Fool's Gold Day Off Announces Basel Lineup: Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, Eight Others

Fool's Gold crew member Danny Brown is ready to fucking party.

Break out the party favors. And hide your grandmas. 'Cause it's almost time for Fool's Gold Day Off.

Last year, this annual Art Basel Miami Beach week get-down brought out 305 legend Trick Daddy and nearly the entire Fool's Gold crew for thousands of rap fans, hipsters, and arty partiers. And for 2014, label boss A-Trak and his homies have gone big again.

Three and a half months ago, they announced a five-city tour, set to wrap in Miami during Basel week. And now they've revealed the lineup, from A-Trak himself to Danny Brown and DJ Mustard.

Just check the cut for the Fool's Gold Day Off party plan.

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James Blake and FKA Twigs Announced for Basel 2014 Shows by III Points and YoungArts


It's been a mere 13 hours and 30 minutes since the latest edition of III Points, Miami's music, art, and tech fest, wrapped up.

And yet... it's already time to start planning the next arty party. After all, there's just seven weeks and a few days till Basel madness seizes SoBe, Wynwood, the Design District, and every other hip hood in the 305.

Luckily, the III Points crew and the fine folks over at YoungArts aren't about to waste even a minute. Thus, the announcement of an impressive doubleheader during Basel week, starring English acts James Blake and FKA Twigs.

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Toro y Moi Announces Les Sins Tour, Coming to Miami During Basel Week 2014

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Les Sins, otherwise known as Toro y Moi, born Chazwick Bradley Bundick.

When Toro y Moi came to downtown Miami's Grand Central in December, every hipster in the tri-county area went into fits. The Brooklyn artist played to a sold-out crowd while even more fans were left out in the (metaphorical South Florida) cold.

If you were a member of the unlucky, left-out lot, you may have a chance at redemption, but there is a catch ... Toro y Moi isn't exactly booked for a return, though you can catch mastermind Chaz Bundick's new dance project, Les Sins, on its inaugural tour at Bardot.

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Fool's Gold Day Off 2014's Five-City Festival, Coming to Miami for Basel Week

Fool's Gold label boss A-Trak.

Take a sick day. Or three.

It's time to start planning for another Fool's Gold Day Off -- that annual, often out-of-control, traveling rager thrown by world-champion DJ, party pro, and label boss A-Trak.

For 2014, the Day Off tour is set to trek from Brooklyn to Toronto, Los Angeles, and Atlanta before hitting the 305 during Art Basel Miami Beach week.

As the Fool's Gold barhead mascot might say: "Holla, if y'all feel shiny."

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Richie Hawtin on New Album: "Deeper I Go Into Myself, the More Plastikman It Becomes"

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Basel 2013 saw Miami flooded with out-of-town artists, critics, collectors, celebrities, and all manner of high-brow, well-to-doers looking for the best culturally themed parties around. Thankfully for minimal house fans, Richie Hawtin is a big art freak.

Hawtin, AKA Plastikman and the head of Minus Records, made sure to take some time out of his schedule to catch the great galleries and see the sights, but he also made sure to give back to fans. He performed at Story on Friday night, but only after giving his most dedicated fanbase a secret pop-up show in the Mana Wynwood parking lot.

It's a new thing that he's been up to with Red Bull, and we here at Crossfade caught up with him just after the two-hour performance to discuss art, educating the masses, and a new Plastikman album.

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Eight Things Miami Hates About Art Basel

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Parties, colorful characters, and art everywhere: what's not to love about Basel? A lot of things, actually.

It was Art Basel Miami Beach weekend and Uncle Luke was set to host last week's edition of Peachfuzz at The Garret, one of many Basel-themed bashes that went down this weekend.

And even though it was the reason for bringing Luke to one of Miami's best hipster clubs (and many other world-class artists, celebrities, and parties to the 305 this past week), there are just some things about the art fest that drive us locals off the wall.

As the crowd drank up Stella Artois, puffed thick clouds of smoke into the air, and dropped their asses to the floor to DJ Fashen and DZA's mash-up of old-school hip-hop tunes, the party people at The Garret revealed what makes them cringe during ABMB.

Here are eight things the Magic City hates about Basel.

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Boy George's Basel 2013 Bash at Mansion Miami: A Photo Recap

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When Miami heard that the legend, the fashion (and karma) chameleon, and now comeback kid, Boy George, would be coming to play a DJ and an acoustic set during Art Basel Miami Beach week, every mouth was yapping about it from Hialeah to Wilton Manors.

There's no one quite like Boy George. In the '80s, he was one hot mama-looking lad. In the '90s, he knew all that there was to know about The Crying Game, and he transformed into performance guru Leigh Bowery for his musical Taboo. And yes, he ended up in the slammer for a bit in the aughts. But these days, he's touring again with manager and DJ Marc Vedo (they have a residency at Amnesia Ibiza) and he very recently released, This Is What I Do, because this is what George does, ladies and gents.

For Basel 2013, he and Vedo ruled the dance floor at South Beach's Mansion. It was a magnificent way to wrap up a week of insanity. Here's a photo recap of the night.

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Basel 2013: Fool's Gold Day Off With Trick Daddy, A-Trak, and Danny Brown

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Fool's Gold Day Off
With Trick Daddy, A-Trak, Danny Brown, and others
Mana Wynwood, Miami
Sunday, December 8, 2013

They called it a Day Off, but that shit was lasted from early in the afternoon till way after dark. The insta-midnight feel inside Mana Wynwood's warehouse setting helped dancers forget the sun was beating down on sad souls outside, and thus, we raged harder than any regular day party ever could.

As is the current trend, the dance floor fair made way for more hip-hop vibes than long-time Fool's Gold fans may have expected, but we were definitely pleased. A surprise guest appearance from Danny Brown made our night, and of course, Miami's own legendary Trick Daddy reminded us that "we do our own shit," and Miami still runs the scene.

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Basel Castle 2013: Chance the Rapper, Gesaffelstein, and Travis Scott Killed It

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Gon' Basel Castle surfing with Travis Scott.

Basel Castle 2013
Grand Central Park, Miami
Saturday, December 7, 2013

In the past, the setting for The Overthrow's Basel Castle extravaganza had been a slightly cartoonish, sort of fragile-looking fortress in Wynwood. But that shit is dead, son.

Last year, the overcrowding got outta hand. So for 2013, the party moved to Grand Central Park, a grassy field across from Grand Central Miami.

There was one big main stage, some skate ramps, fashionable phone gear for sale, a Red Bull tent, and of course, a whole slew of street art.

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Basel 2013: NADA Art Fair's Fade to Mind Takeover at Sandbar on Miami Beach


NADA Art Fair's Fade to Mind Takeover
With Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, and Total Freedom
Sandbar, Miami Beach
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Art Basel Miami Beach, when art walk goes to SoBe and takes steroids, is rife with the kind of surrealism that'd only make sense if Riff Raff narrated it.

Celeb sightings, secret shows, RSVPs -- art is sometimes as much part of the equation as the actual Basel, Switzerland.

Stlll, it was nice that the Fade to Mind label and the New Art Dealers Alliance decided to throw an afterparty, "no RSVPs, no lines," in the relatively stress-free confines of a bar on Collins Avenue across the street from the Deauville.

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