Eight artists will be opening for electro duo Maribou State on the 8th & 9th December 2017 at Mercury Live (Cape Town) & Good Luck Bar (Johannesburg). Kool Out had the opportunity to ask these stellar eight local acts, eight questions as the lead up to the Maribou State party begins…. #EightForEight
On the next #EightOfEight we have one of South Africa’s most exciting & international talents PH FAT.
Hailing from Cape Town PH FAT is known for his Psychodelic-Bass-Rap (or Punk-Rap to some) & energetic live performances he has shared stages with the likes of Public Enemy, Casey Veggies, MGMT & Milky Chance. PH FAT‘s music has gained popularity across the globe, accumulating a diverse & loyal following.
- PH FAT
- PH FAT went through an amicable split last year, how has that affected the consistency and quality of work produced this year in 2017?
Obviously there’s been an adjustment period but I think it would be doing both of us a disservice to say that the music has gotten better or worse. My real hope is that it’s gotten different. I have a bunch of releases next year that should make a more definitive statement than the singles I’ve been putting out till now.
- Would you classify your music as Hip Hop or Acid Trap?
I hate that it probably actually falls under Hip Hop/Pop
- Your music can be brilliantly dark at times, is this a case of art imitating life?
Thanks! Uhm. Yeah sometimes. I have a special place in my heart for my own dark side. I think a lot of creative potential lives there and a lot of people are scared enough of themselves that they never get introduced to the darker parts of their personalities. Counter intuitively a lot of people get a lot less angry and aggressive when they really get to know all the stuff hiding in their own shadows.
“I have a special place in my heart for my own dark side. I think a lot of creative potential lives there and a lot of people are scared enough of themselves that they never get introduced to the darker parts of their personalities”
- What process do you go through when deciding who next to collaborate with?
To be honest I think it’s largely to do with proximity and who I might be clicking with at the time. I’ve done the whole “lets organise a collaboration” thing before and quite often you end up forcing things. So these days I just invite people over to fool around with no real intent or outcome in mind. Half the time you end up in a completely different world than one might expect.
- Fans still to this day reminisce about the days when Disco was still a part of PH FAT, he seems to have gone on his own personal journey of growth and healing. Do you ever miss him?
- You are one of 8 local acts opening for Maribou State, where and when was the first time you ever heard a song of theirs?
To be honest it was just before I sat down to do some of these interviews. I try not to listen to too much new music while I’m writing. They cool. it’s rad that some one is pushing something so different.
- What can audiences expect from your performance at the events?
Me and all the energy I can muster. I’m really looking forward to that show. Goodluck is a rad venue and the lineup is so strong and fresh and even influential. Over so much of the south african landscape.
- If there was a catch phrase titled ‘PH FAT Kool’…what would that express?
Hopefully something very sincere.