About time! Like we do everyspring, the whole fam went down to Austin a few weeks back for SXSW. Our artists had tons of shows and guest sets to hit, but the pieces de resistance were the two FG events: the Texas Takeover at Republic Live, and the official FG SXSW Showcase at Malverde. Strictly best-of-the-best DJs, MCs, and even some new rock-n-rollers. Party! Whistles!
Check the highlight reel above (stitched together by our edit mistress Lizi Gross) and hit the jump for way more pics and video from our Texas tweekend. WMC up next! Read More
Head over to RCRD LBL (or hit the widget below) for the latest installment of Track’s fan-favorite series of “remixtapes” – a combination of his own official remixes for artists from Chromeo to Kid Cudi to Zero 7, alongside unofficial flips of Wale, Kenna and more – most of which feature brand new raps from Track and the rest of his Honor Roll crew.
One of the highlights is “Prime Factors” (which makes it’s debut here), a half time hip hop jam based around the rave piano breakdown from Jokers Of The Scene’s “Baggy Bottom Boys.” And DJ Tap.10 is on the cuts as always!
Cop a physical copy on 4/15, release party details coming soon…
It’s that time of year again… we’re bringing the whole gang down to Austin for SXSW festivities. Suited and booted!
First up is our inaugural “Texas Takeover” party on Thursday, 3/18 at Republic Live, featuring Travis x A-Trak, Donnis, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, Kingdom and Sammy Bananas. Get advance tickets here.
Then the following night (Friday 3/19) at Malverde we go even bigger with our official SXSW showcase, featuring Vega, Kid Sister w/ Flosstradamus, Telephoned, Jokers Of The Scene, Trackademicks, The Suzan, Nick Catchdubs, Malente, our extended fam Theophilus London, and… surprise guests? You’ll just have to come thru and see, free entry with SXSW badge (get there early – this will fill up!)
Full size flyers after the jump, more news on our artists’ full festival schedules soon! Read More
We’re ending the year with a treat for all our fam, friends and supporters this year – not one but TWO new Foolcasts, featuring live sets by Max Glazer, The Brothers Macklovitch, and Just Blaze (playing house!) recorded at the FG x LTD Holiday Party in NYC.
Two ways to get em: subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the mixes directly (grab the Max Glazer and Macklobros sets here, and the JB set here).
For more from the blizard-busting festivities (where Nick Catchdubs also played and Trackademicks was on the mic hosting) check out these great photo galleries from Village Slum (Part 1 & 2) and Hi Fi Cartel. See you in 2010!
Check Kid Sis at the Red Bull Soundclash at the Vanguard in LA tonight – we’re not sure exactly what the clash entails (apparently some Trackademicks beats are involved, and Them Jeans will be manning the decks as well) but it’s sure to be a fun night out. Go there!
Head over to the Honor Roll blog to download 1-O.A.K.’s excellent cover of The Cure’s “Lovecats,” which was produced by Trackademicks and has become a staple of the crew’s live sets over the past few months.
Check out this bonus beat from the Ultraviolet sessions, “Down Azz Jawn” produced by Trackademicks. It’s a welcome throwback to 90s thug love RnB. For everyone who’s ever dated someone on house arrest! It’s the inaugural song kicking off RCRD LBL’s new “RCRD OF THE DAY” promotion with MySpace. So download and enjoy!
Check out Trackademicks guesting in this new vid from his Bay brethren Amp Live. In other Honor Roll news, Spank Pops’ Beautiful Noise EP just dropped this week (preview it over at 2dopeboyz) and Mike Baker’sNow Or Never EP got some props from OkayPlayer.