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!.”
After previewing the elusive track more than two months ago, Tommy Trash has finally released “Truffle Pig.” The bouncy, nu-disco tinged tune is one of his most unique productions to date. Trash’s signature scintillating build is layered with funky vocal samples and gleaming synths, while the minimal electro drop is a welcome change from the Aussie. While topping “Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost)” seemed a near unfathomable feat, “Truffle Pig” gives the track a run for its money. “Truffle Pig” is Trash’s first solo release on Fools Gold Records, and is available on Beatport today.
After bringing you the video preview just last week, A-Trak and Dillon Francis released their latest collaboration, “Money Makin’,” today on Fool’s Gold Records. The track incorporates a funky electronic baseline and a bouncy synth that gets more playful as the song progresses. All in all, “Money Makin’” is a upbeat, danceable tune that should get its fair-share of airplay this summer. Check after the break for the official music video and be sure to book your cabin to see both DJ on Holy Ship 2013.
Just released on Fool’s Gold Records, A-Trak and DJ Zinc bring us their newest work “Stingray.” A nice variation from the standard progressive tunes that are starting to dominate the EDM landscape, “Stingray” pushes the limits with its unique yet addicting sound. Somewhere between funky house and fidget, DJ Zinc dubs his new sound crack house. For those of you who love EDM but like hearing something a little different from straight progressive once in a while, this is for you.
A-Trak & Zinc – Stingray
Bonus: Click after the break to hear the dubstep remix from Benga (more…)