An electronic duo from the Southern-most tip of Africa have gone from one of Dance Music’s best kept secrets, to leading exponents of the Live Electronic Music scene. Their pioneering mix of Saxophones, Flute, Double Bass, Keyboards and pounding House beats has touched a nerve with audiences across the world, coining the moniker ‘Re-Inventing the DJ.’ Once you experience a Goldfish live performance, you immediately know you are witnessing something special. This isn’t just a DJ spinning tracks, this is the excitement of live, where you see the music being made, not just played.
Between their grueling touring schedule, recording and surfing in all four corners of the globe, Dom and Dave have been quietly and steadily building a reputation for incendiary lives shows and hyper-catchy releases that are poised to spill them over into the mainstream consciousness. Their most recent release Games Continued, a collab with Dutch sensation Bakermat, just cracked 10 Million streams and counting on Spotify.
Other highlights including countless sold out performances and festival appearances everywhere, a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, multiple SAMA’s, an MTV Africa award, a four year residency at Pacha Ibiza, and a list of DJ’s including Robin Shulz, Klingande, Thomas Jack and Sam Feldt dropping their tracks as staples in their sets. Their unique and often controversial animated music videos have garnered tens of millions of views online, with a cult following eagerly awaiting the next installment.
It’s almost hard to believe that not so long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who led a relatively chilled life surfing and playing music in their original home of Cape Town. All that really did change when they decided to record an album. Not having a record deal or many resources, they simply locked themselves in a bedroom...with a double bass, a saxophone and a couple of synths, recording their debut album Caught In The Loop on their own.
A timeless dance/chill out record that received massive support from the international dance music scene, searching for something fresh and new. Pete Tong even called it his Ibiza Poolside Album of the Summer. A residency at Pacha Ibiza followed, and the Fishies honed their sound at one of the worlds’ most iconic superclubs before releasing Perceptions Of Pacha, garnering a record breaking 8 South African Music Award nominations and platinum sales in their home country. They followed this up with another SAMA award winning album Get Busy Living(2010), and MTV Africa award winning Three Second Memory(2013).
To get closer to the hotbed of dance music in America, the duo are now based in San Diego, focussing on their forthcoming new album Tipping The Scales(2017), a jam-packed touring schedule - and definitely exploring the surf around California during the process. Already, they’ve begun conquering the stateside festival landscape with dates at Ultra Miami, Mysteryland USA, Electric Forest, and most recently, Electric Zoo in New York.
With a whirlwind of upcoming tour dates ahead, along with a new album deal inked with Armada, it’s clear that all eyes in the world’s fishbowl will continue to be locked on Goldfish for the foreseeable future.
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