Perceptions of Pacha

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COMPOSERS: Goldfish
LABELS: Pacha
WORKS: Assorted
PERFORMER: David Poole (sax, flute, synths) Dominic Peters (double bass, synths),
CATALOGUE NO: PPERCE005

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South African jazz has long been held in high regard and Goldfish have reached a new audience. As thousands of Brits head off to Ibiza this summer, the two jazz  musicians will be taking centre stage at the island’s superclub Pacha.

Known as the ‘fishies’, the two jazz graduates from Cape Town have made a splash as part of straight-ahead quartet Breakfast Included and have broken away to blend electronica club beats with thumping upright bass and uplifting sax riffs.

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Yes, we’ve heard similar sounds from DJs like Laurent Garnier or Basement Jaxx, but the Goldfish duo improvise live over their own ‘jazztronica’ DJ-set creations.Don’t be put off by trad jazz-inspired ‘Wet Welly’ resembling 1994’s Dutch pop chart-freak ‘Doop’. The likes of ‘Soundtracks & Comebacks’ with its catchy bass and clapping piano-groove intro, hail this album as an iPod summer anthem – for Balearic visitors and beyond. Neil McKim