TEXAS SIZED THANX! Peep the good vibes from our Austin ’16 showcase at Vulcan Gas Co, featuring Yung Wall Street, BOSCO, Nick Catchdubs, Michael Christmas, Cousin Stizz, Brenmar (with special guests DJ Sliink, ManMan Savage and Jeff Chery), Dom McLennon and Ameer Vann of BROCKHAMPTON, Rome Fortune, Heaven In Stereo and more rocking with us into the wee hours. Big up all our partners and sponsors VIBES, LNDRNRS, Prime, Dream Hotels, Silvercar and Nylon. See you next year! Check photos from Nikkolas Nguyen, Alli Schloeman after the jump and tag yourself in our full gallery on Facebook. Read More
Five cities, thousands of fans, a whole damn supergroup of artists and DJs… DAY OFF 2015 was the biggest Fool’s Gold festival trek yet! From Travi$ Scott lighting LA on fire to Skepta shutting down NYC, from 2 Chainz and Flosstradamus turning up in MIA to A-Trak scratching everywhere, the fam went in for real! Watch the full recap video above, hit fgdayoff.com for more, and stay tuned for next year’s edition (which is sure to be even crazier). Big thanks to our friends at Grand Marnier for helping make it all possible.
Hailing from San Marcos, Texas (but claiming “the internet” as their true birthplace), BROCKHAMPTON are not your average rap group. Don’t even call them one to begin with: “The All American Boy Band” is how Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Tenor, and Merlyn Wood describe this one-of-a-kind crew.
After winning the VFILES LOUD! competition with their offbeat style and boundless energy, BROCKHAMPTON dropped the “Dirt” single on Fool’s Gold, enthusiastically premiered by Ebro (“Bring that back to the top… I like this!”) on his Beats1 radio show. Now, the maniacally fun “Dirt” gets an equally bugged-out video, directed by Tyler Mitchell and executive produced by VFILES. Taking place at a surreal, slo-mo photo shoot, the “Dirt” video captures BROCKHAMPTON’s camaraderie and next-level appeal IRL. Listen to “Dirt” now!
We closed 2015’s epic run of Fool’s Gold DAY OFF shows with a Texas-sized jam at Stubb’s in Austin featuring Earl Sweatshirt, A-Trak, Gladiator, Ape Drums, Rome Fortune, D.R.A.M., Towkio, Nick Catchdubs, Remy Banks, Maxo Kream, BROCKHAMPTON, Bames, Yung Wall Street and Beautiful Lou. Hook ’em horns! We’ll see you all next year… peep fgdayoff.com for more recaps and updates! (And mega shout to Grand Marnier for helping us throw all these for y’all.)
“BROCKHAMPTON is not another rap collective nor do they aim to be. They are The All American Boy Band and they want the world to take note.” So declares Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Tenor, and Merlyn Wood, straight outta San Marcos, Texas. They came together as BROCKHAMPTON on New Years 2015 and immediately made noise with bold mission statements, crazy style, and peerless music, winning the VFILES x FG x MTV VFILES LOUD! competition with “Dirt,” a postmodern posse cut made from spazzy piano riffs, bugged out references (“my iPhone got iPhones so all my friends can talk to me”), and wildly self-assured flows that bounce from syrup-speed to hyperactive within seconds. Download it on iTunes and watch these internet champs bust out IRL at the first Texas DAY OFF on 9/19, get tickets at fgdayoff.com.
After teasing you with date and city announcements (and selling out earlybird tickets before revealing a single act), we’re psyched to release lineups for this year’s edition of FOOL’S GOLD DAY OFF events, hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Miami and Austin starting August 29th.
Label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have once again curated North America’s most culturally resonant festival. Who else brings together street rap royalty Meek Mill (currently riding high with the #1 album in the country), UK grime icon Skepta and underground superstars Flatbush Zombies? Who can showcase EDM favorites Flosstradamus and Alison Wonderland alongside nu-millennial MCs D.R.A.M. and Post Malone? Top it off with fresh label signings Rome Fortune, ManMan Savage, Bosco, Leaf, Hoodboi, Falcons and Shash’U and you’ve got an eclectic and electrifying lineup, in true Fool’s Gold style.
“DAY OFF is our culture. It’s where the full scope of Fool’s Gold comes together, it’s everything we represent. It doesn’t belong to one scene or another: DAY OFF is generational. We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!” – A-Trak
Tickets for all five DAY OFF events are available now at fgdayoff.com, along with recap videos and photos from the last five years of FGDO shows, featuring Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Juicy J, Young Thug, French Montana and many others. Read More
We teamed up with VFILES and MTV for VFILES LOUD!, a new program to discover the best up and coming musicians around the globe. After listening to all the submissions, we’re excited to announce that Brockhampton are the winners. This self-proclaimed “All American Boy Band” will soon be releasing a single on Fool’s Gold with a VFILES-directed video premiering on MTV, so get familiar and stay tuned for more…