Gladiator can’t stop moving. High-powered sets around the globe have earned lifelong LA friends Daniel Goodman and Ian Johnson an international #SQUAD of loyal fans, while dance superstars (Skrillex, A-Trak, Major Lazer) and urban upstarts (Kehlani, Kid Ink, Dej Loaf) keep calling for the duo’s magic touch on remixes and collaborations. It’s been a whirlwind trip so far, but Gladiator’s new Transit EP (out 1/22) is a true milemarker: deeper songwriting, crazier sonics, and an even stronger distillation of that Gladiator spark. They channeled all the adventures of a non-stop life into five very cool, very chunky original tracks, with fellow journeymen Vindata, Mark Johns, Four Color Zack and more coming along for the ride. Won’t you join them?
Listen to “Wait” feat Four Color Zack at Complex, and pre-order the full EP now!
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.
Gladiator are festival champs and production pros, bending genres and going big with remixes for Skrillex, Major Lazer and other dance titans. Kittens has nightlife on smash coast-to-coast as the first lady of Athletixx and an in-demand party starter in her own right. Now these FG favorites, LA neighbors and like-minded 90s babies link for the after midnight jam “Cute,” premiered on Complex and available now for free download at soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs. Check them both live this Halloween (10/31) rocking HARD Day Of The Dead at The Fairplex.
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.)
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’re back at Coachella this weekend and have added ANOTHER jam to our party itinerary! RSVP at jukely.com/casadelsol for Jukely’s free “Casa Del Sol” daytime pool party, programmed by FG and IHEARTCOMIX. Giraffage headlines Saturday’s soiree, and Sunday is an all FG fam affair featuring gLAdiator, Treasure Fingers, DJ Sliink, Madeaux, Leaf, Bosco and Yasi. We’re going zero to SPF100 real quick… you don’t wanna miss this one! Read More
We’re taking over the Heineken House at Coachella this month, programming a full day of FG DJs, family and friends each Friday of the fest (4/10 and 4/17). Peep the Coachella site for map and info and we’ll see you there! Find more on Twitter and IG at @Heineken_US and #HeinekenHouse, or visit the Heineken FB.
Miami! Each time we rock with ya it gets better and better. Check out the recap vid of our 2015 label showcase at Grand Central featuring A-Trak (with Chromeo bros in tow!), Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and our surprise guest Tchami. Peep photo galleries from Jake Pierce and RaRa Photgraphy on Facebook, we posted some of our favorite shots after the jump. Read More
Miami! We love you. We really do… so we’re back with another showcase smack in the middle of Ultra weekend, taking over our home away from home Grand Central for one more night of heavy duty party action. Look at that lineup of FG friends and fam! A-Trak, Martin Solveig, Tommy Trash, gLAdiator, Brenmar, Salva, Anna Lunoe, Nick Catchdubs, Shash’U, Sluggers and more. Get your advance tix while they last at foolsgoldrecs.com/miami and we’ll see you there…
To celebrate their upcoming Canada tour dates (dubbed “The Sweet Boys Weekender”) kicking off this Thursday, Fool’s Gold dance champs gLAdiator and Sleepy Tom have combined forces for new jam “Cruise Control.” The breakbeat-driven banger highlights the best of both artists’ hybrid styles, blending cheeky samples and boundless feel-good energy with ease. Download it now and check them together at Le Belmont in Montreal on Jan 22nd, Ritual Downstairs Lounge in Ottawa on Jan 23rd, and Marquee in Halifax on Jan 24th (where they will be joined by fellow beat kings Keys N Krates). Stay tuned for more music from these two throughout the year, starting with Sleepy Tom’s new single “Pusher” feat Anna Lunoe, out 1/27 on FG.