Goldfish. Two boys from Cape Town whose genre-defying mix of
jazzy house beats and searing live performances has seen them
launch head first into the worldwide Dance Music consciousness.
Almost hard to believe that not so long ago they were just two
music students, Dominic Peters and David Poole, who lived a life
of surfing and playing music in the Southern most part of Africa,
All that changed when they decided to record an album. Not
having a record deal or much money, 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 record that received massive support
from the international dance music scene, desperate for something
fresh and new.
The two guys quickly found themselves maintaining a grueling
international tour schedule that saw them play sold-out shows
from Miami to Moscow, from Sydney Opera House to Sao Paulo,
in-between still finding time to mix the covermount CD for DJ mag
international, garnering a record-breaking 8 SAMA nominations,
numerous number ones on radio as well as performances at
Glastonbury, Sensation White, Ultra Festival Miami, 46664 and Get
Loaded in the Park amongst others.
They even got their hands on a residency to die for; Friday night
at Ibiza super-club Pacha. Here they developed their sound further
and presented it on their second album “Perceptions of Pacha”. As
no other album, “Perceptions Of Pacha” captures the carefree vibe
of the magical island of Ibiza, with their track Fort Knox cracking
the Top 10 on the US iTunes Dance Charts. Following numerous
high profile shows, they are hailed as "The Re-invention of the DJ"
with props coming from everyone from Dr Dre to James Blunt,
Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg and Faithless.
It’s hard to put your finger on it, but if you’ve seen their live show
you will agree that Re-invention of the DJ really is as close as you
can get to describing what they do. Combining live instruments
like Double bass, Saxophone, 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
Goldfish have just completed their 3rd Album Get busy Living due
for release September 2010.