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Goldfish and Blink
Goldfish and Blink
You may knowIpoh-born Alvin Teoh, 30, and KL resident Lau Hoe Yin, 31, by their monikers Goldfish and Blink, as they are Malaysia's prolific producers and DJs. The story behind their names is quite a colourful one; Goldfish said: "Well, a friend of mine gave me this name a long time ago, probably because of the lips. But, I thought it was dumb at that time but I still went along with it. Well, now all the girls think it's cute, so GOLDFISH it is!" Blink's one slightly differs: "I had a habit of blinking twice to agree to something when I was young. Since I started DJing with the name "Blink", the habit has long gone. Amazing stuff." Interesting...
Goldish and Blink are now embarking on their next project, a dance anthem album and they tell us why it was so important for them to do this. Goldish added: "We share identical interest in music, fashion, design - almost everything, except girls! [laughs]. So one day we sat down and thought through about making a KL Dance Music Anthem. It turned out well; it was pretty much a success in our eyes and so, the next step we went forward with was, 'We gotta do thisss!!!'" Blink couldn't agree more: "It was just a natural progression to become a team when you know you like the same things and have the same wavelength."
Goldfish on debut album: "We gotta do this!!!"
On the debut album, Blink explained the inspiration behind it: "We wanna do something no one has done before; to have an album that does not particularly have "one" sound but still have that one personality. I think the message will be passed on to the audience, that we just love to keep people dancing no matter where they are." Goldfish chipped in: "It's a gradual journey of how we got together and where we are today. It has its ups and downs, showcasing our love for all things dance music and keeping the audience filled with energy, emotion, and inspiration. We wanted to do something that no one has done yet, bridging the gap of crossing over to popular music so it can be appreciated by a wider scope of audience. It's basically us bringing our sound out of the club and into the world with the same amount of energy!"