Check out the breezy and danceable “Forever Free” by South Africa’s @GoldFishlive

GOLDFISH, “Forever Free”

The venerable and Award-winning South African production duo GoldFish are due to release an album sometime soon, since their last one was now three years ago, Late Night People (followed more recently by a remix album of it). Dominic and David continue to tease us with a new single every now and then, and their latest, “Forever Free”, is a timeless and positive ode to something that’s important to everyone. Co-written with and sung by L.A.-based vocalist Nate Highfield, “Forever Free” soars to similar happy places that songs like Tritonal & Henry Dark’s “Shivohum” and Porter Robinson’s “Get Your Wish” have transported us this year. GoldFish’s production is effortless and Nate’s voice just lets “Forever Free” soar. Watch the entertaining animated video above, directed by Matt Torode – and yes, Dominic and David get the cartoon treatment!

US-based South African duo @GoldFishlive remix 2017’s “Late Night People” album with standout “If I Could Find” (@jackLNDN remix)

GOLDFISH, “If I Could Find” (jackLNDN remix)

After a bit of a break, US-based South African duo GoldFish re-emerged recently with a beautiful acoustic song “It Was You” (with Zeeba) which I wrote about last month.  It’s a bit bold to remix a two year old record, but GoldFish has the dedicated audience that wanted it, and thus their 5th album Late Night People arrives with many interesting remixes by the likes of Midnight Kids, Beowulf, Adam Kahati, and Kyle Watson, not to mention “Ibiza Sunset” mixes of two of the songs.  But if there’s any highlight to the selection it’s “If I Could Find” as remixed by UK producer jackLNDN – a producer who also sings!  “If I Could Find” is dynamic, sophisticated house music that will flow comfortably into any house music playlist that you can devise.  The musicianship is impeccable and jackLNDN’s spin on it should help attract club DJ’s to this one.

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Listen to the potent acoustic collaboration of @GoldFishlive and @MarcosZeeba with “It Was You”

GOLDFISH and ZEEBA, “It Was You” (acoustic)

Though I’m not familiar with either performer, the video of an acoustic alliance (recorded in Santiago, Chile!), “It Was You”, is a welcome introduction to both.  GoldFish is an electronic duo (Dom and David) with South African origins, now situated in San Diego, who are both well-educated, diverse musicians as well as producers.  Zeeba is an American singer, based in Brazil and of Brazilian heritage, who is most noted for some recent successful collaborations, particularly with producer Alok.  So it’s no wonder that Armada, of all labels, has taken a chance to release “It Was You”.  Strip away all of the electronic trappings and you can always see who truly shines.  Zeeba’s convincing vocal supported by the grand piano and saxophone from GoldFish meshes together silkily, and though it’s a short effort at only 2:32 it’s one that you’ll definitely want to hear again and again.

 

Published in: on January 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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