BK producer Nick Hook’s “Head” featuring 21 Savage and Bulletproof Dolphin gets backflipped by fellow beat genius DJ Earl (“The future of footwork” — Pitchfork) and New Jersey club agitator Nadus on a brand-new remix single, out now on Fool’s Gold. These hyperactive bangers are the sort of anything-goes collaborations that only Nick Hook could put together. Crank ‘em up, pre-order Nick’s Relationships album (featuring Hudson Mohawke, 24hrs, Novelist and more) on 2×12” color vinyl (complete with playable postcard flexi disc!) at foolsgoldrecs.com/nickhook, and check Nick killing it on tour with Run The Jewels thru 3/1.
Nick Hook is NYC’s waviest resident: an in-demand collaborator, producer extraordinaire, and all around provider of vibes who’s lent his touch to projects from Run The Jewels, Young Thug, and countless others, all while building a creative community around his studio, thespacepit, in Greenpoint. Now the redheaded kingpin steps forward with his Relationships LP on Fool’s Gold, a 16 track album of collaborations that are unconventional, unexpected and all-the-way live (literally: each song was recorded in-person with Nick behind the boards, a refreshing move in the email verse era).
Featuring a festival-worthy lineup of new school rap upstarts (21 Savage, Novelist, ILoveMakonnen) and fellow beat radicals (Prefuse 73, Hudson Mohawke, the late DJ Rashad), Relationships isn’t just the world’s greatest party guestlist, but a chronicle of Nick’s year long, after-midnight vision quest—the sound of a producer breaking through the chrysalis, killing the ego, and raising the bar. Put your phone down and dive in.
“Head” with 21 Savage and Bulletproof Dolphin is the first tease of what Relationships has in store. It’s a psychedelic, Parental Advisory sticker-ed mix of wild-ass synth lines, Detroit ghettotech drums, and double-cup freestyling, all mashed together in thespacepit. Fire it up here and stay tuned for more…
Our FG 8 Year Anniversary party at Club Lust in BK was legendary! DJs, rappers, dancers (oh my)… everyone brought their A-Game to the night show. Peep the recap vid above, and photo galleries from Village Voice, Thump, and Wxllxxm. Our friends Brook Bobbins and Grady Brennan were there snapping too, peep the full photo gallery on the FG Facebook and some selects after the jump. Relive the night in all its jiggling glory (whether you were there or not) with this snazzy tee featuring Josh Freydkis’ nutso flyer art and the 8 Year 8 Ball commemorative hat at store.foolsgoldrecs.com. Read More