Posted on Feb 15th, 2011 by Mr Goldbar
After the OG version vocodered its way into your heart on the Fool’s Gold Vol 1 compilation, it was only natural that Sammy Bananas’ debut solo track (that’s him singing!) “Move Your Body” gets the proper FG single treatment, which you can pick up now on Beatport.
“Move Your Body” comes backed by remixes from Cassian (whose disco take is already getting BBC radio love), Smalltown Romeo and Toy Selectah, who flips the synth pop workout into a signature “Ravertron” version, complete with new vocals en espanol (again, with Sammy B on the m-i-c). With the whole world going cumbia / moombahton crazy, what better time for some plantain vibes of our own? Preview Toy’s mix on RCRD LBL and be sure to cop all the other versions on the single.
Posted on Nov 30th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
For the past few years, Jokers Of The Scene have ranked amongst the brightest, weirdest lights of Canada’s dance music renaissance. Between their Fool’s Gold originals and their enviably deep remixography (including a droning take on Salem’s “Asia” that turned ears to putty and blogs to cinders mere weeks ago), the duo have passed on a “signature sound” to craft an unpredictable approach that’s as cerebral as it is speaker-decimating.
DJ Booth and Chameleonic have ransacked decades of electronic history to build music from the future. Their latest mutation, “Joking Victim,” blends cinematic synth melodies – think Tangerine Dream or Vangelis at their moodiest, or the Jokers’ own ambient soundtrack for the “Bright Lights Big City” art installation that took over Toronto’s CN Tower late last year – with heavy, Detroit-style drum programming and a club throb that is 100% JOTS. Whether delivered as a bombastic intro track, set closer or soaring peak-time call to arms, “Joking Victim” simply cannot be denied.
If the nine-and-a-half hypnotic minutes of the original weren’t enough, the “Joking Victim” remixes also rank among the most unique in the FG catalog. DFA maestro Shit Robot makes a beeline for the darkly funky melodies the Jokers only hinted at, flipping the track into an industrial disco opus, while SF producer / DJ / cratedigger supreme Vin Sol turns the tempo down (and the cowbell up) for his delicious, boogie rock-influenced “Trocadero Mix.” Each version is like nothing you might have expected, but isn’t that the whole point? Keep your antennae locked in to JOTS’ wavelength for whatever surprise comes next…
Posted on Nov 16th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
Since the release of his debut single “Cross The Dancefloor,” Treasure Fingers has been working his 24k digits non-stop to create some of the most exciting and truly funky electronic music of the past few years. Whether on remixes for pop upstarts (Miike Snow, Little Boots, Chromeo), indie dance heroes (Tensnake, Classixx, Fred Falke & Burns) or his own original tracks, each new tune reveals another side of his personality and showcases a midas touch that expertly blends elements of house, disco, R&B and more, anchored by a decade of road-tested DJ knowledge and Brooklyn-via-ATL swagger.
“Keep Up” is the latest gem to emerge from the Treasure Fingers dance lab: four minutes of vocoder funk and throwback freestyle drums that feel right on time thanks to Treasure Fingers’ clever arrangements and the candy-sweet vocals of newcomer Haley Small. “Keep Up” made it’s first appearance as the lead track on the Fool’s Gold compilation LP and is now backed by huge remixes from Jackson (Warp) who delves into previously uncharted big-room territory with his synthed out “Uro Trans” and “Ejack” mixes, and house legend Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), who nods to his NYC classics with a massive and appropriately titled “Rowdy Remix” sure to set fire to late nights everywhere.
Posted on Nov 3rd, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
Some of y’all like WAVs more than Max B. So we’re happy to oblige, with high-quality versions of Fool’s Gold Vol 1 tracks up available at Beatport and Turntable Lab now! You can also peep a “Fools N Friends” chart at the TTL site. They sell regular ol’ mp3s of Vol 1, too, as does iTunes. (And Opening Ceremony got you on CDs.) Mu$ic!
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
Posted on Oct 25th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
The first full-length albums on FG are available for download today on iTunes and everywhere else fine digital music is sold. Stop what you’re doing and grab Fool’s Gold Vol 1 (featuring new music from the whole fam) and Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat this second!
Posted on Oct 13th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
As you may have seen on Pitchfork today, our first-ever compilation LP, Fool’s Gold Vol 1 is making its way to you fine people of planet Earth on October 25th (same day as The Suzan LP – they both got bumped to Monday cause of Taylor Swift. Good looking out ma!)
The 14 new tracks on Fool’s Gold Vol 1 are a 3-D look at where FG has been and where we’re going next. “Ray Ban Vision,” A-Trak’s robot-rocking collab with G.O.O.D. Music upstart CyHi Da Prynce, sits comfortably next to Treasure Fingers’ joyous dance pop throwback “Keep Up” and The Suzan’s rollicking cover of Miike Snow’s “Animal,” along with new tracks from other exciting, constantly-evolving talents like Kingdom, Flosstradamus, and even Lil B, who teases his forthcoming EP with the #based bass of “Freeze.”
You will be able to download Vol 1 from all fine music retailers, as well as purchase a limited-edition CD copy (and other FG treats) at Opening Ceremony boutiques worldwide. We are immensely proud to share these new tracks from our family with all of you!
Check the full tracklisting after the jump and stay tuned. Read More
Posted on Sep 14th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
Continuing the proud tradition of Fool’s Gold artists with the k-word in their name, it’s not another new school rapper but Kid Gloves, an undeniably groovy UK duo delivering knockout punches of cut-up funk directly to your earholes. Pow!
Even if you don’t know it yet, you’re already familiar with the guys through their production and songwriting for the likes of Ladyhawke, Little Boots and VV Brown, and their copious solo work as Freeform Five and the Freelance Hellraiser. Now with their debut single on FG, Kid Gloves have taken their deft studio touch and applied it directly to the dancefloor.
“Bare Knuckle” and “Brand New Dance” provide their hooks in the form of kinetic disco and house riffs, looped up to the heavens and peppered with manic drum fills and quirky breakdowns. Remixes by fellow students of the sweet science In Flagranti and His Majesty Andre keep the party energy pinned down to the mat all night long.
Posted on Aug 31st, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
Just when you thought it was safe, the FG releasemania continues…
“Homeless” is the unexpected collaboration between techno trailblazer Style Of Eye and synth maniacs Slagsmålsklubben. The two forces came together to craft one of the most intoxicating dance records in recent memory, stacking electronic riffs Jenga-style atop layers of shuffling, stomping tribal percussion and spaced-out chants. As experimental as it is undeniably funky, “Homeless” comes backed by an appropriately mind-bending package of remixes: Ed Banger chief Busy P and Neus link up for a “cadavre exquis” version “remixed for the girls by Busy P and tweaked for the clubs by Neus,” while rising young producer Canblaster contributes a hyperactive, video-game inspired remix, complete with it’s own announcer! All three tunes sound like nothing else out there, making it only natural that “Homeless” would find its home on Fool’s Gold.
Posted on Aug 25th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar
What can we possibly tell you about Congorock’s “Babylon” that our friends haven’t said already?
“Amazingly original and forward thinking! I LOVE IT!!!” – Steve Angello
“#1 Track at WMC – Babylon by Congorock” – JFK (MSTRKRFT)
“That Steve Angello edit of Congorock’s Babylon goes off!!” – Tiesto
“Full support! And David Guetta loves Babylon, I told ya!” – Afrojack
“Love the Congorock dub!” – Diplo
“Done damage!” – Sinden
“The hottest record out there! Congorock is on fire!!!” – Chuckie
“Babylon” is the rare song that deserves every extra exclamation point: four minutes of unadulterated dance insanity, firmly establishing Congorock as this year’s producer to watch. So, with such a giant tune in their catalog, its only right that we drop some remixes! Grab them now exclusively at Beatport.
Moscow rave maven Proxy goes straight into the red, chopping up “Babylon”‘s indelible riff as only he can. Bass! Techno legend CJ Bolland makes a rare return to the remix stage with a pumping new take, filled with four-on-the-floor thump and sugar daddy synth lines. The Steve Angello edit that became an instant DJ hit is officially available for the first time, in all it’s extended-breakdown glory. And of course the original “Babylon” is here too, in vocal version from Mr Lexx and the raw uncut Congorock dub, both of which continue to cause total pandemonium as they blast from club speakers and festival stages around the globe.
(We’ve got some more remixes stashed as well, stay tuned…)
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