BFS: You guys are just starting to touch into the U.S.
Goldfish: I think America is ready for this sound. They had their sugar rush with EDM, like someone gave them coca cola for the first time and was like oh my God it’s sweet and fizzy! And then everyone discovered that there’s actually more substance to it.
BFS: How much influence do you guys have in the production of your videos?
Goldfish: Our artist is a completely crazy dude but like super cool, chill guy. We sent him the track [one million views] when it was still a demo. We had written the lyrics with a spoof element to it. He listened to and literally came back with this like guys Igotta have little mini DJs at school. After that, we started spitballing stupid ideas… and I don’t even know where he got it. A lot of the kids here- you don’t actually- get it.
BFS: I think that’s part of the fun in the video that not everybody gets it.
G: When you don’t get it, it almost… if you’re getting offended by it, it probably means that there’s some truth in it.
BFS: At what point in your career did you guys decide to create your own label?
Goldfish: [Our label] is basically to release our own stuff. We still work with labels but we’re not tied into any.
BFS: Are you guys trying to pick anyone up, anyone that you guys know that should be up and coming?
Goldfish: There’s a whole crew of guys that we’ve found, not stateside yet that we’ve found, but there’s a whole crew of guys from kinda more Europe and South Africa, too. There’s a whole ton of guys in Germany coming up.
BFS: What festivals are you guys most excited to play this summer?
Goldfish: Honestly, I think every single one is super exciting. Mysteryland, Kaaboo… we can go surfing at Kaaboo! We’re super stoked! We’re doing a home festival in Amsterdam as well. There’s talk of us being booked for Tomorrowland as well.
BFS: And you guys have done all the Ultras right? Or most of them?
Goldfish: Not Japan and Chile. Where else is there? Korea. We did Buenos Arias inArgentina just a few weeks ago.
BFS: Do you guys have any desire to play Red Rocks?
Goldfish: Oh of course! That’s bucket list number one for me. If we play there, we might just retire afterwards.
BFS: Please don’t!
Goldfish: I saw some footage of Fatboy Slim playing there like ten years ago and I was like, where the fuck is that place!?
BFS: If you guys could play at red rocks with any artists- older, newer, any genre it doesn’t matter- who would you pick?
Goldfish: We’d need like a half hour to think about that because that’s such a responsibility.
BFS: Who do you look up to? Who’s in the scene these days you like to listen to?
Goldfish: It really… it’s such a mix. Like it goes from Marlow to… but back to who would be our dream lineup to play with Goldfish at Red Rocks. Imagine doing a set and you could have anyone there. Like you could get Miles Davis playing trumpet over Goldfish’s tune. You could grab a couple bands out of the peak of their powers. Like guys who play ten minute songs- and that’s a short song and it’s an original because it’s mad. It’s crazy mad. And that’s what you want, I think.
BFS: Do you guys have any favorite songs right now?
Goldfish: Um… I do. What’s that song that you keep talking about that I keep forgetting the name of because it’s just so complicated? Superflu! It’s about eight and a half minutes long and you gotta listen to the whole thing.
BFS: You’re the pioneers of organic house. Where would you like to see that genre go in the future?
Goldfish: Um I don’t think you’d ever want to see it turn into it’s own monster, because it is organic house. I think I imagine just maybe people taking the organic elements and really you know exposing them and using them maybe in new and creative ways and bringing in new instruments. It’s always going to be a clash of analog and digital. We love digital and we need analog. And vice versa. I need the human element in the music I listen to. If it’s too shiny and too fluorescent I just feel like too synthesized. At the end of the day, it has to be good songwriting. If it morphs into new areas, let’s hope it gets stronger and stronger and bigger and bigger!