Now in its 19th iteration, Fool’s Gold Radio has been a must listen podcasts every month since its inception. On Number 19, A-Trak hands the decks over to Fool’s Gold partner-in-crime Nick Catchdubs who does the Fool’s Gold Radio name proud with 21 track burner of jacking bass. Jumping into the mix with Sammy Bananas’ bootleg of Justin Timberlake’s “Let the Groove In,” Bart B More’s “Jack,” and Tracques’ “In the Morning,” Catchdubs sets a frenetic tone early on. Bouncy electro is matched with cuts from Rustie, Bare, and UZ — delivering something noticeably heavier than A-Trak’s usual outputs.
Arguably the most ubiquitous and multi-faceted DJs in the biz, A-Trak, Skrillex, and Diplo aim to bring you the “Weirdest Night Ever” tonight at 8PM PST from an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Hosted as a live stream on the ‘Potato Will Eat You’ Youtube channel, the event boasts an album listening party along with a Q&A for the latest Major Lazer release, “Free the Universe.” Without concrete details besides a “karaoke extravaganza” spotlighting special guests, we can only deduce that this late night cabaret will be weird indeed.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
It’s tough being a Canadian sometimes. While bustling with fresh talent, our producers are frequently mistaken for our neighbours to the south. Of course, we are often too polite to cause a scene but it’s due time that we shine a light on our accomplished artists and let the world know we hamper more musical scope than just the Biebs. Canada has a vast EDM scene comparable, if not better, to metropolitans in the US, and we are mighty proud of it.
As opposed to beach or desert festivals, we have outdoor blizzard raves fit with ice sculptures and snow huts, like Igloofest in Montreal and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto. Frankly, if you’re not putting on neon snowpants and toques to go rave in the snow, you’re doing it wrong. We also enjoy getting lost in dense Canadian forests at Shambhala and celebrating our Nation’s birthday at Escapade. Our clubs like Flames Central in Calgary are named after hockey teams, and we are home to the one and only EDMonton. The Guvernment Toronto is constantly hailed by DJs for having the best crowds, while Celebrities Vancouver is in one of the best cities in the world. We grew up on MuchDance compilation albums and Rick Campanelli interviews. Last but not least, we have developed a fair amount of respected producers, the frontrunners listed below.
For those in the know, the Red Bull Guest House (aka the Dream South Beach Hotel on every other week of the year) was a WMC hot spot this year for catching marquee talents in an intimate setting populated by sunbathing models and A-list onlookers. With eye-opening lineups featuring the likes and labels of Skrillex, A-Trak, and Boys Noize, the poolside performance spot mostly catered to more new-school genres like electro, dubstep and trap over the course of the past week.
A-Trak returns to the decks with his latest episode of the Short Cuts series. This time the technical mastermind chops up his collaboration with Tommy Trash on “Tuna Melt” – leaving us asking the question “Why isn’t A-Trak the number 1 DJ on the planet?” There’s nothing quite like seeing a turntablist do their thing… especially when some artists can’t even beatmatch.
A-Trak’sFool’s Gold Radio is back for its 18th episode and features the eclectic mixture of music that has drawn upon my attention since its inception. In usual fashion, this roller coaster ride of music features a little bit of everything for everyone’s liking. You get remixes from Jack Beats and Les Rythmes Digitales on popular A-Trak collaborations “Landline” and “Tuna Melt.” Drake and Kendrick Lamar make their hip hop presence, although with reworks from Funkystepz Shapeshift and JayCeeOh. And of course your dose of nu-disco from Moon Boots’ remix to Bondax’s “Gold” and tech house from Chocolate Puma on “Get the Bone.” The Fool’s Gold label boss delivers a stellar monthly mix as always and continues to be the taste maker that he is.
Last December A-Trak unleashed his highly anticipated Tuna Melt EP to outstanding reviews and much-deserved praise. The Fool’s Gold imprint featured a four-song extended play capturing the essence of A-Trak’s refreshingly unique hip-hop infused electro style. The title track, a collaboration with Tommy Trash, is joined by “Landline” featuring trap masters GTA, “Jumbo” featuring bass-heavy Galantis and “Disco Nap” featuring 80s-influenced Oliver.
Today, the remix package is finally available for purchase and includes a seven piece deluxe assisted by Grandtheft, Les Rhythmes Digitales, Q-Bert, Funkin Matt, Jack Beats and The Partysquad, each providing a distinguished flare. Also included is a revamped version of “Landline,” which you might recognize from Adidas Originals’ campaign showcasing urban lifestyle at its finest. The remix package brings the EP to new heights, once again crowning Fool’s Gold as the King of electro groove.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Skrillex, Pasquale Rotella, Dillon Francis.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.