When it comes to the classy side of dance music, UK producers Felon are guilty as charged. After making waves with debut hit “Isla,” the trio shows their diversity on new EP, The Source, expertly stacking timeless soul vocals, jacking baselines and modern house bump as only true professionals can. Summery single “Bones” features the yearning melodies of Andre Espeut over tropical riffs and chunky horns, while the cascading drums of “Tusks” and rubbery, ultra-funky baseline of “Jerk” show off Felon’s deft touch with late-night vibes. Get chic to this.
The one and only Salva tackles Nick Hook and Novelist’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” cranking up the grime (and gabber!) to create an anthem for DJs and delinquents worldwide. Thank you bass’d god!
Hit foolsgoldrecs.com/nickhook to watch the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing Video,” hear more from Nick’s upcoming Relationships LP, and buy tickets for the Get (Back) In The Van tour, bringing his unique, all-the-way-live electronic performances to a city near you starting 9/29.
NYC neighbors Callie Reiff and KANDY got your sweet tooth covered on their new collab “Jawbreaker.” Heavy bass and funky breaks collide for a dancefloor-ready anthem. Play it loud and get Callie’s Shadow Dancing EP on Fool’s Gold 10/14.
Club king Brenmar hits the highway for new single “Like A Boss” rolling back up 95 South with ATLien 2$ Fabo (of D4L “Laffy Taffy” fame) riding shotgun and an absolute BANGER in the trunk. In true Fool’s Gold fashion, “Like A Boss” is a killer combo of hip hop and futuristic dance production. This one’s a summer jam for the universe: turn up the volume on Brenmar’s heaviest, catchiest tune yet! Get tix for the “Like A Boss” release party tomorrow, Saturday 9/24 at Elvis Guesthouse, NYC.
Born in NYC and raised online, GEOTHEORY embodies all the excitement and promise of electronic music’s DIY generation. After countless self-released Soundcloud jams, his Fool’s Gold debut Tales Untold is the sound of teenage enthusiasm colliding with timeless funk. “Acedia” bops like a spaceman’s subway car backflip, while “Submerged” grafts trap horns onto screwed house basslines and flute loops. The whole EP’s mix of spaced-out chords and inventive drum programming makes Tales Untold one of Fool’s Gold’s coolest (and most kawaii) releases to date.
With DAY OFF shows still ringing in their ears, Fool’s Gold keeps it lit with the Hangover EP from Black Dave. Channeling the NYC party animal vibes of vintage Beasties, rap (and skate) champ Dave brings amped-up energy to the mic while producer / DJ Nick Catchdubs provides C.H.U.D.-worthy subterranean bounce. (The free BitTorrent bundle also comes with remix stems for the title track.) Crush a can to this!
Giraffage’s new single “Bring Me Your Love” gets turned into a tender epic courtesy of Canadian sibling duo Tennyson. The digital glitter of the original is replaced by yearning strings and live drums, leaving the monumental bassline and THEA’s yearning vocals intact and aimed straight at your heart.
Madeaux is one of electronic music’s boldest upcoming acts, seamlessly weaving together unique takes on dance, hip-hop, and more. ManMan Savage is ATL’s resident turn up god, with energy levels unmatched by his contemporaries. Solo, they’re two of Fool’s Gold’s rising superstars. Together, they’re a club music supercollider, responsible for two of the year’s coolest hip-hop hybrids on their new Pull Up EP. Madeaux brings out a melodic new side of ManMan, while the young Savage turns industrial drum tracks into hypnotically catchy anthems, equally at home in the strip club or on the festival stage.
Felon return to Fool’s Gold with the jacking new single “Tusks,” taken from their upcoming EP, The Source, out this fall. “Tusks” updates acid grooves for a new generation, sprinkled with the captivatingly cut-up vocals this house trio is known for. Do what the song says and lose control, baby.
A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s “Lose My Mind” gets an appropriately insane remix from UK club champion D.O.D, replacing the original tune’s disco vibes with blasts of his signature “future jack” energy. Keep the party going with D.O.D’s Fool’s Gold CLUBHOUSE single “BOH,” and look out for equally mental “Lose My Mind” remixes by Mija and more on FG.