27 Jun
Michael Render & Jaime Meline get busy this summer

In our humble opinions, one of the most slept on emcees worthy of superstar status is Killer Mike. Sure the ATL rapper gets his share of shine, but not nearly enough. After last year’s R.A.P. Music, Killer Mike has once again teamed up with the great El-P for another album of socially scorching lyrics and […]


12 Jan
Para One, Mount Kimbie, Justice, MJ Cole, Little Boots & more

A-Trak returns with another episode of his Fool’s Gold Radio Series — the first of 2012. The January mix starts of tough with A-Trak & Zinc’s “Stingray”, a great nod to Zinc’s bingo beats breaks style. Showcasing DJ A-Trak’s peerless turtablism abilities, the set then moves on to a fantastic hour-long voyage through tracks by […]


18 Nov
From techno to breaks to Chicago house to electro to...

Need a jump this Friday to get ready for the weekend? Peep A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Mixtape for this month, which he just dropped this week. As is typical of A-Trak, there’s no knowing what the man’s gonna drop — from techno to breaks to Chicago house, the former DMC champ gets dizzy. Peep the mix […]


15 Aug
Detroit rapper combines forces with Fool's Gold Records

It’s a big day for free music, as not only Black Lips release a mixtape today but also rapper Danny Brown drops his new Fool’s Gold album XXX for free. The Detroit rapper combines forces with the upstart Brooklyn label to give the kids some cynical tales of street life filtered through Brown’s unique style and […]


11 Jan
Featuring Gucci Mane, Green Velvet, Carte Blanche and more

Chicago’s favorite mic-warping party stopper Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) just dropped her new mixtape Kiss Kiss Kiss via Fool’s Gold today. Blended by Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs, the mixtape features collabs with Gucci Mane, plus beats supplied by everyone from legendary house producers like Green Velvet to modern day mixing board maestros Carte […]


21 Oct
Doo wop-xylophone-tribal surf rock from Japan, naturally

The Suzan are one of those bands that resist categorization like the Mujahideen resist foreign invaders. You start off with a quartet of punk-inspired Japanese girls, throw in some doo wop melodies, xylophone and tribal drums, and finish it off with surf guitar and a smattering of playful electronic lines — voila, The Suzan. The […]


16 Oct
A-Trak & Armand Van Helden unite with Paris' designers extraordinaire

When I first heard about Duck Sauce, aka the all-star collaboration between producers A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, I had my doubts. A-Trak is one of the best DJs on the planet, being able to spin a golden era hip hop set as skillfully as any man on the planet (yes, even guys like Prince […]