Smalltown DJs are Canada’s reigning champions of fun, bass-heavy house, melding the energy of outdoor festivals like Shambala with the diverse sound they cultivated at their legendary Hifi Club in Calgary. Dances With White Girls is the infamous LA-via-Philly producer and vocalist crafting absurdist anthems with everyone from Chris Lake to Pitbull (while dropping knowledge hourly as your favorite artist’s favorite Tweeter). We’re beyond excited to bring these two forces together for the first time on the Bad Behaviour EP, featuring the bumping title track with SkiiTour and the quirky club jam “What’s Your Poison.” Listen up!
Smalltown DJs are Canada’s reigning champions of fun, bass-heavy house, melding the energy of outdoor festivals like Shambala with the diverse sound they cultivated at their legendary Hifi Club in Calgary. Dances With White Girls is the infamous LA-via-Philly producer and vocalist crafting absurdist anthems with everyone from Chris Lake to Pitbull (while dropping knowledge hourly as your favorite artist’s favorite Tweeter). We’re beyond excited to bring these two forces together for the first time, starting with “What’s Your Poison,” a quirky and crazed slice of dance music that could only exist on Fool’s Gold. Listen up!
Smalltown DJs head for the stars on “Erased The Night,” a 120 Minutes-worthy slice of funky, electronic indie pop featuring vocals from Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene, Reverie Sound Revue). This Canadian threesome share an affinity for all the good things in this world — drum machines, love songs, hockey — and their effortless collaboration on “Erased The Night” scratches our new wave itch like nothing else on the label. (And in proper b-side style, the Smalltown boys flex their decades of party know-how with a beefy, dubbed out “Club Mix” of “Erased The Night” on the flip.) Grab your Wayfarers and cruise out to this.
Do Androids Dance just premiered the music video for Smalltown DJ’s ace Clubhouse collab with Lisa Lobsinger, “See Thru.” Watch the bittersweet adventures of a helmeted couple above and get “See Thru” on iTunes now with remixes from Thugli, Astronomar & Wuki and more.
Smalltown DJs and Lisa Lobsinger’s jam “See Thru” is the Clubhouse cut so nice we had to drop it twice! This time Neighbour goes in for a humid, ’80s inspired synth treatment while The Slow Waves take the song into hypnotic half-time rock territory. Combined with the genre-less original and still-smoking remixes from Thugli and Astronomar & Wuki, this expanded “See Thru” re-release makes for one of Summer’s truly must-have EPs. Get it now at foolsgoldrecs.com/clubhouse.
Tacos, tequila, tinnitus… SXSW traditions run deep! But fans in the know look forward to the annual Fool’s Gold bash more than anything else. It’s not a showcase, it’s a party! For this year’s edition, we’ve got the debut live performance of Low Pros (aka A-Trak and Lex Luger) with crazy special guests including Migos, Travi$ Scott, and Que, 100s, Black Atlass, Nick Catchdubs, gLAdiator, World’s Fair, Treasure Fingers, GrandeMarshall, DaVinci & Sweet Valley, Smalltown DJs and more. It all goes down on Friday, 3/14 at Empire Garage (606 E. 7th St) in Austin, TX as part of the Austin Party Weekend series of trailblazing label showcases. The Fool’s Gold party is free with SXSW badge, and there will be limited $10 tickets available at the door. Check austinpartyweekend.com for all the info, and we’ll see you there!
Smalltown DJs understand the physics of party music better than almost anyone on the planet. (What else would you expect from two selectors who actually built their own nightclub?) Their energetic, inventive sets have taken the duo around the globe, and their original productions are spun by the likes of A-Trak, Diplo, Annie Mac and more. Yet even veterans are able to surprise, and Smalltown’s latest, “See Thru,” is a true revelation of a tune. Grab it now from foolsgoldrecs.com/clubhouse!
This hybrid jam, built around the soulful vocals of Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene), manages to feel equally at home slamming a club’s main floor or anchoring an after party playlist. Is it nu-disco? Moombahton? EDM indie rock? (And where do the bugged out remixes from Thugli and Astronomar & Wuki fit?) All we know is that you won’t hear songs like these anywhere else, making them perfect additions to the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse.
From the wilds of Calgary come Pete and Mike, the vinyl cowboys known to party connoisseurs the world over as Smalltown DJs. For their contribution to our esteemed Foolcast series, they’ve whipped up a non stop mix of blends ‘n more, just like the good ole days. Enjoy!
Subscribe to the Foolcast via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader at the main Foolcast page, where you can also download the mix directly (right click and save-as). Tracklist after the jump. You can also grab some of the mashes in DJ friendly format on the Smalltown Soundcloud.