Posted on Oct 21st, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Native New Yorker Thando1988 grew up as a club DJ schooled in classics and mentored by nightlife kings and queens. He’s been filtering those lessons into original songs and “Questions” is the latest result, an electric boogie of 80s-inspired grooves and a yearning vocal from Niion. Pop a cork, put on your dancing shoes, this one is simply a bop. Listen Now!
Posted on Oct 15th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
What is funk? It’s not a sound so much as a vibe, somehow timeless and futuristic, classic and innovative. You know it when you hear it because it moves you. Smalltown DJs know, they electrify the funk thru sets at Canadian festivals Shambhala and Bass Coast, and their own legendary Hi-Fi Club in Calgary. Bass icon Bootsy Collins definitely knows, considering he helped invent and represent the funk for decades, from Parliament to “Groove Is In The Heart” to recent collabs with Kali Uchis and Omar Apollo. So when Smalltown and Bootsy join forces on new single “Good Thang,” there’s no question about what you’re getting: one freaked-out, feel-good dance anthem, connecting generations as only Fool’s Gold can. Listen Now!
Posted on Oct 15th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Our hearts will meet there, in the floating world, dust & dew.
These are the words of Benjy Keating, aka Palmistry, one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and exciting artists. The poetic epitaph serves as an introduction to his new EP Post Eternity: Cult Classics From The Other Side, closing the chapter on one era of creativity (including the acclaimed albums Pagan and Afterlife, alongside collaborations with the likes of Charli XCX, SOPHIE and Major Lazer), and pointing lovingly towards the next one. The seven spectral cuts on Post Eternity serve as Palmistry’s Fool’s Gold debut, in advance of a forthcoming new LP. This release is no mere collection of unreleased tracks, but a showcase for a singular artist working from an intimate, dynamic and experimental plane. Listen Now!
Posted on Oct 1st, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Falcons is a visionary producer / DJ crossing genres with the legendary parties Pangea and Athletixx, tracks with the likes of Young Thug, Good Times Ahead and 88rising, and his own anthemic, body-moving originals. His latest single “Ride,” a collaboration with up and coming vocalist Kandisha, is a fiery, deeply personal spin on that signature Falcons sound, inspired by social justice uprisings around the country. To let him tell it: “my friend Kandisha and I went to the first major LA protest in May on bike and we had no idea what was coming… after the first weekend of unrest in Los Angeles, we were inspired to make some fight shit based on the energy and frustration surrounding BLM and the movement for equality in the United States. The song and video were created entirely with the help of our closest homies and family in LA, and that means so much to us.” Listen Now!
Posted on Sep 30th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Proper Villains (the bass master dropping chunky tracks on Classic / Defected, Southern Fried and Psycho Disco) and Nasty Nigel (the multitasking Queens MC, DJ and producer bouncing between grimy World’s Fair raps and epic jungle sets on The Lot Radio) team up in the spirit of chatterbox club jams from Green Velvet and Sagat for “Vacation,” a brain melting body mover. Or is it more of a body melting brain mover? Whatever part of your physical gets scrambled, PV and NN’s hypnotic and memorable collab is must-have, mixed up house music for our manic times. Listen Now!
Posted on Sep 24th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
When A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo teamed up as The Brothers Macklovitch, they set out to channel the sounds of their formative years: countless hours spent digging for records and falling in love with music as funk-hungry Montreal teens. The follow up to their debut single “Give Love To Get Some” (and its Waajeed and Morgan Geist remixes) is “I Can Call You” a cover of a little known 1995 gem by the R&B group Portrait, sped up and jazzed up like it came straight from their parents’ basement: with Dave on vocals Trizzy on the cuts. Listen Now!
Vincent The Owl bugs out and bars out over Nick Catchdubs production in the “Pour Decisions” video, filmed on a mic-mounted GoPro in and around VTO’s Jersey City studio. The warped, lo-fi paint drip vibe of “Pour Decisions” is a perfect pairing with Vincent and Nick’s collab EP of the same name, featuring five tracks of delinquent Garden State raps atop spastic, subterranean tracks.
Posted on Sep 9th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Born in Philadelphia, raised in LA and currently based in Brooklyn, club vanguard DJ Swisha is making some of the most exciting and vital dance music today. Hailed by the Washington Post as a leader in “a new generation of black artists reclaiming the roots of techno music,” the producer and DJ is a constant presence in underground speakers, whether tearing up warehouses with his Juke Bounce Werk crew or dropping legendary Boiler Room streams stuffed with Jersey Club classics, futuristic house and his own hybrid originals. DJ Swisha’s debut Fool’s Gold EP Nothing But Net shoots even higher as the purest distillation of his polyglot, polyrhythmic ethos to date: five dancefloor-first tracks including the relentless thump of “Methods” and “Fake Molly,” the hypnotic loops of the title track and “Reconstructed Club,” and even a vocal assist from fellow Philly icon Bahamadia on drum machine workout “Crypto.” Listen now!
Posted on Aug 13th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
lxury’s No Real Rush EP is one of our favorite releases of the year, a bold broadcast from a UK dance innovator. Now two of HIS favorites take No Real Rush tracks into strange and wonderful new territory. Turn your speakers up to hear Gemi dosing “2007” with heavy garage energy, while Borderland State & The Best Kisser In LA deconstruct “Do This Forever” and descend into total rave madness. Listen Now!
Posted on Jul 22nd, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Morgan Geist is a New York / New Jersey dance legend bringing inventive energy to classic disco and electro sounds with his experimental solo LPs, hit duo Storm Queen and the massively influential Metro Area (aka what Resident Advisor calls “some of the most celebrated dance music of the past decade.”) He continues to remake dance music in his own image while stretching The Brothers Macklovitch’s “Give Love To Get Some” into fantastically dubby shapes, stuffed with wonky sax riffs and loop d’loops like none other. Listen Now!