We couldn’t be more excited to announce that South African producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ Muzi has joined the Fool’s Gold family. We were bumping his 2021 album Interblaktic all through the pandemic — an album that was praised for combining aspects of Afrofuturism alongside Afrobeats, hip-hop, kwaito, and 80s electronic music.
Muzi has received press in Spin, Forbes, Vice, and more. With four studio albums since his debut in 2016, Muzi continues to progress sonically with each album, combining his influences and creativity into cohesive projects that have captured the attention of some of the biggest artists in the world. Can’t wait to share his new Fool’s Gold output with the world.
It just so happens that a bunch of DJ folks are in town tonight from the Fool’s Gold and Slow Roast famalam. And it just so happens that, a few blocks down from FG HQ, there is a spot called the Commodore with turntables and ample supplies of beer, nachos and chicken from their kitchen. Sooo… you might just wanna come through.
Ever since we first started Fool’s Gold, we always considered Diplo’s Mad Decent to be our brother label in the North American music/DJ scene, and the feeling was mutual. We would constantly brainstorm ideas for ways our two labels could work together, and one of the most fun was a Post-It Note that simply read “MAD FOOLS RAVE IN THE WOODS.” We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer with next Sunday’s (7.20) free Central Park SummerStage show, the first annual “Mad Fools” featuring Santogold, Diplo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, Mz Streams with DJ Blaqstarr, and surprise guests. Get ready! And get there early – there will be free shirts featuring the above artwork by Dust La Rock and Mike Jones of Mishka. Afterparty details soon…
We continue to Debo our way into the record industry with this week’s Billboard mag, where Fool’s Gold is named as one of ten “Indie Visionaries” in their first annual list, alongside not just other labels but managers, booking agents, websites and various “innovators taking risks and reaping rewards.” It’s always nice to be noticed! Read the whole article here, more big dog label news soon…
The Fool’s Gold x Dim Mak “Screaming Bloody Murder” North American tour kicks off this Thursday, and in case the above trailer by the Thunder Horse bros didn’t make it crystal clear, we are coming to your town to EXPLODE YOUR BRAIN.
Live deejay musics from…A-Trak! Sinden! Steve Aoki! Sammy Bananas! Special motherfucking guests! Opening night is on 4/10 at Hiro Ballroom in NYC (check this FBI flyer courtesy of Mark Cobrasnake, who will be at Hiro snapping away), followed by bashes in Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco. Check all the dates and links to buy advance tickets after the jump. Read More
Attention Frenchies, Euro deejay fetishists and esteemed makers of taste! We just dropped a limited-edition Fool’s Gold collab tee with Arcade Mode in their iconic red white and blue colorway. There’s only 100 shirts, so act fast.