Posted on Jan 22nd, 2021 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
Chicago’s Chris Crack teases his debut Fool’s Gold LP Might Delete Later with the searing, cinematic “False Evidence Appearing Real.” The wildly prolific, beloved MC (“cult-hero status among online rap heads… a wiseass combination of Danny Brown and Chris Rock.” – Pitchfork) takes his signature approach to another level, dropping bars (and knowledge jewels) over an ominously funky Sonny Jim instrumental. Listen Now!
Posted on Jan 15th, 2021 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
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.) The World EP is the first broadcast from the album, featuring expertly crafted, deeply funky cuts like “Back 2 Love,” offering an uplifting dancefloor detox for the anxiety of our times. Listen Now!
Posted on Jan 8th, 2021 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
A-Trak and Ferreck Dawn are back digging in the crates with the soulful stomp of “My Own Way.” These DJ heroes follow up their hit collaboration “Coming Home” (and a year of solo heaters with Defected and Duck Sauce) by crafting a new anthem from vintage samples and timeless house energy. Listen Now!
Posted on Nov 12th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
One of a kind New Yawker Pal Joey paved the way for sample-based house music with pioneering late ’80s and early ’90s creations like Soho “Hot Music” and Earth People “Dance,” all while slinging records at Vinylmania in the West Village and producing “Love’s Gonna Get’cha” for Boogie Down Productions. This makes him the perfect OG to enlist for a Fool’s Gold remix, and the beat master doesn’t disappoint, adding his signature loop d’loop touch to The Brothers Macklovitch’s “I Can Call You.” Pal Joey’s doubled up drum breaks (and freestyle vocal interlude!) take A-Trak and Dave 1’s Portrait cover to a dusted dancefloor in an outer borough near you. Listen Now!
Posted on Oct 29th, 2020 in Releases by Mr. Goldbar
DJ Spinna has been a legend in the house and hip-hop worlds for decades, and a direct influence to A-Trak and Dave 1 at the start of their music careers with his synth-fused productions for likes of Jigmastas, Mr Complex and the Beyond Real Experience. Spinna flexes his intergalactic muscles on his “Journey Mix” of The Brothers Macklovitch’s “I Can Call You,” twisting A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo’s ‘90s R&B tribute into a jazzy club workout, complete with one truly epic synth solo! Listen Now!
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!