Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
We threw two parties in NYC to celebrate the label’s 2nd anniversary during this past CMJ fest – if you missed em, you missed out! Fortunately, we scoured the interweb to collect all the photo galleries, etc (hit us up if you have any more).
Check out Karmaloop’s great recap of Night #1 at 88 Palace above, which featured sets by Kingdom, Donnis (joined onstage by fellow ATLien Pill), Treasure Fingers, Sammy Bananas (who even rocked some Telephoned tracks with partner Maggie Horn), Trackademicks and the Honor Roll crew, and – a first for FG! – live band performances by Vega and The Suzan. Hi-Fi Cartel, Metromix, and The Culture Of Me got some pics, Billboard spoke to A-Trak for a video interview, and Beatcakes had a nice little blog post highlighting The Suzan (“probably one of the best shows I have seen in my life”).
For Night #2 we went with an all-DJ lineup at N8 in Brooklyn, featuring Jokers Of The Scene, LA Riots, Nacho Lovers and extended fam Udachi + Jubilee (Jamie from the xx was slated to play as well, but his band’s set ran late – we’ll get him in the mix soon enough!). You can check pics over at Driven By Boredom. Special thanks to Chicago’s own Thunder Horse for providing live projections / bugged visuals for both nights of festivities! See you for the 3-year bash soon…
Posted on Oct 6th, 2009 by Sammy Bananas
Whutup blog! Sorry to leave you with nothing 2 step 2 for a minute, you can check the MySpace blog to catch up on all the news. So a year ago, Skinny Friedman of the Philadelphyinz and I started a party called Player’s Club (1st & 3rd Weds at Pianos 158 Ludlow NYC) and tomorrow she turns one year old! Skinny has been slicing the country up in an wrapped Alize tour bus with the homie Izza Kizza as his tour DJ for the past month, but he will be in the building tomorrow for the celebration! The great response to our first PC mix made us want to do another for the anniversary. Check below for the full tracklisting + a surprise.
Posted on Sep 16th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
Sammy Bananas is overseas for some Euro gigs this week, check the full info after the jump including two shows in France tonight and tomorrow (the latter alongside homies Craze & Klever!) followed by UK and Italy gigs.
If that’s not enough Banana action for you, check out his awesome midtempo remix of Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say” (originally posted at Gotta Dance Dirty).
Posted on Sep 4th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
For all y’all BK folks, don’t miss Fool’s Gold’s own Sammy Bananas and Nick Catchdubs tonight at Nick, DJ Ayres and Jubilee’s Flashing Lights party, going down at Glasslands. Big!
There’s still time to RSVP at flashinglightslightslights.com for reduced entry and / or win tickets from Flavorpill. Click here for a hint to their contest question, and download a bushel of Sammy mp3s here.
Posted on Aug 19th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
Posted on Aug 17th, 2009 by Nick Catchdubs
Last week Fool’s Gold was proud to take part in Converse’s 1st annual “Band Of Ballers” tournament. As player/GM (ha!) I put together a scrappy team including Donnis and soopamanager D Solo, Sammy Bananas, and DJ Jayceeoh. NCAA experience, mustaches, high socks – we had it all. A-Trak suited up like a French Canadian Pat Riley on the sidelines as coach, and we took on the competition with championship swag while Cipha Sounds soundtracked it Miss Info and FG fan Peter Rosenberg did play-by-play. Did I mention there were video girls? Spectacle.
Game 1 was a resounding FG victory against the Mad Decent team, followed by a Game 2 loss to Jim Jones and fam. We still made the semi-finals though, where team FG sweated out a heartbreaker of an overtime loss (the only game to hit sudden death!) to Pac Div. They in turn lost to Jimmy’s team in the finals. Ah well, there’s always the next tourney. We played hard, had fun, and came away with a year’s worth of bragging rights against Diplo. Twitter that!
Check out the recaps from Village Voice, XXL, Dime, Complex, Nah Right and Miss Info’s blog. You can also peep our intern Loren’s exclusive pix from the stands. More links as we get em, Hot 97 video and some select photos after the jump. Read More
Posted on Jul 29th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
Mad potassium this week when Sammy Bananas hits Pianos in New York tonight, Fuse (with our pal DJ Fashen) in Phoenix on Friday, and Barrio in Columbus Ohio on Saturday. Full dates and details on Samuel’s MySpace.
He’s got a slew of new remixes, Telephoned tunes, and originals on deck – since we can’t share right this second, make do with ALL the other Sammy Bananas freebies available online, handily collected for you after the jump. A banana bonanza! Read More
Posted on Jul 16th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
The calendar section coming up on our new website is gonna be crayjeeee, but until then the best place to keep up with tour dates for the whole Fool’s Gold family is our MySpace and Twitter, which we keep updated daily with the comings (ayo!) and goings of the FG fam. That said – we can’t neglect the regular ol’ blog neither!
Here’s a bunch of flyers for gigs coming up this weekend, including DJ Gant-Man and Jokers Of The Scene rocking separate parties in Chicago tonight (JOTS also hit SD on Saturday), LA Riots and Nick Catchdubs in NYC Friday along with Sammy Bananas with Switch in LA, Treasure Fingers in Vancouver and Andrew Ross of Nacho Lovers in Toronto that same night (he’s reunited with the other Nacho in Calgary Saturday), and of course the ‘Burger trio who stay hitting towns near you on the DAILY (including SF tonight with Trackademicks). Support real live DJs! Read More
Posted on Jul 13th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
We definitely believe in the power of smart partnerships and teamwork over at FG HQ, which is probably why one of our earliest outside supporters was fellow start-up RCRD LBL, who built their whole site around supporting artists and presenting great selections of free, authorized new music.
We’ve done free downloads and track debuts with RCRD LBL for almost as long as we’ve been a label ourselves, and this Tuesday (7.14) we’re linking up with them yet again for the 1st RCRD LBL “Friends & Family Meet Up” from 7-10pm at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Reps from the family of labels involved on the site (Fool’s Gold, Ghostly, Warp, etc) will be premiering tons of brand new and unreleased music – and generally just kicking it – so come through and start your evening with us!
To get you psyched, hit the jump to download ALL of the free Fool’s Gold music available on RCRD LBL – tracks, remixes (our own as well as jams our artists have crafted for others), mixtapes and more. Over 50 tracks! Read More
Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar
More radio rips of British people today, this time it’s Andy George and Jaymo’s “In New DJs We Trust” show featuring a guest mix from FG’s Sammy Bananas (and Surkin too!) which you can download here or stream here. Lots of unreleased heatrockery from Mr Bananas, tracklisting after the jump. Read More
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