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.
Standout track: “MYNC – Searching (Benson & Motez Remix)”
Full tracklist after the break.
With the Nomads EP, Flosstradmus and DJ Sliink’s sample-laden big room trap style provides theme music for an 808 generation. “Can you count, suckers? I say the future is ours, if you can count!” Paying homage to cult-classic in cinema, “CROWD CTRL” excerpts the opening sequence to The Warriors. The 1979 Sol Yurick adaptation follows the misadventures of lost youth in the neon underground of New York City. If that doesn’t embody Flosstradamus’s contra-branded verboten temperament, I don’t know what does. Floss and Sliink further placate rowdy ruffians of the Millennial Generation with “Test Me” and UZ’s own cradle-rocking rendition. Can you dig it?
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.
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.
A-Trak’s Fool’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.
Swedish producer Carli Löf makes his debut on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold imprint with the release of the disco-electro crossover “Look Up.” From the first bar you think the track is going to hold its ground as a traditional nu-disco release – featuring a soulful vocal segment and groovy rhythm. It’s not until the break down that you realize you’re listening to a certified electro banger. If you’re a DJ looking to get the party started, this track is proper rave ammunition. Click through for a listen.
Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein (or just Oliver to most) have just released their latest work, Mechanical EP. Man, you are in for quite the treat. In the last several years, Los Angeles has gained recognition as the unofficial capital of a certain nu-disco and tropical sound championed by artists like Oliver, Goldroom, Zimmer, Plastic Plates, Penguin Prison, The Magician, Aeroplane, Flight Facilities — the list goes on. As this diverse and accessible sound continues to grow, we believe these artists will really start to get the recognition they’ve deserved. This starts with Mechanical EP.
Grandtheft caught our attention with his remix Calvin Harris‘ infamous “Sweet Nothing” alongside Diplo last year. The 2012 hit, featuring the soulful vocals of Florence Welch, received reworks from the likes of Tiesto and Qulinez, but Diplo and Grandtheft’s trap rendition stole the spotlight. Now the Canadian producer is back at it, giving listeners another remix driven by the pitch-down drum kicks of trap.
His latest remix is a rework of A-Trak and Tommy Trash‘s “Tuna Melt,” and was released after the Fool’s Gold head honcho — A-Trak — reached 300k twitter followers Friday. Grandtheft’s remix of the already grinding electro track tones down the tempo, before slapping listeners in face with hip-hop infused bass drops. A complete turn around from the original, the “Tuna Melt” remix is another huge output from the rising producer.
Click below the break for the free download.
A-Trak‘s highly anticipated Tuna Melt EP finally graces our ears today, December 4. Out on his co-owned imprint Fool’s Gold, the four-song Extended Play gives listeners precisely crafted tracks dripping in A-Trak‘s hip-hop infused electro flavor.
Tuna Melt starts off with the title track — a collaboration with Tommy Trash – the synth-driven tune unloads a vibrating bassline midway through before being met with an echoing vocal. An obvious club banger, “Tuna Melt” launches the short-lived EP with pushing electro vibes. “Landline” comes up next featuring the production talent of GTA. The track begins with more melodic tones before GTA‘s trap tendencies take shape. “Jumbo” featuring Galantis adds surging bass riffs and muted kick drums to form an electro beat with hard-rock edges. Finally, “Disco Nap” finishes out Tuna Melt and moves into 80s vibes with escalating piano chords and diving synths, completing an EP impossible to categorize.
A-Trak effortlessly creates another acclaimed output to close 2012 with a boom, click below the break to listen.