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Featuring tropical textures with soulful rhythms, LA based Goldroom has been producing refreshing tunes, that are a breathe of fresh air. Now with the release of a 6 song EP and a full band the progression and growth is better than ever, Goldroom grinds! GroundSounds recently caught up with Goldroom aka Josh Legg for an exclusive interview, check it out below.
You are currently in the middle of a tour, what has it been like on the road? What cities have you enjoyed most, and what should fans expect at your upcoming show in LA (Troubadour Oct. 5)?
The road is amazing. I love being in motion, so in a lot of ways the road feels like home. As far as cities that I’ve enjoyed the most? Every city has been crazy, but I think playing in my hometown (Boston) for the first time was especially memorable. The Troubadour is going to be amazing, for sure. I’ve seen some amazing shows and the venue definitely holds a special energy for me. I’m probably looking forward to this show more than any other on the tour.
Can you tell us about the transitional process of turning Goldroom into a full band?
I’ve played in bands my whole life, so conceptualizing this project into a live band was something I was really excited and ready for. Finding the people to be in the band was a bit of a challenge, but once we pulled it together it was a really creative and exciting process. Every show we play we get better at things, which is what live music is all about. Its been incredibly rewarding musically for me. One nice thing is that having the live thing has enabled me to open up my DJ sets a bit more to whatever I’d like to play.
So great! They’re both amazing people, so even just the process of becoming friends with them has been just as cool as working with them on stage. They both bring super unique talents to the table, and seeing how they change what Goldroom is has been very exciting to me.
When remixing songs, what inspires you to choose the songs you work with and what do you ultimately set out to accomplish?
Well, I’m a song guy, so I’m always trying to get to the bottom of what makes a song great. When I’m picking a song for remix, I’m really just looking for a vocal that inspires me and makes me want to get to the bottom of why its a great song in the first place. I look at my job as to re-contextualize and re-imagine the song in a new way. I love the idea of turning a melancholy song into a hopeful one, or a happy one into a nostalgic one.
Can you tell us a little bit about the current state of your record label Binary Records? Who are some of the latest DJ/Producers that everyone should be looking out for?
Well, Binary’s been a little bit dormant over the past year, but we’re actually working towards a re-launch in early 2014. We’ve started signing some talent and on the whole its all very exciting! I wish I could talk a bit more about it, but I probably cant for a couple months.