Usher “Climax (Flosstradamus & Diplo Remix)”

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

Check Flosstradamus’ Soundcloud to hear their spin on Usher’s Diplo-produced slowjam, which they crafted in the studio with the man himself.

Grab Flosstradamus’ Jubilation EP now, and stay tuned for more new joints from these guys very soon…

Dave Tompkins “How To Wreck A Nice Beach” Book + 7″ In-Store And Online

Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

The latest item to hit the Fool’s Gold webstore (and our retail headquarters on 536 Metropolitan Ave in BK) is a special edition book / 7″ vinyl combo package of author Dave Tompkins’ How To Wreck A Nice Beach. Grab it now!

This respected music journalist and bugged out prose purveyor spent years tracing the history of electronic voices from World War II laboratories to 80s synth music to cell phones. With interview subjects ranging from Ramellzee to T-Pain (and of course our own P-Thugg dropping vocoder science), this fascinating, lovingly researched and entertainingly written book is a must. The expanded softcover edition comes complete with a bonus color vinyl 7″ single of vocoder jams from Dave’s personal collection.

If you’re in NYC this weekend, see Dave talk 808s and no-wave at the Unsound Festival. Read More

Marc McNairy ♥s Danny Brown

Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

When he’s not designing camo bucks for Bathing Ape or, y’know, being named GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer, Marc McNairy is listening to a whooooole lot of Danny Brown. He’s a superfan, as this new shirt (entitled, naturally, the Cool Ranch Doritos T) from his New Amsterdam collection will attest. Pick one up while they last.

Surkin “Never Let Go (A-Trak Remix)”

Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

Head over to iTunes to grab the new LP of club mixes Surkin commissioned from his pals. Everybody from Rustie to Brodinski has their way with tunes from the USA album, including our own A-Trak, who whipped up a chunky take on “Never Let Go,” which you can check below. Lezdooit!

Telephoned “Switchboard” 1 Year Anniversary + Benefit This Tuesday

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

Telephoned is DJ/producer Sammy Bananas and singer Maggie Horn, a dynamic duo specializing in unique covers, unexpected pop jams and general good times. Switchboard sees the group turning that vibe into a monthly NYC party with remix and remake-heavy sets from their friends and fam (and themselves, of course), featuring everything from The Suzan gleefully bashing away on a Miike Snow song to Nick Catchdubs dropping a set of ’80s-jacking Bad Boy hits.

You don’t want to miss out this Tuesday (April 17th), when Telephoned celebrates the party’s one year anniversary at Drom on Avenue A. They’ll be performing alongside Mattie Safer and Party Supplies, while Nick Catchdubs, Autobot of Flosstradamus, DJ Wonder and Musa throw down DJ sets. The night is also a fundraiser for CCFA, an Crohns and colitis research organization that Maggie will be running a half marathon for this summer (more information and links to donate here). Good tunes, good cause… we’ll see you there! Check the full flyer after the jump. Read More

Childish Gambino feat. Kendrick Lamar & Danny Brown “You Know Me (Remix) (Live At Coachella)”

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

During his main stage Coachella performance this weekend, Childish Gambino brought out tourmate Danny Brown and fellow festival performer Kendrick Lamar to do their remix of his track “You Don’t Know Me,” check it out. Hit the events page for more Danny / Gambino dates near you.

Fool’s Gold Coachella Day Party This Sunday: A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown + More!

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

It’s that time of year again… we’re throwing a daytime bash for all the party people headed to Palm Springs this weekend for Coachella. It’s going down this Sunday, April 15th as part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s Music Mansion. Update: added some big gunz to the lineup in the form of Flying Lotus and Oliver, who’ll be joining Daniel LeDisko, Nick Hook of Cubic Zirconia, (Thee) Mike B and a special tag team DJ set from label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Woah!

It’s all FREE with your RSVP over at hardrockhotelmusicmansion.com, do not sleep. Check the full flyer after the jump. Read More

Rappin Ass Thursdays #61

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 by Nick Catchdubs

Been too long… here’s some raps (and a zip with everything if yer lazy). Read More

Fool’s Gold x Starter Snapbacks Available For Preorder

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

Oh snap! We teased our new Starter snapbacks on Instagram a while back, and now they’re available for you to preorder from the FG webstore (hats expected to ship May 1st). Act fast, these won’t be around long. More pics after the jump. Read More

Sammy Bananas “La Musica”

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 by Mr Goldbar

Hot off the heels of his “I Do” and “Work Out” remakes, Sammy works his mad science on French Montana and Harry Fraud’s NYC anthem, turning it into something much weirder, faster and funkier. Download it now, and check Sammy getting down at Telephoned’s 1 year Switchboard anniversary next week (more on that later…)