Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015
Illustration by Josh Freydkis
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
Posted on Jan 29th, 2015
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!
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2015
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.
Posted on Jan 13th, 2015
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.
Posted on Dec 15th, 2014
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
Posted on Nov 13th, 2014
We celebrated our seven year anniversary in style, bringing in Master P to rock alongside an all-fam edition of Just Blaze’s weekly “House Party” bash at Webster Hall in NYC. A-Trak played master of ceremonies while the No Limit general rocked alongside JB and “House Party” co-pilot DJ Soul, Fame School (rolling extra deep with Manolo Rose and many more) hometown club kings Nick Catchdubs and Brenmar (joined on the mic by Jersey’s Dougie F), MTL’s own Shash’U and party people galore.
Check some recap footage above, along with some photo galleries from Mel D. Cole / Village Slum (one and two) along with a collection from Sylvain Granier here. Some of our faves after the jump. Read More
Posted on Nov 5th, 2014
Afrofuturist b-boy, remix alchemist, legit funk phenomenon… Montreal hero 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 from Beyonce and Robin Thicke into breakbeat battle weapons. This approach has won Shash’U a rabid following (not to mention officially commissioned remixes for A-Trak’s “Push” and Chromeo’s “Lost On The Way Home”) and set the stage for his official Fool’s Gold debut, PWRFNK, due out next year.
Before then, however, Shash’U will drop the free Thru Da Night EP, led by the muscular title track (which made it’s debut on the Fool’s Gold Draft Picks BitTorrent bundle) and accompanying music video, featuring a night-crawling preacher man with his own approach to keeping the faith. Check Shash’U live at the Fool’s Gold 7 Year Anniversary Party this Thursday (11/6) at Webster Hall in NYC alongside Master P and more, and at the Miami edition of Fool’s Gold DAY OFF during Art Basel on Saturday, 12/7 featuring A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard and the rest of the FG fam.
Posted on Oct 30th, 2014
It’s what you all been waiting for, ain’t it? We’re closing out our ’14 edition of DAY OFF shows with a giant Art Basel blowout. It goes down on Sunday, 12/7 at LMNT Lot Miami, with FG giants A-Trak and Danny Brown joined by producer of the year DJ Mustard, rave innovators Milo & Otis and Trippy Turtle, label co-founder and party champ Nick Catchdubs, Flat White (aka Off White and DONDA multi-hyphenate Virgil Abloh), new FG bass masters Giraffage and Shash’U, The Outfit TX and (of course) special guests. Get your early bird $20 tickets now! (After the jump, peep a video from last year’s Miami show to see just how we get down…) Read More
Posted on Oct 24th, 2014
Shash’U keeps flipping tracks whenever he damn well pleases. He just slapped some MTL funk onto JT’s “My Love” and it’s now up for free download! Listen below, download Draft Picks ’14 for some Shash’U originals, and check him at our 7 Year Anniversary Party in NYC on 11/6.
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014
UNH! We’re celebrating seven (!!!) years of Fool’s Gold’n with the midas man himself Master P headlining an all-fam extravaganza at Webster Hall on Thursday, November 6th. Catch us driving the tank through Just Blaze’s weekly “House Party” bash to see the No Limit general and JB himself alongside Rowdy Rebel of GS9 / Shmurda fame, fellow NY party starters Fame School, hometown club kings Brenmar and Nick Catchdubs, and our latest beat genius Shash’U, str8 outta Montreal! Get tickets now, you do not want to miss this one…