After too long, Certified Max and I will be throwing down like Bobby Flay this Saturday in Brooklyn. I think the last time we DJed together in New York was at The Rub last year, so you know this is special. The night is also doubling as the OFFICIAL Mad Fool’s Pre-Party (special guests???) to get you oiled for the Emeril-sized Central Park show on Sunday. BAM! Also, I figured I would extract THIS from its hiding place in my massive Summer of Sammy wrap-up post so that everyone can cop this Cert Bs classic.
You can grab Kid Cudi’s new mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” (a Plain Pat and Emile production) right here. Come out to the Red Bull Space on 40 Thompson St in NYC tonight (7.17) for the release party, featuring a performance from Cudi and DJ sets from Nick Catchdubs, Plain Pat and 88 Keys. RSVP and get there early!
The Hard LA festival goes down this Saturday (7.19) at the Shrine Expo Center in LA. Get your advance tickets now or just roll up on the day of, there’s going to be a bunch of Fools and friends on stage, including A-Trak and LA Riots. Kid Sister had to cancel the date so she can finish her album, but she’s being replaced by new FG recording artist Rutger Hauer. Sike we didn’t sign Rutger Hauer. One day though…
Check out Trackademicks live at Mezzanine in SF this Saturday for the Download 2008 Afterparty with our brothers Flosstradamus and the tracksuited gents of Datarock. Also give a listen to this recent episode of DJ Jamad’s Sirius Satellite radio show featuring a slew of Trackademicks productions (and exclusive debuts!), as well as his remix of Joe Jackson’s “Steppin Out” on the limited-edition Little Brother side project Zo and Tigallo Love The 80s!
This Thursday (7.17) in NYC, come check out Kid Cudi and celebrate the release of his new mixtape A Kid Named Cudi at the Red Bull Space in NYC. 10.Deep pressed up physical CDs and made some limited edition shirts to go along with the mix, Heineken and Belvedere brought the beverages, Nick Catchdubs, Plain Pat and 88 Keys will be providing the tunes, and Cudi will be performing. RSVP here, check out the rest of the flyer, tracklist, and shirt after the jump. Read More
One of the questions I get asked most often on MySpace, aside from “how old are you now?” and “are you REALLY the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?” is the name of this particular song. If you search my name on YouTube, this “A-Trak in China” clip is always the 1st or 2nd result, it’s taken from my DVD (Sunglasses Is A Must, a hood classic) and people always ask me about it. You wanna know? I’ll tell you who it is…. after the jump! (Ooooh snap!) Read More
LA friends, be sure to check out Congorock when he comes to town this week, first at Cinespace on Tuesday (7.15) with Riton, Acid Girls and Staccato, then at Avalon on Wednesday (7.16) for the BPM Magazine 12th Anniversary Party with 2 Live Crew, DJ AM and a ton of other dudes – RSVP here, flyer after the jump. Read More
Ever since we first started Fool’s Gold, we always considered Diplo’s Mad Decent to be our brother label in the North American music/DJ scene, and the feeling was mutual. We would constantly brainstorm ideas for ways our two labels could work together, and one of the most fun was a Post-It Note that simply read “MAD FOOLS RAVE IN THE WOODS.” We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer with next Sunday’s (7.20) free Central Park SummerStage show, the first annual “Mad Fools” featuring Santogold, Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, Mz Streams with DJ Blaqstarr, and surprise guests. Get ready! And get there early – there will be free shirts featuring the above artwork by Dust La Rock and Mike Jones of Mishka. Afterparty details soon…