If what’s cooler than being cool is indeed ice cold, then A-Trak and Oliver have earned that distinction with their latest track, “Zamboni.” Named after that delightful ice cleaner of hockey lore, the tune is positioned to sweep floors with its throwback vibe. Equal parts funk and acid, the collab combines the unconventional edge of the Oliver boys with the Duck Sauce DJ’s dance sensibility and serves it up with 80s-flavored flare. A welcome studio reunion for the Fools Gold acts, their “Zamboni” will be available to ride on December 10th.
The latest track from the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse compilation series comes from none other than Gregori Klosman. The Frenchman is a beast on the creative frontier, and “Funk It” keeps his reputation alive and well. A clean trumpet sound is the featured backbone of this groovy record, accompanied with a fat, saturated bassline. Mr. Klosman has a crystal-clear instinct for experimenting with unconventional rhythm and meter, and demonstrates this gift flawlessly. This sound is sure to turn heads in the club, and better yet, it’s free for download.
In either a gesture of hometown goodwill or stamp of approval on the trap scene, Chicago techno legend Green Velvet has put his name and lyrics behind a Flosstradamus and Yellow Claw collab. Though Sir Curtis Jones can be heard spitting out his own rhymes on the tune, his influence ends with a reverb: Signed to Fool’s Gold, the track is undeniably trap. Or at least international trap. The Amsterdam party that is Bizzie, Jim Aasgier and Nizzle combined their genre-bending mentality with the Hoodie Boyz deep crates for the collab, creating something anthemic, edgy and a touch electro in the process. While the two minute preview rides high on anticipation and light on cookie cutter trap elements, these “Pillz” seem to be of the addictive variety: Come October 4th, expect an epidemic.
Anna Lunoe’s debut single “Breathe” comes following a long stint as a highly sought after collaborator and successful DJ. Her first solo output and release on Atrak’s Fool’s Gold Records, Lunoe pairs her own sultry vocals with proficient 90s dance charm. The track is a deep and darkly constructed blend of modern production trends with a classic house undercarriage that bobs and weaves with criminal intent. Dabs of deep house, early 90s rollerrink pop dance, and shifty bass lines establish a strong first foray into the production arena for the sex-fueled songstress.
The identity of RL Grime has long been known to be Henry Steinway of Clockwork fame, yet over the past year, his trap alter ego has seemingly taken on a life of its own. What started as an experimental side project led to Steinway topping the Beatport charts with his now-ubiquitous trap remix to Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction.” With his first RL Grime EP to date, Steinway unveils High Beams, a five-track assortment of various trap musings.
Fool’s Gold is ushering in summer with a release that invites listeners on a trip down a funked-out memory lane. The label has just released the Yesterday EP from the Brooklyn/LA duo Fifteenth, featuring six versions of the titular track. The house tune keeps it retro, resting on a saxy synth and sweet vocal listeners won’t soon forget. With a club mix, radio edit and dub mix that happily lacks step all staying fairly close to the mark, the EP features remixes from Funkin Matt, His Majesty Andre and Jerome LOL that take the tune into uncharted terrain as well. Perfect for a spin around the block on a ten-speed, the entire EP can be purchased now on iTunes.
Looking for some Seventies disco vibes with punchy riffage that’s right at home in the new wave of dance music? Then look no further than Solidisco’s latest original “Never Let You Go.” Delivered today as a free download from Fool’s Gold records, the track finds itself walking a fine line between new and old with a timeless vocal section and groovy bass that packs a sonic wallop. Crisp production matches the warm vinyl touch of disco, leaving behind a modern rendition of the inspired sounds of yore. Funky.
Acting as a continual curator of tastes with his now 17th episode of Fool’s Gold Radio, it’s no secret that A-Trak is somewhat of an electronic music aficionado. The monthly mixes fill every musical crevice with tracks of every genre. On this month’s episode, you’ll get to hear everything from underground sensations like Boddika, to up-and-coming stars like Codes. The show also features Disclosure’s knockout single “White Noise” and Dennis Ferrer’s chart-topping Beatport release of Nick Curly’s “Underground.” If you feel your library is looking kind of dull these days, use this mix to color your musical palette.
As one of the most revered hip-hop producers of our day, Just Blaze has produced for Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Cam’ron, and many more. You may also recognize him from his signature opening tag, “Just Blaaaze.” After a decade of giving rappers a rhythm to versify, the maestro that helped make Joe Budden relevant has joined the EDM ranks; where producers put their name in front of tracks – not just in the credits. A long time fan of house music, Just Blaze has been a staple at Fool’s Gold events for months and now has his own dance-focused EP on the way. Sampling his piano riff from “Exhibit C” with Jay Electronica, “Exhibit J” previews the easy-going house vibes we can expect. Catch the hip-hop icon live as he tours with Baauer across North America the next two months.
LA-based producer Carnage is the latest DJ to jump head first into the electronic sounds of trap music. After topping the charts of Hype Machine with his numerous Festival Trap Bootlegs, he is back with his official debut release via Fool’s Gold Records. The Bang! Single EP is accompanied by two other tracks, “Kat!e” featuring Chicago’s underground Katie Got Bandz as well as the instrumental version of “Kat!e.”
The three track compilation highlights Carnage’s eerie trap tendencies, giving producers some new trap instrumentals to loop into their sets. “Bang!” opens with some wobbling synths before Carnage adds grasping 808s to create an entirely instrumental slow-building production. Click below the break to listen to “Bang!.”