For the longest time, whenever someone said Fool's Gold, we've had to respond with, "Which one? The label, owned by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, or the scrappy afropop band from LA?" This remix, of FADER favorite Marina & The Diamonds, almost could be both—It starts out all digital claps and synth slap bass, but then suddenly transforms into West African disco jam—but turns out it's just the scraggly Californians. The original "Robot" has been on our radar for the last year, but is now seeing a resurgence as Marina's debut album, Family Jewels, nears its Stateside release at the end of May after some chart-topping in the UK. We hope it does really well so we can say that once upon a time a superstar made fun of our shirt.
Photographer Leonie Purchas
April 08, 2010