Fool’s Gold / US
Sónar by Day - SonarDôme by Red Bull Music
Released on Fool’s Gold Records in late 2017, the 50 Backwoods project brings together DJ Earl’s electronic footwork sensibilities with Nick Hook’s digital and analog synth wizardry. Both artists are descendents and kindred spirits of the late DJ Rashad, whose legacy looms over the collaboration. According to Hook, “Carrying on Rashad’s legacy is a part of what we do every day.” The pair started to exchange demos – including songs featuring Earl’s vocals for the very first time – and over just one week of recording cobbled together this genre-bending album and live show, drawing from footwork, dancehall, hip-hop and more to create a free-spirited, deeply visceral and experimental sound.