Based: Cape Town
Since the release of their self-titled debut album in April 2011, you’ve been hearing more and more of GoodLuck on South African airwaves. So much so that 5 tracks off the album have gone to number one on the Radio Charts, making GoodLuck number one in chart-topping singles off a debut album in South African history surpassing super-bands like the Parlotones, Prime Circle and the electronic super-group Goldfish.
Last week GoodLuck released their debut single ‘Taking it Easy’ (a Beatport favourite) to The Netherlands market where they have just begun to make waves on the live scene headlining the Fontys stage at Festival Mundial 2012. Taking it Easy is already sitting at #150 on the Nielsen Radio Airplay Charts and is at #11 on the Netherlands iTunes electronic music charts. On October 17th GoodLuck will be performing at The Sugar Factory during ADE and are looking forward to entertaining the Dutch audiences for the second time in 2012. “We have fallen in love with The Netherlands and are planning to base ourselves there for most of the Summer of 2013” says producer Ben Peters.
What started off as a passion project for producer Ben Peters, after teaming up with singer/songwriter Juliet Harding, and Saxophonist Raiven Hansmann has grown from a small weekly residency at Camps Bay club Karma to opening for Paul Oakenfold and Basement Jaxx and performing at clubs and festivals around the world.
Their collaboration with DJs Pascal and Pearce on the summer hit Disco Sun (signed to Spinnin’ Records, the Netherlands) has smashed up the airwaves internationally and was one of the chosen few tracks to feature on Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton’s first compilation album.
GoodLuck were also recently nominated for 3 South African Music Awards including ‘Best Dance Album’, ‘Best Duo / Group’ and the coveted ‘Record of the Year’.
Their live show is hailed as one of the explosive, energetic and electric in the electronic music world and there is no stopping this trio now. If you ask them they will tell you that everything that has happened through hard work and a love of good music, good people and a little sprinkling of good luck!