LNDN DRGS is the Cali rap you need RIGHT NOW. The slowed samples and house party vibes of Bompton rapper Jay Worthy and Vancouver producer Sean House might conjure G-Funk classics of old, but this ain’t a DeLorean on Daytons. Mentored by the late A$AP Yams, LNDN DRGS have pulled from generations of game to make modern day slaps all their own. After burning down the stage at Fool’s Gold DAY OFF LA (leaving a trail of curl activator in their wake), LNDN DRGS and FG have combined forces for the free album Aktive, featuring some of the funnest, filthiest West Coast jams we’ve heard in our lives (and cover art by OG Doggystyle illustrator Joe Cool). Roller rink basslines, low riding flows, crucial, um, “dating advice”… this is LNDN DRGS raw and uncut, welcoming everyone to the function. Premiered by The FADER, download Aktive now and play it everywhere!
GrandeMarshall’s long-awaited new studio album, My Brother’s Keeper, is out now. In a sea of trend-hopping MCs, this Philly artist has confidently sailed his own wave since 2012, when Fool’s Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs signed Grande on the strength of the self-released debut, 800. The following year’s free FG album Mugga Man pushed the envelope even further, and propelled GrandeMarshall into conversation amongst some of hip-hop’s biggest up and coming names. Working with the likes of Flume and Nadus while consistently putting out impressive solo tracks has earned this North Philadelphia rapper nods from the press and original heads alike. Yet My Brother’s Keeper is a new milestone for Grande – unhurried, self-assured, and deeply personal. Play My Brother’s Keeper loud!
There’s no one quite like Tommy Trash. With his signature locks and manic stage presence, he’s firmly established himself as one of the most iconic characters in dance music. We’re excited to welcome Tommy back to FG with the new Luv U Giv EP, a three song showcase for his ecstatic, 80s-inspired take on the Trashed groove that fans know and love. The release is accompanied by a very special music video trilogy featuring the island misadventures of a 12” tall Tommy toy and a horde of ravaging cannibal dolls; watch them all now (peep the making of later!) and play Luv U Giv as loud as possible!
Brenmar’s awesome Award EP was a showcase for this New York club king’s production finesse. Now a gang of DJ favorites return the favor on the diverse new Award Remixes collection, taking the originals to all kinds of speaker-friendly new directions. Gutta flips “Award” featuring Dougie F into a low-end Jersey smash, Enferno adds even more bedroom boom to “Plenty To Spare” feat Ro James, and Harlem’s Austin Millz takes “Don’t Want It” feat Sayyi to new levels of trapped-out intensity. The EP closes out with two very special house mixes of Award hit “Hula Hoop” feat Uniiiqu3, with DiscoTech providing champagne-n-sparklers energy and ex Crookers / current Main Course chief BOT getting deep and funky. Premiered today on PAPER, listen to the Award Remixes now (and if that’s not enough, fans and aspiring producers can get busy on “Hula Hoop” themselves with an official Fool’s Gold remix contest on Audiomack. Bring it back around!)
Treasure Fingers is a body-moving master who’s kept the party going since the earliest days of FG (and might be the only producer in the game who can boast nu disco anthems and Young Thug mixtape cuts in their catalog). His ATL neighbor BOSCO switches between genres just as deftly, penning future R&B jams and uptempo vogue workouts with style and ease. The duo follow up last Summer’s “Names” with the equally joyous new collab “MYNE” (premiered on Yahoo) an ultra-catchy, bass’d up slice of house music. Treasure Fingers’ drums have never been funkier, while BOSCO’s sweet-n-sour vocal shouts are truly irresistible. Pump up the jam and listen to “MYNE” now.
Black Atlass continues his hot streak of new music on Fool’s Gold with the slinky creep of “Tonight.” Noisey premiered, the second in a trilogy of new singles from singer / producer Alex Fleming, “Tonight” is a showcase for this one-of-a-kind artist’s expansive palette. While late summer single “Haunted Paradise” was awash in guitar reverb and dreamy, impressionistic vocals, “Tonight” is all business: a stripped-down synth bass, pulsating kick, and Fleming’s unearthly falsetto conjoined somewhere between modern R&B and icy, drum machine-driven new wave. “Baby, tonight I wanna fall in love with you” has never been a more seductive threat. Listen to “Tonight” now!
A-Trak’s hit Jamie Lidell collab “We All Fall Down” is now backed by an appropriately awesome collection of remixes! Trizzy personally reached out to other producers who he regularly plays in his sets, including rising vocal house star CID, Nicky Romero-backed duo Volt & State, and Soulection regular Jarreau Vandal. The EP is capped off by “Jamie’s Version,” where Lidell takes the track to a funky new dimension all his own. Peep the track premiers (and accompanying A-Trak interviews) on NPR, Forbes and Vanity Fair, and listen to the whole EP now! Don’t forget to cop tickets to A-Trak’s show at Terminal 5 on 12/12 with Araabmuzik while your’re at it…
Str8 outta Leeds, young boss Iglew turns Nina Las Vegas & Swick’s “Birthday” into a trippy, trappy N64 anthem. Bass? Lasers? Feels? We gotcha covered! Get it on the Cool Sports EP reissue now (along with a bonus Joseph Marinetti remix of “Pool Girls”) and check Nina in New Orleans this weekend for Halloween shows at City Park (10/30) and Voodoo Festival (10/31).
As announced on The FADER, Grande’s new album My Brother’s Keeper will be hitting the world next month on 11/20.
In a sea of trend-hopping MCs, this Philly artist has confidently sailed his own wave since 2012, when Fool’s Gold founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs signed Grande on the strength of the self-released debut, 800. The following year’s free FG album Mugga Man pushed the envelope even further, and propelled GrandeMarshall into conversation amongst some of hip-hop’s biggest up and coming names. Working with the likes of Flume and Nadus while consistently putting out impressive solo tracks has earned this North Philadelphia rapper nods from the press and original heads alike. Yet My Brother’s Keeper is a new milestone for Grande – unhurried, self-assured, and deeply personal. Pre-order My Brother’s Keeper on iTunes now to get new track “Never Change” (produced by Heaven In Stereo) and more instantly.