Fool’s Gold Radio is back with their 23rd installment, mixed by Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs. One of many things that this “tastemaker label” excels in is its keen ability to create masterfully mixed sets with incredible assortments of innovative sounds. But what else would you expect from a business run by a couple of the best technical DJ’s out there? Nick starts this episode with the recently released “Radio Stereo” by Fool’s Gold’s own Duck Sauce. He quickly shifts gears into electro mode with various tunes by Nom De Strip, GTA and Crookers. Nick keeps the energy high at the halfway point with some hip-hop and twerk music with the help of Grandtheft & Smalltown DJ’s. Finishing off this saga, he dishes out a great selection of up beat dance club tunes, including those by Lxury and Feed Me & Crystal Fighters.Posted by
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.Posted by
Fool’s Gold and Kill The Noise have recently set free a couple of re-cap videos from Electric Zoo, and if you weren’t in attendance this year, these clips will help give you an idea of what you missed. KTN’s clip features him performing live on stage, meeting up with Skrillex backstage, and shaking hands with fans at the Sirius XM tent that was conveniently located adjacent to Main Stage West.
Fool’s Gold’s video is similar, but showcases clips of A-Trak, Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, Araabmuzik, Congorock, DJ Sliink, Green Lantern, Just Blaze, Nick Catchdubs, Oliver and RL Grime. What was unique about Riverside- Fool’s Gold Clubhouse tent was that it was three-dimensional, and fans had the opportunity to pick up a pair of their own 3-D glasses to experience the music much more tangibly. Relive segments of Electric Zoo through the eyes of Kill The Noise and Fool’s Gold, with more to come in the future. (more…)Posted by
Fool’s Gold is bringing an all-star Sunday Funday to Los Angeles this November 10th. The Fool’s Gold Day Off will return for free with RSVP and boasts an already impressive line up including A-Trak, Danny Brown, Kill the Noise and more.
There are some serious notable hip-hop names on the Day Off lineup like the wild but undoubtedly talented Danny Brown and the whiz kid and Kanye prodigy, Travis Scott. As per usual, Fool’s Gold perfects the balance between the hip-hop and dance worlds and will bring co-captains A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs along with dubstep firepower Kill the Noise to the decks as well.
Though the show is free with RSVP, limited space is available, so sign up today and clear your calendar for Fool’s Gold Day Off.
During CMJ’s massive week in New York, while many of the music events were spaced evenly across Manhattan, Brooklyn’s Output held a showcase of Nick Catchdubs’ and A-Trak’s project, the amazing Fool’s Gold record label. A perfect venue in the label’s own backyard, Output welcomed the a cozy crowd unlike the usual CMJ fare – underdressed non-industry types there to enjoy a good time for the artists’ music. With a brisk wind whistling from the East River, New Yorkers who were lucky enough to attend the show were treated to multiple eclectic sets that spanned several genres, each no more than 2 hours long. (more…)Posted by
After playing host to some incredible artists on day two of Electric Zoo, the head honcho of Fool’s Gold finally stepped behind the tables of the packed Riverside Clubhouse. The tent featured 3D visuals on the massive LED screens across the entire stage, for those who had previously picked up special glasses earlier in the day. For those who hadn’t done so, the light show was still impressive and when paired with A-Trak’s deftness on the decks, the overall experience was something epic to behold.
When it comes to refreshing productions, A-Trak has the Midas touch. Every single original or remix that he’s released in the last 6 months has been impossibly funky. From his unbelievable remix of Kavinsky’s “Oddlook” to his disco-tinged touches on Phoenix’s “Trying To Be Cool,” the Fool’s Gold frontman has managed to evolve without ever compromising his style. Taking on Jack Beats for the second volume of their Remixed series, A-Trak set his sights on interspersing hip hop spirit with the techno soul of “Just a Beat,” shifting the mix into a scatterbrained mess of chirpy synths and tempo shifts.Posted by
Electric Zoo ’13 Artist Spotlight: A-Trak’s concrete jungle; hip-hop stars emerge as Zoo’s urban animals
Electric Zoo; the festival name itself draws imagery of wildlife illuminated neon with its mainstay headliners such as Tiësto and Armin van Buuren as the electronic lions. On day two, however, A-Trak shifts gears and takes the electric zoo into a concrete jungle fitting for its host city. The long-time Kanye West partner will be using his Fool’s Gold brand and its street-friendly aura to bring Electric Zoo the true soul of New York City, ditching the bright blue gorillas and green rabbits for a crew of urban animals.
Last year it was Dillon Francis who stole the spotlight at the same stage and brought the then-fashionable moombahton to the forefront, but A-Trak will be giving hip-hop a home this time around, calling on Just Blaze, Green Lantern, and Araabmuzik; some of the genre’s biggest producers with undisputed pasts, veteran DJ experience, and tested-and-proven success amongst dance music’s festival circuit.
Oliver have held a well-deserved place in the sun since the release of their memorable Mechanical EP at the beginning of this year, and they’ve now offered up a taste of their visual aesthetics with the release of their music video for one of the tracks off the EP, “Night Is On My Mind.” The Fool’s Gold mainstays bring together an odd couple old man and young woman through light up shoes and disco beats.Posted by
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.