New Congorock Mix

Posted on Apr 13th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Download Congorock’s contribution to shutterbug Nicky Digital’s “Pre Party Jamz” series here. “I just did a ‘party’ search on my iTunes and grabbed the best ones,” says Rocco of the tunes.

You can also grab PPJ mixes from Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas on Mr Digital’s site, and check some pics from last Friday’s epic Crookers / Congorock / Annie Mac show at Webster Hall.

And in other Congo news, check our boy in LA this Friday playing Control at the Avalon!

Fool’s Gold SXSW Recap

Posted on Mar 26th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar


Photo from C-Nugget Flickr

The Fool’s Gold After Dark showcase in Austin last week was insane in every possible way, from the turnout (line down the block and around the corner all night!) to the tunes, as the whole roster dropped stellar sets packed with new joints and dence detonators. Even when the sound unceremoniously got cut during Mehdi’s set due to arcane Austin liquor laws, he still managed to smash it! Kid Cudi came through and surprised us with a quick set, fans and well-wishers included everyone from Clinton Sparks and Steve “Buddy” Aoki to MCs like Curren$y, Mistah FAB and Izza Kizza, and an amazing time was had by all.

Thanks to everyone at Scion, Palm Door/Beauty Bar and Red Stripe for lending a hand, and thanks to all the shutterbugs who put their pics on Flickr to make this wrapup possible, Catch lost his camera while crowdsurfing shirtless later in the week (smoove….) but the FG Flip cam made it back alive with video.

If you have more pics or video from the night, send em in! (Update: like this!) Now hit the jump for the goods! See you next year AWWWWWWstin! Read More

Miami 3/28 – Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular!

Posted on Mar 11th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Just like last year, Fool’s Gold is taking over White Room in Miami on Saturday, March 28th for an packed evening of party mayhem done our way during Winter Music Conference. Fam, friends, surprise guests… and it’s FREE, so come check us out! Lineup and more info after the jump. Read More

Heaps Sammy

Posted on Mar 10th, 2009 by Sammy Bananas

When I was Down Under a few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure to spend an afternoon volunteering with Heaps Decent, the Aussie music outreach organization set up by Diplo and run by Andrew Levins and Nina Agzarian.  Heaps has been involved in a number of projects over the past two years and one of their current focuses is a weekly class at Key College in Sydney, a high school run by the organization Youth Off the Streets.  Click through for the full story and to hear what me made!

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Austin 3/19 – Fool’s Gold After Dark!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Whoo! It’s that time of year again…

The entire FG family is headed down to Austin, Texas next week for schmoozin, boozin and CHOOONS! Check us (and our pals!) at Fool’s Gold After Dark, going down late night Thursday (3/19) from Midnight to 5am at Palm Door (401 Sabine St).

It’s free with RSVP to foolsrsvp@gmail.com so get your names in and get to the spot early – entry is subject to capacity. Full details after the jump. Read More

New Sammy Bananas Mix

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

The latest edition of NYC party photog Nicky Digtital’s “Pre Party Jamz” mix series comes courtesy of our own Sammy Bananas, who drops everything from dancehall Tracy Chapman covers to Aeroplane’s remix of Friendly Fires “Paris” to motherfucking BILLY OCEAN so safe to say it is packed with jams, pre-party or otherwise.

Download the mix here (and while you’re at it, snag Nick Catchdubs’ contribution to the series), and check Sammy at 4AM in Philly this Friday (3/6).

Trackademicks Debut Single Out Today!

Posted on Feb 17th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

YEEE! Today we’re proud to finally release the debut solo single by our big bay homey Trackademicks. The a-side is uptempo slapper “Enjoy What You Do,” backed by huge club remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, and on the b-side you have the smoothed-out stylings of “Topsidin,” featuring MoxMore of Trackademicks’ Honor Roll crew.

Actual factual vinyl is on its way – meanwhile, you can cop the whole thing right this second from iTunes, Rhapsody and anywhere else fine digital music is sold. The Rhapsody folks also filmed Track dropping Bay knowledge for their “Rock Star Guide To The Galaxy” series, and you can watch it here.

If that’s not enough, you can preview “Enjoy What You Do” over at RCRD LBL or on this handly likkle widget below. And don’t forget the single release party TOMORROW (2/18) at Vessel in SF!


Trackademicks Release Party Wednesday in SF

Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 by Nick Catchdubs


Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy

Trackademicks’ debut single “Enjoy What You Do” drops next week on FG, backed by remixes from Flosstradamus and Sammy Bananas, along with b-side of the year “Topsidin.” They are all slappers! To celebrate, we’re rocking together at Vessel in SF on Wednesday (2.18) for their weekly Infatuation party. Track is going to perform with the Honor Roll, I’m DJing afterwards, there’s no cover – spread the word and come through! Flyer after the jump, stay tuned for all the other “Enjoy What You Do” goodies we have on deck! Read More

Food Gold: Hot Doug’s

Posted on Jan 31st, 2009 by Sammy Bananas

It’s been a bit since my last Food Gold post, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. I’m out in Madsion, WI right now on the third day of my Midwest swing, but yesterday I went to eat sausages with Curt from Flosstradamus and Willy Joy.  The venue was Hot Doug’s, and this was my first trip to Chicago’s legendary dog establishment.  Follow the jump for the whole story.

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Sammy Bananas Oz Tour

Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Things you might not know about Sammy Bananas: he has a rather large collection of 90s independent rap vinyl (L Da Head Toucha!) and composes for jazz flute. Things you already know (and love) about Sammy Bananas: he is one damn clever DJ!

The young lad is headed down to Australia for a few shows next month and put together an enjoyably funky new tour mix that leans heavy on tracks from the red continent. Listen close for the surprises!

Sammy Bananas “Aussie Tour Mix” [mp3]

Tracklist and tour dates after the jump. You can also party with Sammy stateside this weekend in Chicago and Wisconsin, all that info’s after the jump too. Read More

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