It’s hard to imagine that one of the most exciting live electronica acts in the world right now comes from a small city on the southern-most tip of Africa. But the success story behind Cape Towns’ electronica phenomenon Goldfish, has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Two Jazz musos hook up while studying music at varsity, and form a live electronic duo. They record an album themselves with little more than a double bass, a saxophone and a couple of synths. This self-released ‘underground’ album, Caught in the loop, goes on to propel them into the stratosphere, with a cult-like following and numerous #1s in their home country.
They take their incendiary multiple-instrument live act across the globe, with sold-out shows from Ibiza to Tokyo, from Dubai to Cannes. They open for electronica giants Fatboy Slim, Mr Scruff, The Audio Bullys, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong and Stereo MC’s. They are hailed as the Re-invention of the DJ, and voted best live act in South Africa.
This is Dominic Peters and David Poole, the unassuming surfer/jazz muso/electronic maniacs that are Goldfish. You couldn’t find two guys more passionate about music, and if you’ve seen their live show, you will agree that ‘Re-invention of the DJ’ is about as close as you can get to describing what they do.
Combining live instruments like Double bass, Saxophones, Keyboards, Flute, and Vocals with Samplers, Effects, Synths and a healthy dollop of freeform improvisation, Goldfish have hit a nerve on dance floors across the world.
Known fondly just as the ‘Fishies’ to their legions of loyal fans, it was always a matter of not ‘if’ but ‘when’ for this duo. Suddenly Goldfish have found themselves on the brink of a rollercoaster ride that will launch them full throttle into the international spot light.
After extensive negotiations Goldfish’s second album has been signed to Pacha, one of the worlds’ biggest club and lifestyle brands, a massive achievement and further confirmation of the duo’s destiny to take the world by storm.
The new album Perceptions of Pacha, released at Miami’s Winter Music Conference March 2008, features 10 brand-new Goldfish tracks and the international release includes a second disc featuring a live Goldfish performance video and remixes by top DJs from around the world.
With tours of the US, Europe, and a 4 month Friday night summer residency at super-club Pacha Ibiza inked for 2008, the future is looking golden…
Have a look at their official website @ http://www.goldfishlive.com