Goldroom

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Goldroom
Goldroom in 2015
Goldroom in 2015
Background information
Birth nameJosh Legg
Born1983/1984 (age 36–37)[1]
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Producer
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • musician
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated actsNightWaves
Websitegoldroom.la

Josh Legg, known professionally as Goldroom, is an American electronic musician.

Background and career[edit]

Legg grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and studied psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.[2] He and classmate Kyle Peterson formed the synthpop band NightWaves and co-founded the record label Binary Entertainment, although the former went on hiatus in 2011.[2] Since being established in 2007, Binary has worked with artists including Anoraak, Bag Raiders, College, Futurecop!, Miami Horror, and The Twelves.[3]

Legg began producing music under the name Goldroom in 2011, with remixes of tracks including Niki and the Dove's "Mother Protect".[1][4] He took his stage name from the name of a bar in the Echo Park area of LA.[5] He released his debut EP, Angeles, the same year, followed by the EP Embrace in 2013.[4][6] Although Goldroom had performed vocals on all Angeles tracks (he also sang harmonies and backing vocals in NightWaves), for Embrace he enlisted vocalists including Chela, Ariela Jacobs, Mereki, and Say Lou Lou.[7]

In 2014, Goldroom released the single "Till Sunrise", the music video for which was directed by actress Dianna Agron.[1] In 2015, he issued the EP It's Like You Never Went Away via Downtown Records. Accompanying the EP, music videos for each of the tracks were premiered via the video messaging application Snapchat.[8][9] It's Like You Never Went Away includes a newly recorded version of "Embrace" featuring the song's co-writer, George Maple.[10]

Goldroom's musical influences include Alan Braxe, Daft Punk, Bob Dylan, Fred Falke, Al Green, LCD Soundsystem, Nirvana, and Tom Petty.[2][5][11][12] He describes his output as "modern dance music production incorporating live instrumentation" and "dance music for the backyard, dance music for the beach".[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • West of the West (2016)
  • Plunge /\ Surface (2019)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Angeles (2011)
  • Embrace (2013)
  • It's Like You Never Went Away (2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Fifteen" (2012)
  • "Sweetness Alive" (2012)
  • "Only You Can Show Me" (2013)
  • "Embrace" (2014)
  • "Till Sunrise" (2014)
  • "Waiting to Ignite" (2015)
  • "Silhouette" (2016)
  • "Lying to You" (2016)
  • "Retrograde" (2016)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch Goldroom's 'Till Sunrise,' Directed by 'Glee' Star Dianna Agron". Billboard.com. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Goldroom's Tropical Drink Umbrella Music". LA Weekly. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. ^ Blair, Lindsay (11 June 2013). "Earmilk Interview: Goldroom". Earmilk.com. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lester, Paul (14 May 2013). "New band of the day: Goldroom No (1,512)". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview with DJ and Producer Goldroom (Josh Legg)". Tremr.com. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Interview: Josh Legg of Goldroom, on the new 'Embrace' EP, re-booting Binary and keeping one foot on the dance floor and one in the pool". Buzzbands.la. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Introducing: Goldroom Interview". Harderbloggerfaster.com. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  8. ^ Sisario, Ben (18 May 2015). "New on Snapchat, Music Videos". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  9. ^ McIntyre, Hugh. "This Musician Is Releasing His New Album On Snapchat, A First For The Platform". Forbes.com. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Goldroom Releases 'It's Like You Never Went Away' EP". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "Goldroom at Bijou Nightclub - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

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