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While the music industry lounges through another off-season of…

While the music industry lounges through another off-season of vacation days + long weekends, Fool’s Gold has spent their summer adding a brand-new roster of DJ/producer superstars to the team. DRAFT PICKS announces this formidable squad to the world in the form of a free, downloadable BitTorrent Bundle of mp3s, digital collector cards for each artist + a 20% OFF coupon redeemable at the Fool’s Gold shop.

From fresh finds + SoundCloud phenoms to established talents making big-league creative leaps, DRAFT PICKS features the most exciting & diverse lineup of DJs + producers currently working, all united together under the FG umbrella. Where else would Salva’s hyper club hybrids make sense against Shash’U’s “power funk”? TroyBoi’s widescreen trap epics vs Giraffage’s Tumblr-ready dreamscapes? Brenmar’s bass-fueled R&B hand in hand with High Klassified’s next level head nodders? Hoodboi’s frenetic remixes next to gLAdiator’s festival anthems? DRAFT PICKS is a 360 dunk of next-level dance music stopping all questions in their tracks.

“To me, all these new signings represent the sound of 2014 and beyond,” says bossman A-Trak. “We bring them in and they’re immediately part of the family: Hoodboi toured Asia with me, High Klassified is part of my group Low Pros, and Salva and I just got off a sold-out US tour. Brenmar has been one of my favorite DJs for years, and Giraffage is a mainstay in my sets. I just finished a Foster The People remix with gLAdiator, and Shash’U is from my hometown of Montreal while TroyBoi quickly became our secret weapon for remixes, annihilating Floss and Danny Brown tracks.”

Download DRAFT PICKS music and more at BitTorrent, & see these artists live at all the Fool’s Gold DAY OFF events this year in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta + Miami. Check fgdayoff.com for full lineups & ticket info.

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week’s newsmakers included Beck, who had Jack White jam with him in Providence, got Jeff Tweedy and Jarvis Cocker to interpret his sheet music, and asked Stephen Colbert to give him a hug. His new “Heart Is A Drum” video was also one of the best of the week. I totally forgive him for [...]

WATCH | Emi McDade – ‘Just Begun’

When she released her debut single* ‘Through My Eyes’* (http://hangout.altsounds.com/features/165031-watch-emi-mcdade-eyes.html) nearly four months ago, *Emi McDade* claimed at the time that she was still finding her feet as an artist, and you could tell to a certain extent. *’Through My Eyes’…

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

Nicki takes on Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ’92 hit “Baby Got Back” on her new single “Anaconda.” The Pink Print, coming soon. [UHTN] Previously: Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

Pete Rock Tribute Mix: James Brown

A Pete Rock mix of James Brown originals mixed into the rap songs that flipped the J.B. groove. Some things don’t need much explanation. And if you do need an explanation, read the Jonathan Lethem Rolling Stone profile on the Godfather of Soul, if nothing else for it’s award-winning use of “tuchis.”