At the star-studded MTV Africa Awards a few nights ago, South African band Goldfish scooped the night’s biggest gong, winning ‘Best Pop Act’ for their latest album Three Second Memory. The duo, currently on tour in Europe and Asia, flew back to pick up the accolade in front of a live audience with millions more watching on TV sets around the world.
Goldfish, who figured heavily in the official after-movie for Ultra South Africa, also unveiled the new video for their latest track “Moonwalk Away (Moonlanding Mix)”, featuring historic footage of the first moon landings plus incredible time-lapse photography from both the International Space Station (ISS) and the starlit plains of Africa.
Having used original recordings of Neil Armstrong and Mission Control in the remix, Dominic Peters and David Poole contacted NASA on the off-chance that they could use archived film from the ISS and the moon landing itself. “We never expected to get a response,” said Dom, “but they came back saying we were welcome to use any of the footage!”
“The video also has African children’s voices in it and we’re from South Africa, so we wanted to give it an African perspective too. After much back and forth with various landscape photographers traveling around the world we got some mind blowing time-lapses of the African sky shot from around southern Africa.”
The remix, part of a package that includes edits from German stars Alle Farben and Lexer, is indicative of Goldfish’s symphonic yet funk-filled production work; sweeping orchestral sections and evocative piano chords harmonize against warm, driving percussion segments and spine-tingling vocals to create beautiful house music of the absolute highest degree.
The award for ‘Best Pop Act’ will come as no surprise to fans of Goldfish, who take the ‘traditional’ DJ mindset when performing live to a whole new level, incorporating instruments as diverse as saxophones, flutes, keyboards and electronic cellos into their shows. The pair has become internationally renowned for their show stopping performances as well as their original production and remix work – perfectly highlighted in the brand new tour video from their explosive set at Kingsday 2014 at the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium in The Netherlands.
Over the next few months Goldfish will continue their tour across Europe, hitting venues and festivals in Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic and Lithuania. For more information and to find out how to buy tickets, visit www.GoldfishLive.com.