Along with his own exceptionally fun original music (both solo and as half of Telephoned and Fifteenth), Sammy Bananas has been cranking out some of the best bootlegs in the biz for over a decade. Whether reanimating R&B throwbacks or twisting present-day pop into uptempo weapons of dance destruction, Mr Bananas just has a knack for the funk! He always wanted to press some of his biggest boots to vinyl, and now thanks to Kickstarter you can help make it happen! Check the link for full details and info on the different fan packages available.
The free Telephoned EP Singles is the duo’s grunge valentine, covering cuts from Cameron Crowe’s soundtrack over Ryan Hemsworth beats. Sammy and Maggie turned Seattle rockers into R&B slow jams in the process (even CC himself approves, tweeting at Telephoned to do “Dyslexic Heart” and “State Of Love And Trust” next!) and now they’ve dropped a video for their take on Screaming Trees’ “Nearly Lost You” (put together by our own Josh Wehle).
This Wednesday (12/5) we’re hosting an event in the Fool’s Gold store for DJs Against Climate Change, the non profit organization founded by Sammy Bananas. Now entering it’s 5th year of helping DJs offset the environmentally damaging carbon emissions produced from their airplane travel, the DJACC uses artists’ cultural influence to show how everyone can take responsibility for their impact on Climate Change.
Find out more (and donate!) at indiegogo.com/DJACC, and come thru the store this Wednesday, where Sammy will break down ways to combat climate change in person while Nick Catchdubs, Star Eyes (Trouble & Bass) and DJ Ayres (The Rub) play tunes from 6-9pm. We’ll also have complimentary refreshments from our friends at Bushmills. Hang and learn! Read More
Telephoned go grunge with Singles, their upcoming free EP inspired by the Cameron Crowe film (and iconic soundtrack) of the same name. Check Sammy and Maggie as they flip Screaming Trees “Nearly Lost You” over a repurposed Ryan Hemsworth beat, turning it into a moody, bittersweet r&b slow jam in the process. Stay tuned for the rest next week…
Some of the biggest names in big-room will be throwing down, and in the upstairs “Pachita” room, Fool’s Gold and Trouble & Bass DJs will be doing their part to party for the cause: Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas, Nick Hook, Star Eyes, Sicksentz (Mr MFN Exquire’s DJ), Tony Quattro and more. 618 W. 48th St, come through! Suggested donation is $40 but any amount will be accepted. (Donations of canned food, clothing, blankets, toiletries,will be accepted as well.)
As a wise man once said, “WE STAY IN THE CLUB! WE LIVE IN THE CLUB! WE GO TO CHURCH IN THE CLUB! WE PAY OUR TAXES IN THE CLUB! WE DO EVERYTHING IN THE CLUB!”
It is with that same spirit that we proudly present FOOL’S GOLD CLUBHOUSE: a series of free, monthly compilations featuring brand new dance records from FG friends and family, as well as an entire summer of Clubhouse festival stages around the globe. It’s all curated by Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs with the same joyfully irreverent and 100% DJ-friendly perspective that made them start a label in the first place.
From the loudest rave lasers to the deepest UNTZ to the illest end-of-night chill out trax, we got you, both on-stage and off! Download Clubhouse Vol 1 EP below and check the show details / track info on the Clubhouse page.
This week Sammy Bananas and (Thee) Mike B embark on their first ever European trek as DJ / production duo Fifteenth. THERE WILL BE VIBES. They put a brand-new mix together to get you psyched, featuring a bunch of new tunes and exclusives. Check the dates and tracklist after the jump.
Telephoned’s Maggie Horn is well into a fundraising drive for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, to help fund medical research into these ailments (you can read more about it here), and to encourage people to support the cause, the band is releasing a new cover of fun’s “We Are Young” that you can download in exchange for a donation to the fundraising drive. Sez Telephoned: “We’re trying to see if we can use our craft (making music!) to drive money towards a good cause. Listen to the song snippet, donate today, and share this project with friends!”