“Goldfish is all about the collision of Analogue and Digital, the excitement of live instruments vs machines…a lot of electronic music is very bright and sterile but we like to rub a bit of dirt back in. We want to make Dance Music come alive again”?
The secret is officially out. An electronic duo from the Southern-most tip of Africa have gone from one of Electronic Music’s best kept secrets to an act tipped by industry tastemakers as the act to watch this year.
In a scene saturated with dubious premixes and mysterious button pressing, Goldfish are a breath of fresh air – two guys who are re-inventing the concept of a DJ and taking live performance to a whole new level.
Their genre-defying live mix of sax, double bass, keyboards and pounding house beats has touched a nerve with audiences across the world, from impromtu jams in a tiny beach club in their home town of Cape Town to selling out Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall and curating their own sold out festival in Holland. The boys haven’t stopped there, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, mixing the covermount CD for DJ Mag, a 5 year residency at Pacha Ibiza, and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to remix their tracks - It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who led a relatively chilled life surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town. ??All that really did change when they decided to record an album. Being penniless students they simply locked themselves in a bedroom...with a double bass, a saxophone and a couple of synths, recording their debut Caught In The Loop on their own. A charming dance/chill out record that received massive support from the electronic music scene. Pete Tong even called it his Ibiza Poolside Album of the Summer.
?The two guys quickly found themselves maintaining gruelling international tour schedule that saw them play sold-out shows from Amsterdam to Miami, from the Sydney Opera House to Sao Paulo, releasing the album Perceptions of Pacha, garnering a record-breaking 10 SAMA nominations, numerous number ones on radio at home, as well as performances at Glastonbury, Sensation White, Ultra Festival Miami, XO live, 46664 and Get Loaded in the Park amongst others.
?Now with the launch of their seminal album Three Second Memory, Goldfish have once again crafted a brilliant musical work that perfects the bond between digital and analog – a back to mine sensibility meets live energy electronic music that you can listen to, dance to, or just chill out to.?
With props coming from everyone from Fedde Le Grand, Dr Dre, Sebastian Ingrosso, Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg, and Faithless, Goldfish are ready to swim with the big fish. Watch this space, the Re-invention of the DJ has arrived.
Goldfish are currently on tour promoting their new album Three Second Memory out on Universal and available worldwide on CD, Download, Custom USB and Vinyl.
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What people are saying about Goldfish
“…these two freeform improvisation geniuses from South Africa are a real find. Using classic instruments to bring dance music to life, Dominic Peters and David Poole really are the sh*t.
It’s no wonder that Pacha have them signed up for a residency in Ibiza.
Check out their albums and prepare to be amazed! We Love ‘em!” - DJ Mag
Sex. But with Saxophones. – headshotkillz
“I couldn’t get their album off my stereo by the pool this Summer” - Pete Tong
“They’re my favourite band right now” – Fedde Le Grande
“Make no mistake, these boys are gonna to be BIG! The two multi-instrumentalists captivate the crowd, and have the UK contingent scratching their heads and saying to each other ‘we’ve got to get these boys over to Europe…’ Essential.” - TrusttheDJ.com
“GOLDFISH ... store that name in your memory for longer than 3 seconds, cause these guys are going places.” - Thunda.com
“One of the first acts to truly jump the great divide between dance and live excitement” - 24.com
“I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a very big year for Goldfish” US3
“It’s Goldfish who really bake the biscuits. 100 percent their own material, these South African Funksters really are as good as we’ve hyped them to be. Jazzy, groovy and loaded with live instrumentation, it’s one helluva party. Think Kraak &
Smaak making sweet sonic love with Derrick Carter and you get the Picture.” - IDJ
From a technical point of view what Goldfish does is blinding…and the fact that they have combined this with catchy hooks and licks makes it doubly so. A brilliant night out! - thechiz
The duo are full-blown popular icons, and whether you’re a sideline fan, appreciative musician or a crazed groupie, you’ll find a way to give the Fish props. - Overtone mag
“This album shows that heavy jazz cats can make music that is accessible and bursting with groove” - MIO mag
“Did I mention there are only two of them? Go see a live set, and then buy the disc at the show along with the bonus DVD. You will thank me.” - Blunt magazine
“We dig these guys!” FHM
“With Goldfish, you can clearly see they are brilliant. There is nothing like playing a classic instrument to prove you’re a real artist, and people thrive off this element of their show. In fact, unless you are standing right up in the front row, you wouldn't be able to grasp the full complexity of what they are doing…Goldfish are breaking traditional mindsets about this music genre” - Durban scouts
‘Their musical class shines through with elements of Nu-Jazz and traditional African Jazz mixing brilliantly with bluesy Café jazz ala St Germain. But they’re no copycats. Goldfish has their own sound and it is wonderfully African with the sophistication of Europe.” – BPM magazine