Vol 3 kicks off with Baxta’s awesomely shuffling “Whateva” and proceeds to bounce everywhere from high powered house tracks like Mason’s “Get It Together” and Vin Sol’s “Sensuous Blaqq,” to half time chunkers like Mr Mitch’s “Zippo” and 813’s apocolyptic trunk rattler “Sanctum,” and totally unclassifiable, thoroughly awesome cuts like Astronomar’s “Hacksaw.” Dig in to these jams now, and stay tuned for the next ones…
(Grab Vol. 1 and Vol.2 now on iTunes, Beatport and all other digital retailers for big tunes from Flosstradamus and Baauer, Wax Motif, Starkey, XXXChange, His Majesty Andre, Anna Lunoe and more!
Our homies at Black Scale spilled the beans on the forthcoming FG x BS capsule collection, featuring the long-awaited ILLEGAL snapback and tees, and a Danny Brown shirt emblazoned with the MC’s signature grin.
Check the pieces after the jump, and stay tuned for release dates and purchase details. We’ll be celebrating in SF on Friday, August 10th at Sloane with DJ sets from A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol – get advance tickets now at blackscalexfoolsgold.eventbrite.com. Read More
Our buds Vin Sol and 5kin&Bone5 have launched a new label called Soo Wavey, kicking things off with a stripped-down “Rhythm Tracks” release of Roland drum machines gone mad. Grab it on iTunes, Beatport and everywhere else fine digital music is sold, and if you’re in San Francisco tomorrow, check Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia DJing alongside Vin and 5kin&Bone5 at the release party, going down at 222 Hyde.
Jokers Of The Scene, Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol will be getting groovy all evening (with bud Paul Devro kicking it all off early) and the whole shebang is FREE with RSVP at danceright.net. See you there…
For the past few years, Jokers Of The Scene have ranked amongst the brightest, weirdest lights of Canada’s dance music renaissance. Between their Fool’s Gold originals and their enviably deep remixography (including a droning take on Salem’s “Asia” that turned ears to putty and blogs to cinders mere weeks ago), the duo have passed on a “signature sound” to craft an unpredictable approach that’s as cerebral as it is speaker-decimating.
DJ Booth and Chameleonic have ransacked decades of electronic history to build music from the future. Their latest mutation, “Joking Victim,” blends cinematic synth melodies – think Tangerine Dream or Vangelis at their moodiest, or the Jokers’ own ambient soundtrack for the “Bright Lights Big City” art installation that took over Toronto’s CN Tower late last year – with heavy, Detroit-style drum programming and a club throb that is 100% JOTS. Whether delivered as a bombastic intro track, set closer or soaring peak-time call to arms, “Joking Victim” simply cannot be denied.
If the nine-and-a-half hypnotic minutes of the original weren’t enough, the “Joking Victim” remixes also rank among the most unique in the FG catalog. DFA maestro Shit Robot makes a beeline for the darkly funky melodies the Jokers only hinted at, flipping the track into an industrial disco opus, while SF producer / DJ / cratedigger supreme Vin Sol turns the tempo down (and the cowbell up) for his delicious, boogie rock-influenced “Trocadero Mix.” Each version is like nothing you might have expected, but isn’t that the whole point? Keep your antennae locked in to JOTS’ wavelength for whatever surprise comes next…
Thanks to everyone who braved the elements with us last Sunday for “Pool’s Gold” at the Jelly Pool Party, and came out soggy-but-smiling on the other end after rocking with Chromeo, Kid Sister, The Suzan and Telephoned.