When you hear the words “Fool’s Gold,” you probably think about A-Trak almost instantaneously. However, Fool’s Gold Records wasn’t created by just A-Trak himself. Co-founder Nick Catchdubs met the famous DJ at a party that they were both booked at in the mid-2000s, and thus, one of the most prominent and recognizable record labels in electronic music and hip-hop was born. With a taste in music as varied as Nick Catchdubs, it’s almost hard to keep up.
Nick Catchdubs will be performing at CounterPoint Music Festival in Georgia later this month, with his Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. Read on to find out more information about the talented producer, DJ and record label owner and the Clubhouse that will be featured at CounterPoint.
He was the associate editor for The Fader magazine before Fool’s Gold Records. He mostly was in charge of the magazine’s radio show, “The Let Out,” on East Village Radio but he also wrote features and cover stories as well. He has made a name for himself throughout the different music scenes due to his diverse song choice in terms of production and performing. He plays everything from hip-hop and electronic to the newest sounds coming out today.
Nick Catchdubs beautifully merges electronic music and hip-hop in a way that not most people can do. He is known to be able to read a crowd and know what to play to satisfy them. He has a certain process when he creates his exclusive mixes. “It’s all different and depends on the aim of the project, but they start the same way though: getting together all the music I want to pull from, listening to it closely and then trying different ways to see how to best connect the dots,” Catchdubs said in an interview with the blog Blisspop.
As one of the founders of Fool’s Gold Records, Nick Catchdubs has remained to stick to the value of incorporating and using a variety of new and different music in his mixes. This is also evident in his work with Fool’s Gold, as the record label has come to be known as one that is ahead of their time (and the game). Fool’s Gold has signed a variety of artists that are known for their progressive music and prototype-like talent. This includes Danny Brown, Flosstradamus, Style of Eye, Kavinsky, Crookers, Kid Cudi, Kid Sister, Cubic Zirconia, NAPT, NT89 and too many more to mention.
This summer, in honor of their five year anniversary, the Fool’s Gold label debuted their curated Clubhouse, a traveling festival tent featuring artists off of the label and those close to the tight-knit Fool’s Gold family. According to an interview done with Hard Events, Nick Catchdubs said, “At the end of the day, anyone can throw a show. But not everybody can throw a party. And that’s how we view the Clubhouse stuff.”
And it’s true. From personal experience, Fool’s Gold DOES know how to throw a party and a damn good one at that. So don’t miss out on the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse at this year’s CounterPoint Music Festival on September 27-29th. The Clubhouse will feature Nick Catchdubs, Oliver, Treasure Fingers and A-Trak. General admission tickets are still available for $165 and 3-day VIP tickets start at $365. All tickets can be found online, HERE.
You can listen to the most recent mix that Nick Catchdubs and A-Trak have done for the Diplo and Friends show on BBC Radio 1 HERE. Hurry, the link expires in four days.
via Bionic Beatlab