Leixlip, County Kildare
Trophy Boyfriend is Kildare based musician Gregor Ruigrok.
Trophy Boyfriend is a genre hopping blend of chillwave, electropop, shoegaze and (whisper it) lofi hip hop. Commissioned to do official remixes for The Cast Of Cheers and Maximo Park, a collection of his remixes is available from his Bandcamp page and includes remixes for Casanova Wave, And So I Watch You From Afar, Cast Of Cheers, Jedward, Maximo Park and Le Galaxie. His tracks 'Faded Plastic Spade' , 'Distant Chimes' and 'Like You Were Frozen' were used in the Netflix series, 'Flaked' and the Hulu series, 'T@gged' . In keeping with his canny 'few and far between' release strategy, Trophy Boyfriend has new music coming in 2020. Gregor is currently working on new music under the alias Ogenblik.
'apartment-sized slo-mo, hazy shoegazelectronica' - Irish Times
'makes Jedward sound like some Scandanavian pop stars remixed by some blog
buzzing producer' - Nialler9
'Dublin-based production whiz and probable evil genius...' - Hot Press
'epic, glistening electro pop' - We Are Noise
'This is some seriously catchy electro-pop goodness, though beneath its blissful exterior is a rather intellectual core'. - Stop The Lights
'we have absolutely nothing but praise for this guy' - We Talk, You Die