By Nancy Lu
I first met Josh Legg, aka Goldroom, on Facebook in October of 2011. It would be almost another year before we met face-to-face when he played a set at Hudson Terrace in New York City. It's strange to think that someone who started off as an online acquaintance has become one of my close friends, but it's something that I appreciate everyday.
I am constantly in awe of Josh because he has managed his career and relationships in such a way that achieving success was never a question. Josh also has always had the foresight to anticipate movements in the music industry while at the same time remaining true to his Los Angeles roots. Sunshine, beaches, Micheladas and summertime are all consistently used words to describe Goldroom tracks. Songs like “Fifteen” color the leaves of California's palm trees while "Sweetness Alive" is the perfect companion to watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
These gorgeous tracks have established Josh as a serious artist and now everyone is listening. Goldroom has become a regular fixture on music sites around the world and his songs easily get 100K plays or more. His latest single "Only You Can Show Me" cries out summer romance. Whether you have a special someone or not, listening to this track will make you want to fall in love and as of today almost 150K listeners have said yes to Goldroom.
These last two years I've gotten to see Josh grow as an artist and I feel a little bit like a proud parent. From remixing Penguin Prison to now launching a 13-date North American tour, Josh continues to challenge himself and challenge people's expectations of what Goldroom is and can be. Recently Josh transitioned Goldroom from DJ sets to a live three-piece band and the shows have been met with unanimously positive reviews. It's impossible to say what the future holds but one thing is certain - Goldroom is here to stay and with it the City of Angels lives forever.