Goldfish Dives In To Spring 2016 Live Tour
February 21st, 2016Sarah Ribeiro
Cape Town’s jam duo Goldfish, aka Dom Peters and Dave Poole, were jazz musicians when they met, but since then, they’ve been spending their time creating live house music worldwide. Since the release of their debut album “Caught in the Loop” in 2006, the pair have landed a residency at Pacha Ibiza, a headlining gig at Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, several South African Music Award wins, and plenty of festival bookings to solidify their standing in the house world.
While Goldfish’s sound is standard house, their execution is anything but: with their strong jazz and instrumental background, the two utilize live instrumentation in everything they do. Watching Goldfish live is more akin to a jazz concert than a night at the club — as they add rhythmic influences from traditional South African house to a typical house track while performing live elements from vocals to flute to even saxophone, their performances fringe on improv and experimental, each track wholly unique from the last time it was played.
After the release of their July single “The Storm,” Goldfish has been hinting at a heavily productive 2016, including a teaser track “Games Continued” featuring Bakermat released this January. Their upcoming tour will likely include plenty of new sounds (featuring guest artists) to keep fueling the Goldfish fire.