This was literally a movie. We kicked off our 15th anniversary celebrations with a wild party at Georgia Room. Shout out to everyone who came out; the performers Chucky73, Cash Cobain, Bouba Savage, and bktherula; and all the DJs who held it down.
There’s a pulsating groove that oozes out of “Feel So High”, the first collaboration between rising UK producer Austin Ato and electrifying NYC vocalist Fiorious. It’s a house earworm that feels like Yazoo, Adonis, and Romanthony at a vogue ball.
Philadelphia native OddKidOut wowed the Fool’s Gold family when he won last Fall’s Goldie Awards beat battle, but he’s not new to the beat-making community. He’s been turning heads for years now, thanks to jaw-dropping performance videos on his Native Instruments Maschine as well as original releases on OWSLA and Monstercat. On GOLDIE, his debut EP with Fool’s Gold, the focus is on mind-melting beats.
It started with a DJ blend. A-Trak was revisiting Goodie Mob’s classic first album Soul Food and was touched by Cee-Lo’s spiritual vocals on the intro. It sparked an idea: speeding them up and throwing them over a house beat. And just like that, “Free” was born.
Nearly a year later, Palmistry enlists a robust cast of producers to create a remix EP of some wyrdo’s standout tracks. The first remix and single, “fk a deal (Nikki Nair Remix),” is produced by DJ Mag’s 2022 Breakthrough Producer winner, Nikki Nair, who transforms the track into a bass heavy, breakbeat anthem that is already electrifying crowds. Also on the EP is West Philadelphia producer Matthew Law; Fool’s Gold family High Klassified and Chris Crack; and Palmistry’s close friend, UK-based producer, Kamixlo. From hip-hop to bass, there’s a remix for everyone.
A longtime member of the Fool’s Gold fam and an amazingly versatile DJ, Kittens is known for finding original, soulful sounds with a hip hop backbone and a futuristic twist. On her newest single “Let It Go” she delivers a neck-snapping, midtempo groove with syrupy vocals.
Back with another batch of SP1200 gritty tracks! Trizzy’s been getting busy on the ol’ drum machine, serving you the rawest of the raw cut-ups. 4 chunky 12-bit numbers, no frills, just that raw house groove. Keep an eye out for the rest of the 10 Seconds series!
This is the stuff DJ dreams are made of. When A-Trak released his 10 Seconds Vol. 1 EP, a project made entirely on the SP1200 drum machine, French legends Alan Braxe and DJ Falcon were immediately drawn to it. Of course those two are no strangers to that sampler. The Daft Punk and Stardust affiliates made many of their early-2000s classics on the SP. Braxe + Falcon were in the middle of releasing their own (fantastic) collaborative project, too. A conversation started, stems were exchanged, and within a few days this incredibly funky remix landed in Trizzy’s inbox. The French Touch is alive and well!
Hot off his 10 Seconds, Vol. 1 EP, veteran DJ hero A-Trak teams up with Glasgow duo Illyus & Barrientos (Toolroom, Ultra) for a juiced up house anthem with classic diva vocals. Powered by a driving bassline, “Together At Last” will send you straight to the gym or to the dancefloor, depending on the time of day that you listen. Get ready to sweat.
At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, A-Trak had a musical epiphany. Stuck at home experimenting, he remembered he had a broken E-Mu SP1200 in storage that he’d been meaning to fix for over 10 years. The result is 10 Seconds Vol. 1, a two-part EP of uptempo head-nodders, stripped down and named after the notoriously short sample time of his new toy. Best served dirty and loud.
With WTF: Transformed and Remixed, Soul Clap has called upon their impressive extended family to breathe new life into soulful project. From Todd Edwards to A-Trak, Seth Troxler to Jubilee, Toribio to Jeremy Sylvester, everyone shows up to the planetary party.
Saturday Love is a new project uniting the Boston veteran DJ and producer Kon (behind The Vision’s instant classic “Heaven”) with rising NYC vocalist Fiorious (“I’m Not Defeated” / “Music Saved My Life”), whose soaring falsetto carries this song to new heights. The hair on your back will reach those same heights too, so keep hands firmly on your hips and let the percussion guide you to freedom.
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DJ hero and Duck Sauce half A-Trak continues a hot streak of house collabs by joining forces with Australian bassmeister Wongo for their aptly titled “Groove Society.” Play loud and stay tuned for more from this globetrotting club duo.