Press

"There are, of course, many South Florida sounds, but if we had to be defined by just one, Gold Dust Lounge feels about right. Russell Mofsky and his band have created a special rhythm that glows like a flickering old TV or the nostalgic neon of a Miami Beach go-go Lounge." -Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, September 26, 2013

“Led by songwriter and guitarist Russell Mofsky, the group’s sound is a loops- and effects-laced take on jazz, trip-hop, surf, and more contemporary sounds.” -Arielle Castillo, New Times, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

…A fusion of wailing ambient instrumentals stamped with retro surf rock and acid jazz.” -Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, Thursday, April 12, 2012.

In 2012, the world is such a postmodern, postcolonial jungle that in order to make sense of anything you’ve got to be thinking globally….Global economies, global trends, global crises. And global music. The collapse of cultural segregation — thank the Internet — has created some curious crossbreeds when it comes to how we humans construct and compose sound….This Jazz Trio (Gold Dust Lounge) slinks and swaggers through subgenre favorites such as surf rock, spy-movie soundtracks, and spaghetti western film scores, with a dose of wandering groove to keep the audience feeling loose.” -Matt Preira, New Times Crossfade, April 9, 2012.

With the release last month of Wynwood Bootleg, Gold Dust Lounge confirmed itself as the gallery district’s unofficial house band. The songs on Wynwood Bootleg all have a surf core but reach out with instinctive tentacles to natural, unexpected territory.” -William Alton, Beached Miami, March 6, 2012

Drive ten minutes west to The Standard—a seventies-style hotel with a vibe that’s half summer camp, half hippie commune—and head to the bayside bar, where it’s hard to decide whether to watch the hipsters or the sunset. On Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m., you can listen to live music by the jazzy jam band Gold Dust Lounge” - Eimear Lynch, Conde Nast Traveler, February, 12, 2012.

Described as Ambient Rock, Spy-Fi, and Exotica Surf Rock, among other catch phrases, Gold Dust Lounge carves a unique musical path. Led by guitarist, Russell Mofsky, the band’s reverb drenched and loop-laden instrumentals reflect influences from Punk Rock to Noir film soundtracks…Gold Dust Lounge cuts quite a unique musical path through the turntable dominated South Florida music scene. With influences ranging from surf guitarist Dick Dale, to 60s-era Miles, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead and ECM Records, Gold Dust Lounge creates spacious, cinematic musical expressions." -Ed Bell, WLRN, 91.3FM, Miami, FL, November 11, 2011.

"Excellent support comes from Miami scene vet Russell Mofsky, whose local punk pedigree bleeds through the surfabilly edges of his new project, Gold Dust Lounge.” -Arielle Castillo, New Times, February 17, 2011

WOW…REALLY COOL TUNES..VERY ATMOSPHERIC AND A HUGE SOUNDING GUITAR TONE!! I WISH YOU WERE STILL AROUND HERE MAN…I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER GUITAR PLAYER FOR THE FATHOMS! -"Cranky" Frankie Blandino (The Fathoms) February 5, 2011

"In between sets, we were treated to Gold Dust Lounge, a three-man band with psychedelic guitars and swayingly jam-band-worthy, highly instrumental tracks. At times, we felt like we were on the beach in the ’60s, other times at Woodstock. -Christina Borges, New Times, August 23, 2010

"From a slight distance, the trio’s music — ambient instrumentals laden with reverb and often performed at an unhurried pace — can sound as fragile as smoke rings."
-Jake Cline, Citylink Magazine, August 6, 2010