Tsuruda is an icon in the ever-evolving bass and beats scenes. Prolific and fearless, this classically trained, LA-based producer and DJ mashes experimental hip hop with avant garde electronics on releases for Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup, Noisia’s Division and Mat Zo’s Mad Zoo imprints, while collaborating and touring with the likes of Mr Carmack and Amon Tobin. But more than any cosign, it’s Tsuruda’s bleeding edge sound design and neck-breaking funkiness that has inspired a legion of underground fans; it’s also earned him bragging rights as winner of the 2021 Goldie Awards, the beat competition (judged by A-Trak, Craze and Baauer) where these four Fool’s Gold tracks were born. Champion sound! Listen Now!
Smalltown DJs enlist fellow Canadian selectors Adam Doubleyou and Nick Bike to flex funk muscles on their Bootsy Collins collab “Good Thang.” These DJs are renowned for their must-have reworks of classic cuts, so it’s no surprise they turn Smalltown’s rave-ready original into a timeless body mover. No roller rink, cookout or car stereo is safe! Listen Now!
Pat Lok puts a feel-good spin on Smalltown DJs’ already joyous Bootsy Collins collab “Good Thang.” His housed-up remix continues a hot streak of releases on Kitsune and The Magician’s Potion imprint, flipping Bootzilla’s iconic vocals over soulful keys and an insistent dancefloor bump. 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.) Listen Now!
Inspired by futuristic sounds and sci-fi storylines, High Klassified has blazed one of the most original paths in electronic music, releasing stylish and conceptual EPs on Fool’s Gold while producing platinum hits for Future and The Weeknd. Law Of Automata: Valid is his most ambitious project yet, following HK’s android avatar (as designed by 3D illustrator Serwah Attafuah) as it experiences the full spectrum of human feelings over the course of the EP’s five tracks. These diverse collaborations with R&B singers Leven Kali and Illham, international MCs Zach Zoya and Izi, and EDM beat star TroyBoi each represent a different emotion, and when taken together launch the android – and the listener – to a higher plane of understanding. Listen Now!
Soul Clap’s universe of electronic sounds – from house to funk and everything in between – continues to expand on the Force EP, the latest salvo from their upcoming WTF album (out Earth Day, 4/22). Anthems like the pop locker “T.O.U.G.H.” and two-step singalong “You Can Shine Too” rise to another level thanks to Soul Clap’s unique orbit of collaborators, including Rich Medina on the powerful spoken word “Time For A Dialogue.” Listen Now!
High Klassified walks between worlds of bass like none other, whether crafting platinum tracks for Future and The Weeknd, crushing festival-worthy electronic drops, or conjuring futuristic, r&b-influenced house bounce. His musical diversity is front and center on the upcoming Fool’s Gold EP Law Of Automata: Valid, including the speaker bursting “Dojo,” a collaboration with fellow hybrid beatmaker TroyBoi. Listen Now!
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!