Brooklyn-based, melodic hip-hop-infused indie artist, Gold Clubb, drops their EP, The 2-Stroke Mixtape. LISTEN HERE
The release was mixed by Josh Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg). Central figure, Nicky Francis, who straddles the music, art and fashion world, is fresh off a successful collaboration with Banner Day, the new line from fashion designers Grahm Sisson and Kate Ciepulch (of Laveer fame) Their first run of high-end hand embroidered linen t-shirts featuring Francis’ drawings have been heralded by Harper’s Bazaar and can be found in Intermix, Anthropologie, and Blue & Cream- just to name a few.
Gold Clubb, a side project to Francis’ indie rock band, The Majorleans, combines a singer-songwriter mentality, channeling the energy of some of his favorite hip-hop/R&B vibes and indie grooves, including Lou Reed, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco and Tame Impala. Francis teamed up with Matt Brandau, a long-standing underground producer and touring bass player who has worked with Ski Beats, Elvis Costello, Camp Lo, among others. The project is named after one of the infamous Pulaski Highway stripclubs that Francis would sneak into as a teenager in his native Baltimore.When the two united, it was instant chemistry, and Francis quickly laid down the vocals/words that would become Gold Clubb’s upcoming release.