Expert DJs and longtime Fool’s Gold friends Sammy Bananas and Thee Mike B woke up early on their born day and ran directly to the studio, whipping up a gang of brand-new dance tracks as a gift-wrapped present to us all. Fifteenth is the result, a production duo par excellence named after their shared day of birth, melding jacked-up East Coast disco house vibes with Westside pool-party funkiness. Their debut EP synthesizes the feel-good energy of Sammy and Mike’s solo DJ sets into some dank nugs of dance music perfectly suited for packed megaclubs and pajama jammy jams alike. L’chaim!
Listen to two new, very different jams from the Sammy lab: first up is a sax-gone-wild mix for Lars Moston’s “Too Much Party Time” on Malente’s No Brainer label. Next is a darkly poppy take on Blind Benny’s “Bad Dreams.” Sam-step? Check em both out – and while you’re at it, look out for Sammy on the Chromeo “When The Night Falls” tour, and get ready for Fifteenth (his collaboration with Mike B) dropping on Fool’s Gold soon.
Sammy hits ye olde continent in support of his single “Move Your Body” (out now everywhere fine digitalmusic is sold). It kicks off this Friday (6/17) in Barcelona and continues thru the month. Check the full dates and info here.
This week Sammy Bananas hits Canada for a trio of club dates in London Ontario, Calgary, and Vancouver. Info after the jump. If you haven’t already, grab Sammy’s “Move Your Body” single, backed with great remixes by Cassian, Toy Selectah and Smalltown DJs (he’ll be playing their Hi Fi Club in Calgary on Thursday!) out now on Beatport, iTunes and everywhere else fine digital music is sold. Read More
Word is still spreading about our afterparties in Austin this year with iheartcomix, Past Yo Bedtime. Dancing! Sweating! Raving! In a damn shopping mall!
We put together two nights of revelry featuring A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Nadastrom, Just Blaze, Brodinski, Drop The Lime, Kastle, Flosstradamus, Nick Catchdubs, Franki Chan, Proper Villains, Jackie Chain, Penguin Prison, Sammy Bananas and more. Check the recap video for a taste of the vibes, and some of our favorite photos (by Trevor M. Banta and Jenni Westbrook) after the jump, full gallery here. There’s also a gallery of gumball machine portraits by Tommy B here. Read More
Get “melodicho” on this dreamy, house-y new mix from Sammy Bananas. It’s his contribution to the Pomp&Clout mix series, and you can download it here.
For more P&C x FG mixery, peep Nick Catchdubs’ edition. And for more Sammy B, check out his FG solo single “Move Your Body,” still rocking discerning dancefloors everywhere in original as well as Cassian and Toy Selectah-remixed flavors. It’s out now on Beatport, iTunes and everywhere else fine digital music is sold.
(Soundtrack: Rogerseventytwo “You Take Me Higher,” out soon on FG!)
We brought the party back down to Miami! On Saturday, 3/26 FG fam and friends rocked Grand Central downtown for the second year in a row: A-Trak, Kenny Dope, Riva Starr, Just Blaze, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, LA Riots, Jokers Of The Scene, Nacho Lovers, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas, Mr Goldbar, thousands of party people, millions of glowing LEDs, logo stickers errrwhere… Read More
A few (crazy) weeks ago we took to the highways and byways of North America for the ROAD GOLD tour, in honor of our first ever compilation album. It was a Fool’s Gold soufflé. A b-boy bouillabaisse. A motherfucking techno gumbo of epic proportions!
From city to city, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, LA Riots, Jokers Of The Scene, Nacho Lovers, Kingdom, Nick Catchdubs, Sammy Bananas and Telephoned teamed up in various combinations to rock the party. In LA we were even joined by special guests Just Blaze and Kid Sister! Party vibes were plentiful. But don’t take our word for it: peep the recap vid above, as well as some tour snapshots (and even more vids) after the jump. Read More
Check out the video for Sammy Bananas’ “life-step” remix of Restless People’s “United Feeling,” created by RP frontman (and noted visual / multimedia artist) Michael Bell-Smith. Download the track here. VIBES.