World Famous Beat Junkie J Rocc is a master of the mix (and A-Trak’s actual favorite DJ). For this month’s installment of Fool’s Gold Radio, the celebrated DJ digs into his personal stash of stems and edits, performing surgery on timeless classics by De La Soul, Kraftwerk and J Dilla in a way that only he can. Listen here.
Posted on May 19th, 2023 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Prolific English multi-instrumentalist Redinho (Sub Pop, Numbers) moved to London’s rough Holloway Road during lockdown. Aside from prompting him to join a boxing club, the neighborhood also influenced a wave of manic, ebullient tracks created on an old Akai S3000XL sampler, a Tascam Portastudio recorder and a small handful of junky machines. The resulting album, 1-800-SUC-CESS, is raw and spontaneous, assembled like a mixtape with tape hiss and surrealist interludes.
He created videos that connect multiple songs, which he described as “a kind of infomercial nightmare. The relentless selling of a material, financial or spiritual fix to the human condition.” He muses: “This projection of intense self-improvement, whether through fitness, finance or psychological and spiritual mastery, seemed propelled by desperation.” And yet there is an undertone of humor and wit that balances out all the paranoia, making 1-800-SUC-CESS and highly entertaining listening experience.
Posted on May 17th, 2023 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Life On Planets is the interstellar artist project of Baltimore native Phill Celeste, a prolific multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist. The Soul Clap and Seven Davis Jr. collaborator is a welcome addition to the Fool’s Gold roster, with a soulful take on house music that combines a bedroom feel with club-ready grooves. Listen now.
Cosmo Baker is the DJ’s DJ, a veteran with deep crates and the skills to rock any function. It’s an honor to welcome him to Fool’s Gold’s Apple Music monthly mix series, as he serves up a chunky heap of disco, soul and house for the ages. Listen here.
Every year at the end of March we go to Miami and it’s a big DJ reunion. We gather our friends from in town and out of town, and put together a free event with some of the best DJs in the world. It’s our gift to a city that has shown us so much love, and a gift to ourselves because it’s usually very cold around the same time in NYC.
Posted on Mar 24th, 2023 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
A-Trak and Lee Foss teamed up last Fall for an earthy, spiritual house jam. Originally an interpolation of a Goodie Mob classic, the song was blessed by a beautiful vocal performance by LA’s own Uncle Chucc, who sadly passed away this year. With the blessings of Chucc’s 1500 Or Nothin family, Trizzy and Lee are releasing a few remixes. Berlin’s Emanuel Satie, whose releases have blessed labels like Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, and his own imprint Scenarios, elevates the song to an ethereal and highly musical plane. Let’s keep Chucc’s vocals resonating this year! Listen now.
The 2nd installment of our monthly DJ mix series with Apple Music is here, from Goldie Awards champion Miles Medina. The Bay Area turntablist serves up and incredibly creative set that ranges from DJ Quik to Mariah Carey. Listen here.
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2023 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
A-Trak and Lee Foss teamed up last Fall for an earthy, spiritual house jam. Originally an interpolation of a Goodie Mob classic, the song was blessed by a beautiful vocal performance by LA’s own Uncle Chucc, who sadly passed away this year. With the blessings of Chucc’s 1500 Or Nothin family, Trizzy and Lee are releasing a few remixes. Dutch producer Ferreck Dawn, a frequent collaborator of both DJs with releases on Defected and Club Sweat, turns in an anthemic rendition. Let’s keep Chucc’s vocals resonating this year! Listen now.
We’ve been in the lab, with a pen and a pad, plotting on a new Apple Music DJ Mix series with some of our favorite Fool’s Gold friends and family. Who better to kick off the monthly mixes than beat master and underground legend, Nicholas Craven. The Montreal don blessed us with a neck-snapping hour of banging hip hop. Check it out here.