The Roxy Theatre presents
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Watch & Listen
BoomBox, the electronic duo compromised of versatile producers, DJs, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalists
Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, recently released their first new studio album in 4 years, Filling In
The Color, following 2010’s downriverelectric and 2006’s debut record Visions of Backbeat. Godchaux calls
the new record “further evolved” from the bands’ signature sound, an electronic blend of soulful Rock and
Blues based dance music incorporating Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds.
The band created a majority of the album on the road over the past two years. “It was written mainly in transit –
backstage, hotel rooms, and places like the interstate in different vehicles,” says Godchaux. A handful of tracks
on the new album, including “Waiting Around” and “Dream“, incorporate live guitar riffs that were pulled from
soundboard multi-tracks as the band experimented with the new tracks on the road. “There’s a live energy
mixed in with that. A lot of the new tracks were developed in the live setting,” Randolph says. “And you’re
recording that part with an audience in front of you, so it’s a totally different vibe than if it were just the two of
us in the studio or hanging out at my house.”
The band returned to their hometown of Muscle Shoals, AL to complete the tracks at Randolph’s home studio.
“90% of it was cut in the Shoals,” says Randolph. There was an added historical significance to recording in
Muscle Shoals given it’s rich recording history, where legendary soul artists such as Aretha Franklin and Otis
Redding once laid down records. “The history obviously has some bearing on the emotional tone of the creative
process,” Randolph said.
While Filling In The Color draws from many influences in Randolph and Godchaux’s lives’, the record
ultimately comes from an honest, personal place. “It comes down to a search for a certain sound,” says
Godchaux, “a certain feel. It’s something we hear in our heads all the time. Forces from within are the driving,
motivating factor in pointing this sound out to people.”
“We want the listener to be able to play the record front to back, not just a few tracks,” Godchaux said. “To
enjoy the album as a whole. Day or night, happy or sad, from the speaker on their phone to the thumping sound
system. We are song makers. That’s what we do. And this record should be confirmation that we are doing what
we are supposed to be doing with our lives.”
Filling In the Color is currently available in all digital stores. CD + Vinyl packages are currently available for
pre-order and will feature a coloring book of conceptualized artwork for each song, allowing fans to “Fill in the
Color” as they see fit.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium I was introduced to the sounds of New Beat in the early 90's. One night my parents took me to Boccacio, a club just outside of Ghent (since I was only 15) and from that night on, I was hooked! The years following, I was fortunate enough to go clubbing at some of Belgium's and Holland's finest…La Rocca, Café d'Anvers , Roxy and It, just to name a few.
On to the US of A in 94 and somehow I always seemed to find the good music that kept me dancing. (or maybe it found me) From the Full Moon parties in LA to the NY club scene to my annual stop at Burning Man, my insatiable appetite for the beats has recently inspired me to embrace my passion and start putting the music together myself and play for people that love to dance too.
I've recently had the honor of opening for and playing with some other DJ's that have helped me tremendously.
Thanks so much to all of you and I must give special thanks to Alfred, Jerry, Harry, Scotty, Dom, Britten, Kirby, Ross, Hal and Blick….much love to all my friends and family that have supported me as well.
I feel very fortunate to be on this path and hope you'll enjoy the beats.
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