Montreal’s Shash’U has quickly become a force on the beat scene with an inventive, muscular new take on dance music. After making waves with his debut Fool’s Gold EP Thru Da Night earlier this year (an immediate DJ favorite and BBC Radio pick) he delivers an amped up sequel EP today in the form of PWRFNK, slapping futuristic, heavy bass over ’80s-inspired midnight electro.
Shash’U’s companion EPs are both available now on iTunes, and fans can pre-order a a limited edition, deluxe vinyl edition now at store.foolsgoldrecs.com, collecting Thru Da Night and PWRFNK on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of the wraparound sleeve art by acclaimed illustrator Ron Wimberly.
Fresh off triumphant sets at Fool’s Gold showcases in Austin and Miami this month, Shash’U celebrates PWRFNK with a hometown release party this Saturday (4/4) at Le Belmont joined by FG’s Nick Catchdubs and his MTL fam. After the jump, check out a new vid for Thru Da Night highlight “Don’t Fight It” and stay tuned for more!
Runnin thru TX with our woes! The 2015 edition of our annual FG Austin SXSW showcase brought a gang of new faces to the forefront along with the tried and true party vibes we’re known for. With A-Trak serving as master of ceremonies, we brought out Rome Fortune, Bosco, Leaf, Athletixx (Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens and Promnite), Brenmar feat Dougie F and UNiiQU3, TM88, Fetty Wap, Fame School feat Manolo Rose, Manman Savage, Post Malone, Chuck Inglish, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Grande Marshall, Bames… even Korea’s own Keith Ape got in on the action! Watch the recap and don’t miss out when the squad hits a town near you. Grady Brannan and Mosaic NYC were in the building on photo duties, check their full galleries on our FB (tag yo self!) and peep some favorites after the jump. Read More
“Shash’U is undeniably next.” So sayeth The FADER, who just premiered “PXXXY,” the first cut off Shash’U’s upcoming PWRFNK EP. We agree! Get the song now when you pre-order PWRFNK on iTunes, and hear the whole thing on 3/31. We’ve also got a deluxe vinyl edition on deck collecting Shash’U’s Thru Da Night and PWRFNK EPs on two 12″s along with a fold-out poster of Ron Wimberly’s awesome wraparound joint cover artwork.
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…
Hit up AustinPartyWeekend.com to RSVP for this year’s edition of the SUPERPARTY, a FG / Mad Decent / IHEARTCOMIX dancerie going down Saturday, 3/21 (the day after our main showcase) in Austin, TX. Bames, Bosco, DJ Sliink, GrandeMarshall, Remy Banks of World’s Fair, Rome Fortune, Shash’U and a gang of other fine musical humans… see ya 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
Shash’U celebrates his Thru Da Night EP in style this Saturday (1/31) with a free hometown gig at Le Belmont in Montreal. Peep the details on Facebook and download Thru Da Night at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu before you go party with Shash and friends tomorrow night!
Sure, it’s hot up in the 6. But the 4 is positively blazing thanks to Montreal’s beat master Shash’U! Check out his funked-up take on Drake’s “6 God” over on Soundcloud and grab his FG debut Thru Da Night for free at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu.
Afrofuturist B-Boy, remix alchemist, legit funk phenomenon… Montreal’s Shash’U is truly one of a kind. He’s been burning down stages from Boiler Room to underground street dance competition “Juste Debout” with a mix of wild style remixes and audacious originals that sound at once alien and familiar, turning even the poppiest of radio hits into breakbeat battle weapons. This approach has won Shash’U a rabid following and set the stage for his debut original releases on Fool’s Gold.
The moody Thru Da Night EP (available now for free download at foolsgoldrecs.com/shashu) melds cinematic synth lines with next level drum programming that drives EDM straight through Erotic City. Yet it’s only a teaser of the bass craziness Shash’U has in store on PWRFNK, his electro opus dropping 3/31. Both EPs will be collected on a limited-edition colored vinyl release featuring joint sleeve art by acclaimed comic book illustrator Ron Wimberly.
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