show info for each city on the tour after the jump. Read More
Posted on Sep 25th, 2008
Well, the big news today is that Braids & Fades is for sale (see below, so pumped about this!) but also new and noteworthy is my upcoming European tour. I set sail next week on my maiden voyage to dj across the Atlantic. But while I’m smashing it up overseas, you all can rock to all the exclusives on this mix I made to promote the trip! Or if you happen to live in Oslo, Trondheim, Helsinki, London or Nottingham, you can get ready to come and see me. Link and tracklisting following el jump.
Posted on Sep 25th, 2008
The latest party-starters from our label were unveiled to the world this week in the form of Four Color Zack & Pretty Titty’s Sing Sing Breaks and Sammy Bananas’ Braids & Fades.
FCZ x PT’s single (named after the raucous Sing Sing party they created in Seattle) reinvents the party record for the skinny jeans/big sneaker generation with a collection of gloriously stoopid Jock Jam riffs, gigantic drum fills, and looped-up chants, all with DJ-friendly extended intros and accapella outros for mixing. Sammy’s EP is the follow-up to last year’s High Top Fades, upping the ante conceptually (every track is a cleverly reworked tribute to a different 90s female r&b anthem, hence the Braids & Fades title) while showing off Sammy’s rapid growth as a producer. His sound is more funky than fidget, ditching trendy production tricks to craft a genuinely refreshing take on club music that’s pure pop satisfaction! Turntable Lab has you covered:
Posted on Aug 1st, 2008
Basement Jaxx, Michael Jackson, banana suits…find out what makes SB tick over at Quiet Color.
Posted on Jul 25th, 2008
Come to Trophy Bar tonight (7.25) to see me and Sammy get busy (and Dust get dizzy), it’s sure to be another fun one! Trophy is on 351 Broadway in Williamsburg, BK – take the JMZ to Marcy or Hewes, G to Broadway or L to Lorimer and walk on over.
Posted on Jul 18th, 2008
After too long, Certified Max and I will be throwing down like Bobby Flay this Saturday in Brooklyn. I think the last time we DJed together in New York was at The Rub last year, so you know this is special. The night is also doubling as the OFFICIAL Mad Fool’s Pre-Party (special guests???) to get you oiled for the Emeril-sized Central Park show on Sunday. BAM! Also, I figured I would extract THIS from its hiding place in my massive Summer of Sammy wrap-up post so that everyone can cop this Cert Bs classic.
Posted on Jun 30th, 2008
We’ve had these up for pre-order for a minute, but our latest batch of tees are finally printed and ready to go! Designed as always by Dust La Rock, you can cop the following styles at www.foolsgoldrecs.com/store right now:
- Fool’s Gold “Classic Colorway” (Mens and Womens)
- Fool’s Gold “Flying Record” (Neon White)
- Fool’s Gold “Le Blog Shirt” (Black and LA Purple)
- Jokers Of The Scene “Speaker Stack” (Black and Gold)
- Sammy Bananas “Banana Sticker” (White and Blue)
- Kid Sister “Pro Nails” (Black)
Check out the non-rotating pics of each tee (front and back) atfter the jump, and get psyched for more shirts on the way!
Posted on Jun 26th, 2008
Come on down to Trophy Bar (which you might remember from the Chromeo/RE:UP party) this Friday for the inaugural edition of RECORD BREAKERS, starring yr hometown Fools Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas.
Posted on Jun 24th, 2008
Sammy live @ LAX
I’m done with the tour! I decided to wait until the end to provide the wrap-up, but hopefully people will actually read this, because its kind of long! I’ll give a brief digest to start out so you know what your getting into:
- Summer of Sammy Tour = Serial Massacre i.e. Raging Success
- Cameos from Ayres, Alan and Eh’Life
- Run ins with border patrols, bikes and BEPs
- Triumphs of Celtics, Cesars and Cruisers
- Chilling with Diamonds, Daniels and Debonairs
- A mix classic gets re-released, this time for free
I’m gonna start off by saying that the main (if only) reason that I’m writing this blog is so that Certified Max can read it. I’m gonna lay this bro-love right out there in the open; Max and I have had some amazing times DJing around North America and I thought of him on innumerable occasions on this run. Hopefully at least he will read the whole thing!