Volume 2 of the FOOLCAST series comes from none other than our own Italian electro prodigy Congorock, but it’s not what you might expect. We listen to all kinds of stuff at FG HQ and want the FOOLCAST to reflect that – so we asked him to put together a mix of some of his punk and hardcore favorites that would show off a different side of his personality and keep things musically unpredictable on the blog.
Says Rocco: Hey brothers, here’s my hardcore punk mix for Fool’s Gold. I wanted to call it “The Furious Years” like something related to the past – its old stuff (nothing after 2003) that I listened to when I was younger. It was total fun working on this because I rediscovered music I didnt remember at all! I put some tracks from my old bands (La Quiete and Death Of Anna Karina), Steve Aoki sings on the This Machine Kills track (his old band), and there’s even a His Hero Is Gone track called “Fool’s Gold”. I hope you like it!
Download the podcast (and subscribe to the whole series to get future mixes as soon as they drop!) at iTunes or via your favorite RSS reader at the FG podcast page. Tracklist after the jump, more heat on the way!
This year’s edition of the Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular was our second consecutive year tearing down White Room in downtown Miami, and we finally got back all the pics and video documenting the fun-splosion. After a packed weekend of shows, we started the day bum rushing the Stones Throw pool party, killed a giant family dinner at the steakhouse, then hit the clurb. Along with all the FG fam rocking on stage (Sammy Bananas, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene and Nacho Lovers – who took over the whole side room for a night of deeeeeeep house and techno) we played host to special guests Steve Aoki, DJ Mehdi, a rare Annie Mac x Fake Blood tag team, and hometown hero Craze, who ended his set by rocking with A-Trak in an epic impromptu scratch session.
We went the whole night long, staying packed long after the other shows closed down (and gave us second and third winds as the party people trickled in). Check the pics and video after the jump, and Ian Meyer’s full photo gallery here. Also peep A-Trak and Mehdi’s solo blog recaps. Read More
Tomorrow (8.26) at Las Vegas’ Jet @ the Mirage, Fool’s Gold’s own Treasure Fingers and Nick Catchdubs will be spinning streetwear jamz at the Triple 5 Soul x Vapors x BPM party for the MAGIC tradeshow, alongside good buds Steve Aoki and Peanut Butter Wolf. It’s free with RSVP, so send em in!
We’ve been remiss in not shouting out the Hard LA festival, which pops off in a matter of weeks (July 19th!) at the Shrine Expo Center in LA. If you didn’t see the giant airplane ad flying over Coachella, or watched the festival’s Truckasaurus-worthy TV commercial, know this: it’s gonna be a MAJOR RAGER featuring N.E.R.D., MSTRKRFT, Spank Rock, and FG’s own Kid Sister, A-Trak, and LA Riots, along with Steve Aoki, Kill The Noise, Bloody Beetroots and a bunch of other fine folks. Get your advance tickets now. And stay hydrated!
The Fool’s Gold x Dim Mak “Screaming Bloody Murder” North American tour kicks off this Thursday, and in case the above trailer by the Thunder Horse bros didn’t make it crystal clear, we are coming to your town to EXPLODE YOUR BRAIN.
Live deejay musics from…A-Trak! Sinden! Steve Aoki! Sammy Bananas! Special motherfucking guests! Opening night is on 4/10 at Hiro Ballroom in NYC (check this FBI flyer courtesy of Mark Cobrasnake, who will be at Hiro snapping away), followed by bashes in Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco. Check all the dates and links to buy advance tickets after the jump. Read More
As you might have read, the second FG label tour is about to jump off this April – “Screaming Bloody Murder,” in conjunction with our pals at Dim Mak. Featuring headliners A-Trak, Sinden, and Steve Aoki, with Sammy Bananas kicking things off and special guests in each city, it’s going to be another major rager not to be missed. Read More