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The Booth: Gourmet

Fans, casual listeners and critics aren’t the only consumers of music. Every fortnight, we ask a prominent or exciting local artist to share five tracks that are currently on rotation on their boombox/diskman/Zune – oldies, latest hits, oddities and obscurities. Welcome to The Booth.

Gourmet is the brainchild of Cape Town musician, Alexander Pankiv-Greene. His sound is a tastefully blended cognac of production-led percussion, guitar, horns and moody, swoony and melancholic vocals forming “playfully naïve, enlightened pop music”. Accompanied by a carefully constructed visual aesthetic, Gourmet announced his arrival by diving straight into a month-long promotion of his upcoming debut EP, Cashmere. This followed the recent announcement of a new Cape Town-based artist label and collaborative project called 1991, through which Gourmet is the second artist to be released after Maxime Alexander.

He has released three stellar singles thus far: ‘Animals’, ‘Forever Backwards’ and ‘Floods – all generating some serious excitement our side for the 29 December full-release of Cashmere, as well as the impending transition into what should prove to be a truly intriguing live performance. In no particular order, here are his five tracks:

1 | Iman Omari ‘That Girl (Flip)’

This is just a really special piece of music.

2 | Debussy ‘Arabesque No.1’

Pure ecstasy

3 | Fever Trails ‘Supermoon’

Most of Fever Trails’s music makes me feel like giving birth, this man really understands textures.

4 | Homeshake ‘Moon Woman’

This song has this kind of awkward grooviness, it’s perfect.

Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs – Fetti

Straight bars.

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