Happy birthday Sammy Bananas! We’re celebrating the occasion with new remixes of his age-appropriate sax-house banger “21” from LA king Brillstein and Bronx up ’n comer Bruckner. Bump ‘em loud in a queue near you, and check Sammy at Good Room on June 16th and BK Bowl on July 7th.
Sammy Bananas has been down with Fool’s Gold since day one. But on every release, NYC’s low-key party king still finds new ways to surprise, crafting cheeky-yet-chic house jams rinsed by DJ heroes from Soul Clap to Todd Edwards. “21” is Sammy’s most self-assured single to date, a no-guestlist anthem in the vein of Sagat’s “Funk Dat” and Lil Louis “Club Lonely.” ’90s inspired-basslines and MIDI sax riffs collide with the hilariously foulmouthed vocals of Nicky K, longtime Mistress Of Ceremonies and singer at the wildly popular private “theater of varieties” The Box. Crack a beer, crack a smile, and jack your body to this… no ID required.
Summer of Sammy! Brooklyn’s resident sax house maestro is back with “BLO,” his funkiest track yet – and the first in a series of singles leading up to SB’s debut full-length LP. This one’s a heater, flipping classic drum machine grooves and New Jack Swing snares for a new generation. B-side “Pal Sammy” keeps it cheeky on the late night tip, making this double-stuffed single a must have on warm weather playlists worldwide.
Grab it now on Fool’s Gold, and celebrate the release with Sammy at Trophy Bar in Brooklyn this Saturday, 7/9 with The Whooligan (Soulection) and more. Check the flyer after the jump!
Fool’s Gold redlines into spring with Night Shift, a 17 track compilation, of new dance music from the label’s latest signings and loudest family members. Since launching in 2007, the beloved Brooklyn indie founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs has pushed hybrid sounds to the forefront of the electronic scene. But Night Shift is the sound of a brand-new model year racing off the FG lot, shinier and heavier than ever. Listen to Night Shift now!
Friend connection! Sammy Bananas hooked up with DJ Lindsey for your new favorite summer jam, “Skyline.” Download the the smoothed out, 80s-inspired cut and get in on Sammy’s vinyl bootleg Kickstarter while it lasts!
Sammy B is back with another volume of his vinyl bootlegs series, flipping throwback jams in his inimitably funky style. Like last time, it’s a completely fan-funded affair you can support via Kickstarter for all kinda goodies. Do it! More official SB trax are on deck this year, along with tons of artist production and collaborations (like this Shyvonne track recently premiered by Fact).
In advance of his show this Friday at Good Room in BK with fellow funksters Gigamesh and Cassian, Sammy Bananas dropped off a new mix for the good people at Discobelle. Vibe out to it (sez one Soundclouder: “i could def fold 3,000 Abercrombie logo shirts to this jam”) and for more Sammy action, pick up his still-smoking Money Time EP on iTunes and everywhere fine digital music is sold.
On last year’s FG single “Money Time,” Sammy Bananas introduced the neo-diva vocals of Antony & Cleopatra to the world. They’ve just now reconnected in the form of “Sirens,” a chill house cut out now on iTunes. Stay tuned for more heat from all three!
Sammy Bananas has been out on the road in support of his current single “Money Time” (on iTunes now, nudge nudge, wink wink) but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been keeping busy in between gigs! Check out his latest bootleg, a housed-up rework of Rae Sremmurd’s ratchet ballad “No Type,” as well as a 45 minute mix for DC’s long-running Blisspop.
Sammy Bananas means business. This Fool’s Gold OG has proven himself as a master of the club jam, writing tunes that pay respect to dance music’s past while simultaneously charting it’s quirky, funky future. “Money Time” is his latest hybrid single, weaving vocals from new school divas Antony & Cleopatra over a chunky, pulsating slice of piano house. It’s as dancefloor (and dare we say, radio) ready as anything from the likes of Duke Dumont or Kiesza, but with a pleasantly odd heart that’s 100% Sammy. The remixes are no slouch either: peak-time heat from festival mainstay Wax Motif, jacking vibes courtesy Colorado’s Option4, and a wonky, unclassifiable bass version from Durkin that’s already a FG favorite, keeping this “Money Time” package paid in full.