The secret is officially out. An electronic duo from the Southernmost
tip of Africa have gone from one of Dance Music’s best kept
secrets to an act tipped by industry tastemakers as the act to
watch this year.
In a scene saturated with egos, premixes and mysterious button
pressing, Goldfish are a breath of fresh air – two guys who are reinventing
the 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. The boys haven’t stopped there, cracking a top 10 on the US
iTunes Dance chart, mixing the covermount CD for DJ Mag, a
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.
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/chill out record that received massive
support from the international dance music scene, desperate for
something fresh and new. 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 second 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.
With props coming from everyone from Dr Dre, Sebastian
Ingrosso, Pete Tong, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand and
Faithless, watch this space. The Re-invention of the DJ has
Goldfish are currently on tour promoting their new single Take
Back Tomorrow, and getting ready to drop their brand new artist
album Three second memory, due for release 17 May 2013.
For Press, Bookings and availability contact
Raymond Bloom +2783 602 0202
- Goldfish website - official website for Goldfish from Cape Town, South Africa