Hailing from Los Angeles, emerging DJ & producer Goldbrg has quickly gone onto amass an impressive global fan base via his recent hyped Live stream DJ sets.
Building on that buzz, he has since dropped his debut release, ‘Feel This Good’ – delivering an infectious slice of vocal house music. We caught up with Goldbrg to discuss his journey so far & what future plans are in store for the talented newcomer!
T.H.E – Hey Goldbrg! Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials, how has 2020 been treating you so far?
Goldbrg – Hey! Thanks so much for having me. 2020 has definitely had its fair deal of challenges, starting with transitioning at my university to online classes and social isolation. However, my family and I have been staying healthy, so I don’t have too much to complain about. I’ve always looked at challenges as opportunities, (as cliché as that may sound), so with the newfound time in quarantine I really ramped up working on the “Goldbrg” project. Before quarantine, I would’ve never had enough time to devote a significant amount of energy to this so I’m really glad I’m able to now!
T.H.E – Big congrats on your debut cut, ‘Feel This Good’ – can you tell us some more about your creative / production process on the track?
Goldbrg – Thanks so much! In terms of the production process, it’s been a joint effort between myself and my close friend Kyle Ramsay. Between the two of us, we’ve been working together to produce some fun tracks filled with summer energy and good vibes, which is what I want the first couple releases of my project to emulate. For “Feel This Good”, it started out with an idea to bring some pop elements through the vocal we obtained, and work with that to bring it into a proper tech house banger.
T.H.E – What first inspired you to get into the electronic music scene & led to your decision of releasing the record now?
Goldbrg – I’ve been involved in the electronic music scene for quite a while now, working as a tour manager and manager for different artists, as well as taking internships in management and event production during school semesters. However, the “Goldbrg” project was always a side project that I never really thought would get to see the light of day until quarantine came along!
T.H.E – Are there any labels or DJs that have particularly influenced your sound?
Goldbrg – Absolutely – of course, I’ve had a great deal of influence from the classic house producers of the ’90s and 2000s, but recently I’ve been taking a lot of influence from artists like Sonny Fodera, Chris Lake and Dom Dolla. I think they all have some incredibly unique styles of production that really can’t be replicated and are always unstoppable in terms of energy on the dance floor!
T.H.E – In three words, could you describe your signature sound for us?
Goldbrg – Happy, groovy, electric
Tell us about your quarantine DJ sets, they’ve become quite the online party it sounds!?
Goldbrg – Haha yeah, the DJ sets are really something! It all started at the beginning of quarantine when I decided to start taking my DJ sets online, and I found a home in this Facebook group “Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens” where I’ve been averaging between 30,000-40,000 views per stream, with peak viewership at 70,000. Going from playing fraternity parties at my university to a global audience was definitely a shift that took some getting used to, but it’s now the highlight of my week. I’ve spent countless hours on the production value of the streams, basically turning the living room in my apartment into a quarantine nightclub, complete with lasers, moving headlights, fog machines, smoke cannons, really the whole nine yards. But even with all the work involved, I have never looked back.
T.H.E – If you could collaborate with any artist in the world – who would that be?
Goldbrg – This is a really tough question because there are so many artists in the house scene that I look up to. But, if I had to choose only one, I think it would probably have to be MK. He’s released so many unbelievable tracks and his music is always such a pleasure listening to. His productions bridge the gap between pure house music with hints of pop, and I think that is a really cool style to form and something that I’d like to develop within my tracks as well.
T.H.E – And finally, what can we expect to see next from Goldbrg – any upcoming releases or projects you can share with us?
Goldbrg – Yes! Super excited to announce that I’ll be releasing my second track “How To Dance” on July 3rd!