Goldfish (band)

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One of the group's early logos.
Background information
Origin Cape Town, South Africa
Genres Electronica, trip hop, downtempo, nu jazz, electro swing
Labels SPRS (Spinnin' Records Sublabel)
Goldfish Music
Associated acts Breakfast Included,[1] Dorp
Members Dominic Peters, David Poole, Sakhile Moleshe (intermittent)

Goldfish is an electronica and dance group hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, consisting of Dominic Peters and David Poole. They create dance music containing elements of jazz and African music, combining live instruments like double bass, saxophones, keyboards, flute, and vocals with samplers, effects and synths.[2] They have opened for electronica acts including Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Mr Scruff, Audio Bullys, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong and Stereo MCs.[3]

Their vocalists include Sakhile Moleshe, Max Vidima, Monique Hellenberg, Hlulani Hlangwane and David Poole.[citation needed]

Commercial use[edit]

An advertisement for the Kia Soul automobile featured their track "Fort Knox."[citation needed] Nike recently used the song "Washing Over Me" featuring Morning Parade in the advertisement of the Nike+ App.[citation needed] "Washing Over Me" was also featured in the Castle Lager advert for the Castle Lager Incoming Series.[citation needed]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

In 2009, they set a new South African Music Awards record for most nominations,[citation needed] with 8 nominations including Best Duo or Group and Album of the Year, winning Best Producer and Best Dance Album.[4][not in citation given][citation needed]

Goldfish was nominated for the Best Alternative category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 but did not win.[5][not in citation given][citation needed]

Goldfish was named "Best Pop" at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014.[6]


Title Type
Caught in the Loop (2006) Album
Pure Pacha (2008) Single
Perceptions of Pacha (2008) Album
Perceptions of Pacha REMIXED (2009) Album
Get Busy Living (2010) Album
We Come Together remix single (2011) Single
Goldfish (album) (2012) Album
Take Back Tomorrow (2013) Single
Three Second Memory (2013) Album
"The Storm (With DIMMI)" (2015) Single


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