Malaysian DJ duo Goldfish and Blink, who will be playing at ZoukOut 2018 this weekend, are no strangers to the local electronic music scene
Alvin Teoh, aka Goldfish and Lau Hoe Yin, aka Blink, met each other about a decade ago and have been making music since.
The duo has put Malaysia on the map as they have received support from big EDM names such as Tiesto, David Guetta, Nicky Romero and more during their shows!
Goldfish and Blink told us about the story behind their names, their dream stage, and their favourite part about playing at ZoukOut:
SAYS: Hey guys! You've been working together for a long time. How did you two first get together to make music?
G: We got together to make music because of our night at Zouk KL. We've been
residents at Zouk KL since 2004 but we've been DJ-ing on our own as Goldfish
and Blink separately.
B: The 'Goldfish & Blink' duo formed in 2010 when we started spinning together at the night we created called 'LOUD'. The goal was to use the night as a platform to play and debut the music and productions we worked on.
SAYS: Tell us why you named yourselves Goldfish & Blink.
G: A friend of mine gave it to me, at first I thought it was a little funny but
the girls loved it so I kept it.
B: I used to have a blinking habit, so when I wanted to come up with a name, it came to mind. Besides, I think it's catchy in a visual way too. Ironically. laughs
SAYS: After eight years of working together, which track of yours mean the most to both of you?
G: I think it would have to be 'Here We Go Again' that put us on Hardwell's Revealed Recordings in 2013.
B: This song started a major growth for us and helped to put us on the EDM map.
SAYS: You guys have been playing international festivals for a while. Do you have a dream stage?
G: It would be Tomorrowland's or Coachella's main stage, or Ultra Miami? There's a few!
SAYS: You guys are no stranger to the ZoukOut stage. What's your favourite part about the festival?
G: ZoukOut has been one of the best festivals we've played. Although it's not the scale of Tomorrowland or EDC Vegas, the energy of the crowd surpasses a lot that we've played.
B: Especially the one in 2014, we would rate that as one of the best ZoukOut's
ever and one of the best crowd we've played too!
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