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!
Ecstasy Hot Line is the newest single from NYC DJ/producer and Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs, taken from his upcoming UFO LP. Featuring Nasty Nigel of Queens rap collective World’s Fair (who has been working a steady side hustle as a skilled DJ in the city’s underground house and techno parties), the duo pay tribute to chemically-enhanced dance music and glowstick energy from all eras. With a music video featuring xeroxed party flyers come to life, Ecstasy Hot Line is a strobe-lit snapshot of the hybrid party vibes and cut-and-paste electronics of Nick’s latest full-length. Listen Now!
Before the release of their debut album next week, World’s Fair, who were recently pegged as “one of New York’s best kept secrets” by FACT, are back today to share one more new single. “Dundas Street West” finds Nasty Nigel and Cody B. Ware joined by Freaky Franz of hardcore titans Turnstile. The track is a bass-pounding lyrical exercise that showcases the group’s ability to tackle and conquer any kind of beat and give it a quintessential New York twist. Listen up!
World’s Fair are back to share a new single. “Win4” feat. Jeff Donna, Cody B. Ware & Nasty Nigel follows the release of their first single “Elvis’ Flowers (on my grave)” and the announcement of World’s Fair’s debut album New Lows. “Win4” showcases Jeff Donna, Cody B. Ware and Nasty Nigel all flexing their lyrical prowess in an aggressive ode to New York. The album, due this spring via Fool’s Gold, finds the Queens-based rap collective growing significantly from their 2013 mixtape Bastards of the Party. Listen here!
World’s Fair are New York. Not just the location, though no one is better equipped to rep their hometown than this collective from Queens. They are the dirt, dreams and neon, the sound of hard days and endless nights… but New York has never sounded quite like this. Since their debut tape Bastards Of The Party, WF have taken their time crafting an ambitious, future-minded album worthy of the unique personalities of Remy Banks, Nasty Nigel, Cody B Ware, Prince SAMO, Jeff Donna and Lansky Jones. “Elvis’ Flowers (on my grave)” is the warning siren: chopped up vocals and frantic breakbeats from Black Noi$e and NoLife meet adrenaline-laced bars, all building to an ecstatic, break-of-dawn bass release. Play it loud, get into some trouble, and get ready for more.
Hey kids, physical media! The people asked for Catchdini’s album IRL and we obliged. (We’ll let the man himself take it from here…)
About a year ago I put out my album Smoke Machine, and people kept hitting me up about pressing it on CD ever since. So in place of a cake, we’ll celebrate with twelve tracks on compact disc, along with the More Smoke remix EP as a bonus, extra illustrations from cover artist Niv Bavarsky, and some shout-outs and hidden messages. Get your copy now at the FG store, and geek on some liner notes while you’re at it! Read More