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29 Nov

INTERVIEW: Kool Out Talks To PH FAT Ahead Of “Maribou State” Show. #EightOfEight

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
  1. 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.

  1. Would you classify your music as Hip Hop or Acid Trap?

         I hate that it probably actually falls under Hip Hop/Pop

  1. 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”

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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?

No Comment.

  1. 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. 

  1. 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.

  1. If there was a catch phrase titled ‘PH FAT Kool’…what would that express?

Hopefully something very sincere.

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