Head over to TheFADER.com to download this excellent JOTS remix of Rob Threezy’s new single “The Change Up,” out now on Nightshifters. “They flip its essence into a deep and gothy dance song,” says the FADER-ers, right underneath a picture of Chris and Linus as gingerbread cookies. Stay tuned for more JOTS vs Rob3 action on the forthcoming “Baggy Bottom Boys” remix digi-EP on Fool’s Gold…
The Jokers are on tour in Europe through the rest of the month and all of June, so be sure to check them in your neighborhood. Next up is a giant Mixmag party at Egg in London on Saturday 5/23. They also answered a particularly cheeky (even by JOTS standards) Q&A for the party, which you can read here.
As if the Bats Over Europe tour wasn’t notable enough on its own, JOTS are kicking the whole thing off with a joint show co-starring their FG labelmates (and fellow Canadian techno fiends) Nacho Lovers! If you’re anywhere near Ghent get ready to hit the rave cave in t-minus…
Fool’s Gold rave heroes Jokers Of The Scene are going cross-continental this spring for their BATS OVER EUROPE tour, kicking off on May 8th in Ghent and running through the end of June in Barcelona.
The tour marks the proper European debut of the rising Ottawa DJ/production duo, and it couldn’t come at a better time. JOTS’ recent remixes for the likes of Flosstradamus, McLloyd, Acid Girls and Burns have been making waves in forward-thinking DJ sets and blog charts alike, and their signature anthem “Baggy Bottom Boys” continues to resonate in clubs worldwide, so much so that a “BBB” video and remix EP were commissioned by Fool’s Gold to keep the momentum going.
The JOTS sound continues to mutate from straight-up club bangers into a deeper, darker strain of electronic dance music that’s completely original and exciting. Be sure to catch them releasing the bats on tour: debuting new tracks, destroying dancefloors, and exploding minds!
Update: just in time for the tour announcement, Big Stereo posted up a live set from JOTS recent performance at the Infatuation party in SF. Download it here and check the Bats Over Europe tour dates after the jump.
JOKERS OF THE SCENE
BATS OVER EUROPE TOUR
FRI MAY 8 - MAKE UP CLUB - GHENT
SAT MAY 9 - SUPERMARKET - LILLE
FRI MAY 15 - ZOO - GENEVA
SAT MAY 16 - STEALTH - NOTTINGHAM
SAT MAY 23 - EGG - LONDON
FRI MAY 29 - NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS - LEEDS
SAT MAY 30 - THE READING ROOMS - DUNDEE
FRI JUN 5 - REVOLT - ROTTERDAM
SAT JUN 6 - THE BUTTON FACTORY - DUBLIN
THU JUN 11 - ELECTRICITY - OXFORD
FRI JUN 12 - TRAILER TRASH - LONDON
SAT JUN 13 - THE VENUE - PRESTON
THU JUN 18 - FLYING DUCK - GLASGOW
FRI JUN 19 - SOCIAL CLUB - PARIS
SAT JUN 20 - DRY GUILLOTINE - BERLIN
SAT JUN 27 - NITSA - BARCELONA
This year’s edition of the Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular was our second consecutive year tearing down White Room in downtown Miami, and we finally got back all the pics and video documenting the fun-splosion. After a packed weekend of shows, we started the day bum rushing the Stones Throw pool party, killed a giant family dinner at the steakhouse, then hit the clurb. Along with all the FG fam rocking on stage (Sammy Bananas, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene and Nacho Lovers - who took over the whole side room for a night of deeeeeeep house and techno) we played host to special guests Steve Aoki, DJ Mehdi, a rare Annie Mac x Fake Blood tag team, and hometown hero Craze, who ended his set by rocking with A-Trak in an epic impromptu scratch session.
We went the whole night long, staying packed long after the other shows closed down (and gave us second and third winds as the party people trickled in). Check the pics and video after the jump, and Ian Meyer’s full photo gallery here. Also peep A-Trak and Mehdi’s solo blog recaps.
We were baking out in the desert all weekend with JOTS, so it’s more than appropriate to keep the party going with their death valley of a mix for Actual Pain, Since Our Last Report Many Things Have Changed. Featuring a bunch of new exclusives, industrial throwbacks, and pitch-black tech house, it’s a moody excursion from the boys that you MUST get real weird to! Download here and check the tracklist after the jump.
1. THROBBING GRISTLE – PERSUASION (MOTOR REMIX)
2. SETH TROXLER – AGGRESSION
3. FLOSSTRADAMUS – BIG BILLS (JOKERS OF THE SCENE AFTER 4AM REWORK)
4. MAGIK JOHNSON – ASYLUM SNEAKER (PADDED CELL)
5. CHELONIS R JONES – REHABILITATION (DACHSHUND REMIX)
6. MONSIEUR MONSIEUR – GAMBLER
7. ACID GIRLS – NUMBERS SONG (JOKERS OF THE SCENE TAKING ACID TO MAKE MUSIC TO TALK TO GIRLS TO REMIX)
8. DARLING FARAH – HAIR DOWN
9. OLIVER HUNTEMANN AND STEPHAN BODZIN – FASHION SHOW
10. DJ PIERRE – I’VE LOST CONTROL (SPASTIC MELTDOWN MIX)
11. ANDRE WINTER – TRAUMA
12. ROB THREEZY – THE CHANGE UP (JOKERS OF THE SCENE REMIX)
13. TONY SENGHORE AND BARON BANE – LOVE CURE ALL (DAVID EKENBACK DUB)
14. THE ROGUE ELEMENT – HIVE
15. MELLOW – GOODBYE BASIL
16. BURNS – TURBO (JOKERS OF THE SCENE REMIX)
17. RETRO/GRADE – MODA
Check out Jokers Of The Scene playing the free Scion Radio monthly at Plan B (339 E 10th St) in NYC tonight with DJ Tameil, Super Viral Brothers, DJ Ayres and Blu Jemz.
In other JOTS news, you can grab their latest remix for McLloyd’s “Tembisa Funk” on a new 12″ that dropped this week. And to go along with their Coachella Dome gig this weekend, the guys will be playing some other free parties in the desert including Indioasis and some more we have to dig up the flyers for, so stay tuned…
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! Now hit the jump for the goods! See you next year AWWWWWWstin!
Along with our own Saturday night megashowcase at White Room, the members of the Fool’s Gold family will be performing at a litany of other events throughout WMC this weekend, everything from afternoon pool parties to all-rap throwdowns to Fergie’s birthday (seriously, JOTS are gonna take lady lumps to the rave cave). Check the full listing after the jump.
Oh Canada @ Purdy Lounge
Jokers Of The Scene, Nacho Lovers
Beatport Pool Sessions @ National Hotel
Bacardi B Live @ Fontainebleau
A-Trak, Kid Sister, Chromeo (DJ Set)
Pause @ Rokbar
A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs
Super You&Me @ Louis
A-Trak (tag team w/ Diplo)
Spirit Animal @ Purdy Lounge
Sonic Boom @ Heathrow Lounge
Jokers Of The Scene
Creme De La Creme @ Soho Studios
Kid Sister, Chromeo (DJ Set)
FRI MAR 3/27
Scion/Annie Mac Presents @ Gansevoort Pool
A-Trak (tag team w/ DJ Mehdi)
Windish Agency Party @ Shore Club
Scion Radio 17 Showcase @ White Room
AM Only Showcase @ Karu & Y
Unruly Showcase @ Ultra Lounge
Hello Miami @ Dolce
Jokers Of The Scene
Diddy Presents: The Main Event @ Cameo
Ultra @ Bicentennial Park
SAT MAR 3/28
Stones Throw Hella International @ Fontainebleau
A-Trak & Dave1
Ultra @ Bicentennial Park
Overthrow @ Heathrow Lounge
Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular @ White Room