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!
Native New Yorker Thando1988 grew up as a club DJ schooled in classics and mentored by nightlife kings and queens. He’s been filtering those lessons into original songs and “Questions” is the latest result, an electric boogie of 80s-inspired grooves and a yearning vocal from Niion. Pop a cork, put on your dancing shoes, this one is simply a bop. Listen Now!
What is funk? It’s not a sound so much as a vibe, somehow timeless and futuristic, classic and innovative. You know it when you hear it because it moves you. Smalltown DJs know, they electrify the funk thru sets at Canadian festivals Shambhala and Bass Coast, and their own legendary Hi-Fi Club in Calgary. Bass icon Bootsy Collins definitely knows, considering he helped invent and represent the funk for decades, from Parliament to “Groove Is In The Heart” to recent collabs with Kali Uchis and Omar Apollo. So when Smalltown and Bootsy join forces on new single “Good Thang,” there’s no question about what you’re getting: one freaked-out, feel-good dance anthem, connecting generations as only Fool’s Gold can. Listen Now!
Our hearts will meet there, in the floating world, dust & dew.
These are the words of Benjy Keating, aka Palmistry, one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and exciting artists. The poetic epitaph serves as an introduction to his new EP Post Eternity: Cult Classics From The Other Side, closing the chapter on one era of creativity (including the acclaimed albums Pagan and Afterlife, alongside collaborations with the likes of Charli XCX, SOPHIE and Major Lazer), and pointing lovingly towards the next one. The seven spectral cuts on Post Eternity serve as Palmistry’s Fool’s Gold debut, in advance of a forthcoming new LP. This release is no mere collection of unreleased tracks, but a showcase for a singular artist working from an intimate, dynamic and experimental plane. Listen Now!
Falcons is a visionary producer / DJ crossing genres with the legendary parties Pangea and Athletixx, tracks with the likes of Young Thug, Good Times Ahead and 88rising, and his own anthemic, body-moving originals. His latest single “Ride,” a collaboration with up and coming vocalist Kandisha, is a fiery, deeply personal spin on that signature Falcons sound, inspired by social justice uprisings around the country. To let him tell it: “my friend Kandisha and I went to the first major LA protest in May on bike and we had no idea what was coming… after the first weekend of unrest in Los Angeles, we were inspired to make some fight shit based on the energy and frustration surrounding BLM and the movement for equality in the United States. The song and video were created entirely with the help of our closest homies and family in LA, and that means so much to us.” Listen Now!
Proper Villains (the bass master dropping chunky tracks on Classic / Defected, Southern Fried and Psycho Disco) and Nasty Nigel (the multitasking Queens MC, DJ and producer bouncing between grimy World’s Fair raps and epic jungle sets on The Lot Radio) team up in the spirit of chatterbox club jams from Green Velvet and Sagat for “Vacation,” a brain melting body mover. Or is it more of a body melting brain mover? Whatever part of your physical gets scrambled, PV and NN’s hypnotic and memorable collab is must-have, mixed up house music for our manic times. Listen Now!
When A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo teamed up as The Brothers Macklovitch, they set out to channel the sounds of their formative years: countless hours spent digging for records and falling in love with music as funk-hungry Montreal teens. The follow up to their debut single “Give Love To Get Some” (and its Waajeed and Morgan Geist remixes) is “I Can Call You” a cover of a little known 1995 gem by the R&B group Portrait, sped up and jazzed up like it came straight from their parents’ basement: with Dave on vocals Trizzy on the cuts. Listen Now!
Vincent The Owl bugs out and bars out over Nick Catchdubs production in the “Pour Decisions” video, filmed on a mic-mounted GoPro in and around VTO’s Jersey City studio. The warped, lo-fi paint drip vibe of “Pour Decisions” is a perfect pairing with Vincent and Nick’s collab EP of the same name, featuring five tracks of delinquent Garden State raps atop spastic, subterranean tracks.
Born in Philadelphia, raised in LA and currently based in Brooklyn, club vanguard DJ Swisha is making some of the most exciting and vital dance music today. Hailed by the Washington Post as a leader in “a new generation of black artists reclaiming the roots of techno music,” the producer and DJ is a constant presence in underground speakers, whether tearing up warehouses with his Juke Bounce Werk crew or dropping legendary Boiler Room streams stuffed with Jersey Club classics, futuristic house and his own hybrid originals. DJ Swisha’s debut Fool’s Gold EP Nothing But Net shoots even higher as the purest distillation of his polyglot, polyrhythmic ethos to date: five dancefloor-first tracks including the relentless thump of “Methods” and “Fake Molly,” the hypnotic loops of the title track and “Reconstructed Club,” and even a vocal assist from fellow Philly icon Bahamadia on drum machine workout “Crypto.” Listen now!