Hailing from South Africa, Dominic Peters and David Poole come together as the electronic dance duo Goldfish. Since first coming to our ears in 2006 with their debut album Caught In The Loop, Goldfish have been supporting several of the worlds biggest DJs and electronic artists, having opened for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Paul Van Dyk on their recent tours. Now however, Goldfish will be embarking on their first ever headline world tour and will be playing at London’s Electric Brixton on Sunday the 1st of May.
The debut album that landed in ’06 saw Goldfish nominated for one of the first MTV Africa Music Awards and their following studio album saw the pair break the record for the most nominations in the South African Music Awards, winning two of the categories. The music Goldfish have fathomed is a truly unique amalgamation of African music with elements of jazz, which the pair achieves through combining traditional instruments from both genres and producing other sounds with sampling, effects and synthesisers.
Although they have produced a number of a great albums and singles, what Goldfish is arguably most recognized for is their long standing residency at Pacha Ibiza, one of the worlds most renowned nightclubs. Here, Goldfish set a standard for the parties at the club with their anthemic tracks and infectious joy pouring into the crowd every week.
Goldfish’s most recent album Three Second Memory was released in 2013 and their new single The Storm hit the air just last year. David and Dominic have collaborated with and remixed the likes of Avicii, Wyclef Jean, Lexer, Alle Farben, Morning Parade and DIMMI, making them a popular listen for any dance fan today.
The world tour that will include the London date on May 1st will see the duo also taking in New York, San Diego, LA, San Francisco and Amsterdam, with the show at The Brixton Electric being the only UK date lined up thus far.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Ibiza Voice