Exclusive Premiere: Hear Goldfish's Remix of Wyclef Jean & Avicii's 'Divine Sorrow'

Goldfish, an electronic music duo from Cape Town known for performing instrumental live sets, give the single a beachy, piano-heavy treatment.

Last winter, Wyclef Jean and Avicii joined forces to make a song called "Divine Sorrow," which was later put out by (RED), the Bono-founded organization that raises money to fight AIDS. On Monday (Dec. 15), the South African electronic group Goldfish is releasing a keyboard-heavy, downtempo remix of the song, and you can listen to it here on Billboard:

Goldfish, a Cape Town duo made up of Dominic Peters and David Poole, are known for their instrumental live sets and sly media presence. Last year, they released an animated parody music video titled "One Million Views" that poked fun at push-button DJ culture, depicting cartoon versions of Avicii and deadmau5 going to DJ school before performing in front of big crowds (for what it's worth, deadmau5 later expressed his support for the video).

But Poole and Peters have more to offer than provocation: Both men are trained jazz musicians and have turned Goldfish into one of South Africa's most popular EDM exports. In 2009, they broke the country's record for most nominations at the South African Music Awards, and have brought thier beachy blend of jazz and world music to festivals around the world including Glastonbury and Ultra Music Festival. 

When the group was approached to remix "Divine Sorrow," Peters said they knew right away that they wanted to make an emotional interpretation of the song, "something that did justice to the lyrics and vocals," he said. "Even though it has a 4/4 kick, it's beyond just a dance track."

In January, Goldfish will perform three U.S. shows in Richmond, Baltimore and New York City, and will return in March for SXSW and Ultra Music Festival.


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