Vancouver producer Juelz has been seamlessly combining hip-hop and electronic music as a producer and DJ, making noise with original productions and collabs with the likes of Josh Pan, Falcons, Promnite and bbno$. His forthcoming Shanghai Nights EP on Fool’s Gold has been meticulously crafted over the past year, melding classically trained chops and futuristic inspirations to create tracks like “Closure” featuring Ruby Chase. Juelz stacks Ruby’s haunting melodies over rave-ready synths and his signature drum work, teasing the neon-drenched vibes the new EP has in store for fans new and old. Listen up now & pre-save the EP here.
New York rapper, artist and entrepreneur Tabby Wakes is a breath of fresh air in her hometown’s musical scene. After making a splash this winter with single and video “Tabby Night” (“A blend of trap, rap, and some catchy pop vibes… an alluring work of art” – Earmilk), she showcases more of her melodic sound with new single “Angel.” Collaborating once again with co-producer Brenmar, “Angel” is a bittersweet bop taken from her forthcoming Fool’s Gold EP, a slow jam about old crushes perfect for late nights and early mornings alike. Turn it up!
Brooklyn-born Tabby Wakes is the latest original voice to take flight on Fool’s Gold, via the irresistible “Tabby Night.” Featuring Brenmar on the boards with Tabby, “Tabby Night” is a candy coated banger with a dark center, teasing all of the unexpectedly catchy sounds Tabby has cooked up for her debut EP, out soon on FG.
Incorporating elements of R&B, dance and pop with a punk spirit, Canada’s HERO has no genre. Describing his approach as “putting familiar sounds through a VHS player,” HERO’s debut Dirty Work EP on Fool’s Gold features six self-produced tracks exploring the underbelly of romance over a darkly catchy, electronic pulse. From the title track (with its striking music video, filmed in Oslo with director Johannes Greve Muskat) to slow jam “Stay the Night,” Dirty Work might be FG’s most cinematic release to date, and the sound of an auspicious new artist merging his influences into one singular vision.
Smalltown DJs, Dances With White Girls and SkiiTour combine forces for the club megablast that is “Bad Behaviour.” Feel the vibes with this brand new dance video, and check SD + DWWG’s full collab EP here.
Promnite’s Exist EP is one of our favorite FG releases of the year: a soulful mission statement from a self-assured producer and DJ, pushing aside trends and tropes in search of timeless grooves for clubs and headphones alike. Promnite takes you into his songwriting zone in this new video, tracing a path from the raw elements (right down to YouTube tutorials!) to the dancefloor, offering an impressionistic look at how Exist came together and promising more unique vibes to come.
“Stay the Night” is a moody, disco-tinged taste of HERO’s cinematic Dirty Work (out 1/10), following the EP’s lead single and title track, “Dirty Work” (and its brooding, Lynch-ian companion video). Get familiar with this Calgary-born, now Montreal-based indie-electronic tour de force. Play it loud!
Bronx bombers B.I.C. put their stamp on rap with FTW, a four track, ten minute blast wrapped in fronto leaf and ready to burn. Yesus, Pete, Illz and Izzy drop manic uptown bars over production from Fool’s Gold’s own Nick Catchdubs, and promise more unconventional NY bangers in the new year. Turn it up!