PHFAT "Sometimes I ride around thinking dark thoughts"
By now you probably know that local techno-rap group. PHFAT, will be opening Vodacom's In the City event next month.
The band's fans voted them the top band to open for the one day festival, beating out three other local bands.
The Juice got the chance to speak to the bands frontman, Smooth Mike and found out his shows are all about surprises and giving away cool sh*t!
First of all, congrats on winning the opening spot at Vodacom in the City. How do you feel about it?
Thanks. We are really excited. We are going to work really really hard in the next week or two to put on a show that’s really worth watching.
How’s this show going to be different from your other shows?
We have this thing where we work our asses off on big shows. Actually all our shows, but we use the big shows as a chance to transition into the next stage of our live shows. So, when we have a big show, we look at how we can shuffle things around and take stuff away to keep it exciting.
So, what can fans expect from the Vodacom In the City? Anything crazy?
Our shows are always evolving, but the ideal show for me is one where it leaves the audience going: WTF! Catching people off guard and making a great impression on them.
You did that Oppikoppi! You guys absolutely killed it!
Oppikoppi was amazing! We didn’t take it lightly that they had given us such a great spot (Friday night) and we promised we would deliver
But most people will remember you giving away CD’s, T-shirts, skateboards and even Ray Bans. You're kind of like the skhothanes of live gigs now. Any chance you’ll do it again at Vodacom In the City?
Everything we gave away played a part in the show, so we could either keep it on stage or give it away. I didn't bring a skateboard to give away; I was skating before the gig. I think giving stuff like that away is really cool 'cause it’s a real memento from our gigs - something of value. So you’ll have to wait and see!
Final question, do you ever sing your own songs in the car?
No! (laughs)I have one of those irritating back CD loaders so I haven’t changed CDs in my car in forever. And I don’t listen to them, so I literally ride around thinking dark thoughts. But I think of happy thoughts too!