Fool's Gold CMJ Takeover!

Posted on Oct 12th, 2009 in Live by Mr. Goldbar

Whoo! Get ready for two absolutely massive nights next week as we present our CMJ showcases – a perfect mix of our newest family members alongside the FG artists you already know and love – and celebrate two years of being your favorite record label.

Bookmark for all the latest and greatest, and check the full lineups and press release after the jump.


– Celebrate with the whole FG family and get your first look at new additions to the label!

– Full lineups, music and info at

Indie powerhouse Fool’s Gold continue their dedication to smashing events in their hometown with two nights of CMJ madness on October 21st and 22nd. The showcases double as a birthday celebration for the label, which was founded in 2007 by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and helped turn an underground DJ scene into a genre-transcending musical force with some of the most exciting new releases of the past two years.

First up on Wednesday 10/21 is a showcase at 88 Palace in NYC – a converted dim sum restaurant! The homemade rave vibe is perfect for the label, who will be showcasing new signings like Donnis and Kingdom, along with live bands (a first for FG) Vega and The Suzan, as well as Treasure Fingers, Trackademicks, and Sammy Bananas. The next night (10/22) at N8 in Brooklyn, Fool’s Gold’s dance music trailblazers Jokers Of The Scene, LA Riots and Nacho Lovers take over the decks, joined by friends Jamie xx, Udachi + Jubilee, and special guests. Both nights are not to be missed! Sleep is wildly overrated!

Vega (Live)
Donnis (Live)
Treasure Fingers
The Suzan (Live)
Trackademicks (Live)
Sammy Bananas
Hosted by
A-Trak + Nick Catchdubs

88 Palace
88 East Broadway (2nd Floor)

Jokers Of The Scene
LA Riots
Nacho Lovers
Jamie xx
Udachi + Jubilee
And Special Guests

213 North 8th Street
Between Driggs + Roebling

About Fool’s Gold:
Fool’s Gold was founded in 2007 by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs as the natural extension of years spent sharing new music and brainstorming on various creative projects. The label quickly established itself with a non-stop series of singles, introducing artists like Kid Sister and Kid Cudi to the world and being dubbed an “indie innovator” by Billboard and a “tastemaker label” by the New York Times. “This DJ scene that we’re a part of in North America has influenced music scenes across the world, but ironically there aren’t enough labels that represent it,” says A-Trak. “That’s where Fool’s Gold comes in. A label where we can release Jokers Of The Scene and Kid Sister side-to-side without it being a stretch–and what’s great with Fool’s Gold is that it’s not forced, since we’re all just friends putting out each other’s music.” “To me, Fool’s Gold is the modern version of what labels like Sleeping Bag and Nervous were doing back in the 80s and early 90s,” says Nick Catchdubs. “They would put out house records and freestyle records at the same time as Black Moon or some experimental Arthur Russell single, and it all made sense. I want Fool’s Gold to represent the absolute best in club music on all levels.” Helping tie everything together is Brooklyn graphic artist Dust La Rock, whose original imagery for all Fool’s Gold logos and sleeve art provides a clever and constantly evolving visual aesthetic for the label.

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