Goldroom Has a Musical Midas Touch
When you think of Goldroom, you might not envision a live band, but Goldroom
has a knack for proving people wrong. Initially known on the remix and DJ scenes, Goldroom has grown into a proven live performer
with an eclectic mix of collaborators and a chillwave sound.
To classify electronica renaissance man Josh
Legg (also known as Goldroom) as a solo act or a band is putting it in a box that simply doesn't do it justice. While Legg
makes up the core of Goldroom, he's also collaborated with several vocalists including Mereki Beach and Chela, as well as
tour drummer Nick Sandler. His live band is ever evolving and he promises new "partners in crime" in the future. A much sought
after DJ, he can be seen spinning records in clubs literally all over the world, but his biggest success to date may be as
a remix artist. His remix of Niki & the Dove's "Mother Protect" has attracted millions of views on YouTube, and he's released
other popular remixes for acts like Alpine, Gigamesh, Penguin Prison and Poolside. Whatever incarnation you see Goldroom in,
you'll definitely hear a heavy LA influence -- a new take on disco wave with a positive, chilled-out vibe.
announced itself on the scene with the early single, "Fifteen," featuring lead vocals by the talented Chela. Rising to number
one on The Hype Machine charts, the song received over 300,000 plays on Soundcloud and was featured in "Pitchfork" and on
MTV.com. The song has youth and a nostalgia for simpler times, while remaining very now.
Following the success
of "Fifteen," Goldroom packaged it with three other songs for the appropriately titled "Angeles" EP. Here, Goldroom announced
it was nobody's one-hit wonder and was branching out with even more collaborations, like bringing on the vocals of Say Lou
Lou on "Sweetness Alive." Following a successful tour, Goldroom created a follow-up EP, Embrace
, with the title track
becoming one of its biggest hits to date.
Josh Legg started out a member of the synthpop band Nightwaves before
going solo with Goldroom. Josh's first job was in sailing. In fact, he "grew up on boats" and his music often evokes feelings
of being out on the open water. Not one to let others adrift, he supports up-and-coming acts with a label he started, Binary
Entertainment. As for interacting with fans, when he's not playing clubs, Josh is busy sharing pics on Instagram. The name
Goldroom may sound like a fantasy creation, but it's actually the name of Josh's favorite bar in his adopted hometown of LA.
is heading to venues across the U.S. as he continues to support his "Embrace" EP and roll out more incarnations of his live
band. Following several DJ gigs in South America and Mexico, Legg's Goldroom arrives as a full-fledged band for several upcoming
dates in the U.S., including major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston.
can expect a cool, warm atmosphere as Goldroom plays its chill-wave grooves and dream-like synths. More than just a laptop
boy, Legg switches between keyboards and guitar as he and band mate Mereki Beach take turns on lead vocals. You'll hear all
the big tracks and live versions of many of Goldroom's remixes.