HERO makes a splash with “Dirty Work” (and its striking music video, filmed in Oslo with director Johannes Greve Muskat). With it’s electronic pulse and darkly catchy vibes, the title track off HERO’s debut Fool’s Gold EP (out 1/10) is the sound of an auspicious new artist merging his influences into one singular vision.
A-Trak teams up with New York house legend Todd Terry for new single “DJs Gotta Dance More”: an ode to record-digging and bedroom beatmaking, driven by the OG’s gravelly voice. It’s the first ever collaboration between the pioneering Terry (responsible for three decades of club classics from Jungle Brothers’ “I’ll House You” to iconic remixes for Everything But The Girl, Bjork and Daft Punk) and his spiritual godson A-Trak, who’s spent a career bringing the worlds of hip-hop and house music together with multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated projects and his scene-building Fool’s Gold label. Together, their soulful, delicate earworm is a statement of purpose for fans and fellow artists around the globe to keep pushing art forward. Listen up!
Michael Christmas has just shared a hilarious video for “Ball,” a single from his recently released Fool’s Gold album Role Model. The Boston-based MC is set to bring his larger-than-life personality and adept lyrical skills to venues across the country as he kicks off a national tour tonight, including dates with Matt and Kim, Vintage Lee, Sylvan LaCue, and OG Swaggerdick. Get all the info here.
Hugo Joe is an ATL outlier: a first generation Nigerian repping Douglasville on the city’s outskirts, in possession of a haunted, melodic flow and inked-out arms filled with “Better Off Alone” tats. This young standout found the ying to his yang in producer MexikoDro, the Drake-approved beat phenom behind oddly glistening cuts for Playboi Carti, Yung Bans and a Who’s Who of Atlanta up-and-comers. After flexing with the underground hit “Sade,” the duo combine forces for the full Hugo Dro EP on Fool’s Gold, the perfect home for two rap iconoclasts. From the levitating bass of “Tesla” (featuring the scamboy himself, Guapdad 4000) to 808 anthems-in-the-making “Afghan” and “Debutante,” Hugo Dro is a dripped out introduction to Atlanta’s next generation of talent. Listen now.
We linked with the Saintwoods and Mural Festival crews for a DAY OFF MTL to remember! Watch the full recap featuring 88Glam, Smooky MarGielaa, High Klassified, Just Blaze and more, and check the photos here. Read More
ATL’s Hugo Joe shines on “Afghan,” his latest and waviest collab with producer MexikoDro (Playboi Carti, Rich The Kid, Yung Bans). Get their joint Hugo Dro EP on 6/29 from Fool’s Gold, and catch Hugo’s New York live debut on 8/11 for Fool’s Gold DAY OFF at Knockdown Center – advance tix at fgdayoff.com. Turn it up!
Hoodboi takes a bold leap into the unknown with “True Colors,” the final single and video from the LA producer’s upcoming Breathing Room EP. Cinematic, sci-fi inspired visuals bring “True Colors'” hypnotic, hybrid beat to life, resulting in an artistic statement that is at once futuristic and heartfelt – a unique zone where Hoodboi feels right at home. Listen up!
Michael Christmas is a larger-than-life personality, one-of-a-kind MC, and the latest original to join the Fool’s Gold family. He shows off his melodic side on “Girlfriend,” the new single (with a hilarious music video starring comic heroes Orlando Jones and Ron Funches) and first salvo from his upcoming LP. Sing along!
Catchdini kicks of his new monthly singles series with “UFO Style,” a big one for the clubs and the CHUDs. He gets even wavier with a bugout music video (happy 420 kids!) and sets the stage for more slaps to come. Follow the Spotify playlist for even more body movers & mind expanders.
Dive into the world of Madeaux’ new Burn LP (out now everywhere!) with this video megamix featuring album tracks and collabs with the likes of WILLS, Poter Elvinger, Zuse, Tommy Lee Sparta, OG Maco, Josh Pan, Fifi Ron and Holly.