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.
We brought the whole Fool’s Gold Sound Machine down to Miami for another epic DAY OFF! Rain or shine, it was a litstravaganza for the ages. A-Trak and Mannie Fresh B2B, bringing out 2 Chainz and Juvenile? Flosstradamus preaching turn-up gospel to the South Florida HDYNATION congregation, complete with Travis Porter on some live “Drop Top”? Not to mention Alison Wonderland and Laidback Luke throwing down intense DJ sets, Vic Mensa and Towkio repping SAVEMONEY onstage (and in the crowd), and Denzel Curry, D.R.A.M., Rome Fortune and tons more keeping it sweaty all day long.
We’ve been rolling out promo DJ mixes for all our #FGDAYOFF shows this year, here’s a handy post with all of ’em to get you caught up before this Saturday’s season-closing bash at Stubb’s in Austin (tix available now!)
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
Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe’s electrifying collab “Pusher” has been lighting up festivals around the globe (and steadily climbing Shazam’s Trending charts) since it’s release early this year. We’re excited to give the song a new push (*ahem*) just in time for all your Summer party needs, backed by crazy remixes from Branchez, Jesse Slayter and Costello. Tropical breaks, uber-funky sub bass, relentless techno… we’ve got you covered! Get the remix EP on iTunes now.
Sleepy Tom rings in his second year of Pillowcasting with a brand new mix. Lucky number 13 features fresh cuts from the FG fam, Sleepy Tom remix faves, and a ton of other uptempo surprises (not to mention a snazzy new cover illustration from somehoodlum). Check it out! And be sure to grab ST’s collab with Anna Lunoe “Pusher,” which continues its global domination of your earholes as we speak…
Nobody is better at capturing all the different #feels of electronic dance music these days than our dude Sleepy Tom. Check out his latest banger, a wonderfully chunky remix of Zed’s Dead “Bustamove,” and download his latest Pillowcast mix (#12! Happy Birthday Pillowcast!) for even more tunes.
Fool’s Gold family Sleepy Tom and Anna Lunoe combine forces on “Pusher” to give festival‐grade dance music a sorely needed dose of magical realism. ST manages to grow exponentially more awesome as a producer with each new release, composing a crystalline jungle of synth builds and hooting percussion for “Pusher,” topped by a heart‐stopping, theme park‐worthy drop. Meanwhile, Anna provides soaring, moody verses that showcase exactly why she’s become such a stand‐out voice in a sea of homogenous electro. Together, this duo has managed to craft one of the most triumphant records of this young year. Keep on! Get “Pusher” now on iTunes and everywhere digital music is sold.
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.
Birthday boy Sleepy Tom kicks ’15 off with a new edition of his Pillowcast mix series, featuring all types of jumpin music, slick DJs, fog machines and laser rays… check it out on Mixcloud and catch up on some previous Pillowcasts after the jump. Stay tuned for ST’s new single on Fool’s Gold later this month!