High Klassified makes his long awaited return to Fool’s Gold with “3 Words,” the first single off his sci-fi inspired EP Law Of Automata: Valid. Lovingly stacked vocals from Leven Kali take the song’s future-minded, baseline-driven bounce to another level – complete with bossa nova coda! – and tease the EP’s ambitious storyline, which follows HK’s android avatar (designed by 3D illustrator Serwah Attafuah) as it experiences the full spectrum of human feelings over the course of five tracks. Listen Now!
Soul Clap continue rocketing towards the release of their WTF album (out Earth Day, 4/22) with the Transformation EP. True to form, the beloved DJ and production duo mix timeless dance vibes and unexpectedly delightful creative choices; where the previous World EP mined disco and house grooves, Transformation conjures a futuristic take on 80s boogie and uptempo R&B, complete with Soul Clap’s signature message of love.
Might Delete Later is the new album from Chicago’s underground king, Chris Crack. Following a series of critically lauded and crazily prolific self-released projects, Might Delete Later marks Chris’ label debut and a bold creative leap forward, with fifteen must-rewind, “did he just say that?” cuts and indelible song titles. In-the-know fans and early adopters revere his gonzo humor (“one of rap’s merriest pranksters” – Vice) and twisted, melodic approach to hip-hop; Might Delete Later takes it to new heights and new audiences with the Fool’s Gold seal of approval. Listen Now!
Chris Crack continues his hot streak as the man Billboard calls “one of the most promising artists playing with the sound of contemporary hip-hop” with “Flip Phone Hangup,” from his forthcoming Fool’s Gold LP Might Delete Later. Produced by Statik Selektah (Nas, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$) and featuring fellow Chicago MC U.G.L.Y. Boy Modeling, “Flip Phone Hangup” is another direct blast of Chris’ profane humor and untouchable style. Listen Now!
“Funk U” is truth in advertising: WEISS and A-Trak moving your body with insane drums, an iconic sample, and decades of DJ expertise. Marking WEISS & A-Trak’s first official collaboration (following Trizzy’s remix of WEISS & Harry Romero’s “Where Do We Go” and years of sharing the decks in mutual admiration), the chopped-up, feel-good “Funk U” is a multi-generational joy explosion in true Fool’s Gold fashion. Listen Now!
Chicago’s Chris Crack teases his debut Fool’s Gold LP Might Delete Later with the searing, cinematic “False Evidence Appearing Real.” The wildly prolific, beloved MC (“cult-hero status among online rap heads… a wiseass combination of Danny Brown and Chris Rock.” – Pitchfork) takes his signature approach to another level, dropping bars (and knowledge jewels) over an ominously funky Sonny Jim instrumental. Listen Now!
Soul Clap have spent two decades honing a uniquely soulful spin on underground house and disco sounds. How does a duo from Boston become a leading name in the global dance music scene? By emphasizing community, from their Crew Love artist collaborations (“music that challenges the mind, moves the heart, and sways the hips,” says Resident Advisor) to their DJs For Climate Action initiatives. In everything they do, Soul Clap live up to their name as empathetic selectors and heartfelt producers, a two man feedback loop eternally tuned into the frequency of the crowd. After a year like we’ve all had, it’s only natural those energies would be channeled into an album called WTF (World Transformation Force), out Earth Day (April 22 2021.) The World EP is the first broadcast from the album, featuring expertly crafted, deeply funky cuts like “Back 2 Love,” offering an uplifting dancefloor detox for the anxiety of our times. Listen Now!
A-Trak and Ferreck Dawn are back digging in the crates with the soulful stomp of “My Own Way.” These DJ heroes follow up their hit collaboration “Coming Home” (and a year of solo heaters with Defected and Duck Sauce) by crafting a new anthem from vintage samples and timeless house energy. Listen Now!
One of a kind New Yawker Pal Joey paved the way for sample-based house music with pioneering late ’80s and early ’90s creations like Soho “Hot Music” and Earth People “Dance,” all while slinging records at Vinylmania in the West Village and producing “Love’s Gonna Get’cha” for Boogie Down Productions. This makes him the perfect OG to enlist for a Fool’s Gold remix, and the beat master doesn’t disappoint, adding his signature loop d’loop touch to The Brothers Macklovitch’s “I Can Call You.” Pal Joey’s doubled up drum breaks (and freestyle vocal interlude!) take A-Trak and Dave 1’s Portrait cover to a dusted dancefloor in an outer borough near you. Listen Now!
DJ Spinna has been a legend in the house and hip-hop worlds for decades, and a direct influence to A-Trak and Dave 1 at the start of their music careers with his synth-fused productions for likes of Jigmastas, Mr Complex and the Beyond Real Experience. Spinna flexes his intergalactic muscles on his “Journey Mix” of The Brothers Macklovitch’s “I Can Call You,” twisting A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo’s ‘90s R&B tribute into a jazzy club workout, complete with one truly epic synth solo! Listen Now!