Line-up /Goldroom, Body Language (dj set), Aimes (dj set)
Bringing the sounds of LA straight to NYC, Goldroom will paint your mind with the sounds of shining beaches, swimming pools, celeb sightings and all that west coast stuff we secretly wish we could have...And for one night on August 24th we can pretend we do!
Meanwhile we're adding in our EAST COAST flavorings with a DJ set from NYC's finest electropop band Body Language, plenty of LAZERS and FOG AND OPEN REYKA VODKA BAR 12:30 - 1:00am
Born out of Los Angeles synthpop trio NightWaves, Goldroom is Josh Legg’s solo effort and production alias. An amalgamation of dreamy synths, emotive vocals, and tropical disco grooves, Goldroom paints the soundscape of summertime in Los Angeles.
2011 saw Goldroom self releasing his four song Angeles EP as well releasing a slew of remixes for buzzworthy acts like Penguin Prison, Poolside, and Gigamesh. His massive remix for Niki & The Dove has been streamed over 120,000 times on soundcloud and has been a staple of some of the worlds biggest tastemaker DJs such as The Magician, Aeroplane, Alex Metric, and Mylo. As a DJ, Goldroom has shared the stage with Alan Braxe, Classixx, Poolside, Oliver, and The Magician.
Busy saving the city from the brick wall arm crossing and the casual head nods, Brooklyn's own Body Language has risen from the DIY venue basements armed with the kinetic dynamite you would expect from the name. Their original music was born from weekly dance party remixes crafted by Grant Wheeler and Matt Young, and graced by the soul stylings of Ms. Angelica Bess. Their efforts, which illustrated their arrival into Brooklyn, were delivered in a five track EP called “Speaks".
Since the EP release, Body Language has been touring with Zero 7, Sia and burning holes in New York City dance floors appearing with the likes of Passion Pit, Little Boots, La Roux, School of Seven Bells, Theophilus London and Jimmy Edgar.
AIMES is the production moniker and musical alter ego of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. Aman, a formally trained jazz guitarist, entered into the world of electronic music almost by mistake. After years of searching for his sound on the guitar, many of which involved him trying to make his guitar sound like a synthesizer, he opted to trade the two. Now armed with a plethora of gadgets and toys, Aman spends his time bridging the divide between the organic tones of his past and the lush oscillations in his present.
As AIMES, Aman has managed to create a statement that is over 15 years in the making, culminating from a lifetime of influences and musical exploration. Locking himself in his Brooklyn apartment for most of 2010, Aman set out to make the record of the sounds he had been hearing in his head. Armed with not much more than a few synthesizers, a telecaster, and a vocal mic, AIMES constructed a nostalgia filled, yet contemporary, album that at times channels the late 70's Manhattan disco circuit, and other times even the current UK bassline scene, all while maintaining his own unique sound.
On his debut album "Your Floor Is Now a Tree," you find an artist coming in his own. The album is Aman’s first release to feature vocals from himself, and they call to mind an almost haunting melancholic sublime. With a slight tinge of vulnerability and earnest, the human condition is most prevalent on songs like ‘You and Me’ and ‘If You Ever Wanna’. While at other times, his vocals recall disco forefather, Gino Soccio on ‘Every Time When I See You.’